Marketing and Communications Intern

Women, trans, gender non-conforming and queer folks, Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Live4Lali is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate by race, age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability in its procedures and policies.

Substance use disorder has become a devastating epidemic with more than 270 Americans dying every day from an accidental drug overdose. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, in 2020, 2,944 people in Illinois died from overdoses, 83% were opioid-related, a 33% increase from previous year. Overdose death is currently the number one cause of accidental death, surpassing car accidents, gun violence, and suicide for the 5th year in a row.

Live4Lali has been serving suburban Chicago for over ten years providing critical prevention, education, treatment access, support programs, community solutions-building initiatives, harm reduction, and overdose prevention services to decrease the devastating toll of the opioid epidemic.

Mission: Live4Lali works to reduce stigma and prevent substance use disorder among individuals, families, and communities, and minimize the overall health, legal and social harms associated with substance use.



Job Summary


Live4Lali is seeking an enthusiastic Marketing and Communications Intern to help promote our messages and programs. This position is a unique opportunity to build tangible skills and contribute your ideas and energy to campaigns that are viewed by thousands of people. The Marketing and Communications Intern will work as part of a team that uses digital, print, and relationship building tactics to promote the organization’s advocacy and thought leadership, extend its reach, cultivate supporters, build awareness of its programs and services, and complement ongoing fundraising activities.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Providing support to the Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Helping develop social media campaigns
  • Creating print marketing materials
  • Developing content for our blog and email marketing campaigns
  • Reaching out to agencies in the communities we serve to promote our work
  • Other tasks as required




  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Basic knowledge of Zoom and other video conferencing software such as WebEx and GoToMeeting
  • Intermediate or working knowledge of Canva and social media platforms
  • Knowledge of substance use disorders, mental health, harm reduction, recovery, and related topics
  • Commitment to using and promoting destigmatizing language throughout all communications materials
  • Comfort with the diversity (ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, etc.) of our multicultural community
  • Ability to maintain a required work schedule, be on time and accountable for time management
  • Willingness to travel across suburban Cook, DuPage, Lake & McHenry Counties when safe to do so
  • Ability to use good judgement regarding confidentiality issues


Approximately 10-15 hours per week

In adhering to Live4Lali’s COVID-19 safety policies, interns will work remotely using web-based and telephone communication, with light transportation until it is safe to return to office-based working structures.

Live4Lali provides a stipend to all interns.

Reports to
Marketing and Communications Coordinator

All applicants should send the following to [email protected] with the subject line “Marketing and Communications Intern”:

  • A resume
  • A brief cover letter