Communications Program Intern

Our Measurable Impact

We teach adults from low-income and diverse communities how to code and help them get engineering jobs in tech. Our graduates go from making $18,000 to over $85,000 a year, going from poverty to the middle class. Graduates are hired at leading companies such as Pinterest, Kickstarter, IBM, Jet, JPMorgan Chase. Participants are representative of the diversity of the NYC community with over 50% women, 60% African American or Hispanic, and 50% immigrant, and 50% without a college education.

Best-in-class Partners & Team

C4Q is a social enterprise startup backed by leaders across technology, business, and philanthropy. We are supported by the Robin Hood Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs, Blackstone, Salesforce, Guggenheim Partners, and BlackRock. Our volunteers include leading technologists and experts from companies such as Google, Facebook, Artsy, Dropbox, and LinkedIn.

Diversity of experiences, perspectives, skills, and cultures is core to our mission and team. Our staff brings expertise and leadership across multiple sectors and industries: graduates of Harvard Business School and Wharton; previous Bain & Company and Bridgewater Associates; experience launching the national #GivingTuesday campaign; and engineers from NYTimes, Uber, Google.

Opportunity for Growth

C4Q is a rapidly growing startup that’s scaling to make national impact. Founded in 2011, C4Q has doubled in budget and staff each year over the past 4 years. Just three years ago we had only two employees. We are currently a team of 20 and anticipate doubling our team to 40 this year. In addition to scaling funding and staff, we are investing in scaling complexity as we tackle important challenges in our community.


Culture and Values

C4Q Values

  • Giving Our All

  • Absolute Performance

  • Data-Driven, Human Judgment

In addition to our values, our characteristics bind our values and form the basis of our team and community.

C4Q Characteristics

  • Humility

  • Diversity

  • Growth

Position Summary

Location: Long Island City, NY
Department: Marketing and Communications
Time Commitment: Part-Time or Full-Time
Min. Experience: Passion for Tech & Urban Studies
Compensation: Paid & Unpaid Opportunities

We are looking for dedicated and able candidates to support our Communications Manager in implementing media, marketing, and communications strategies to position C4Q as a leading innovative tech non-profit. This position requires a candidate with a passion for brand and storytelling, who is detail-oriented and has strong project management skills. You will be working directly with the organization’s core team and will be getting firsthand experience in brand-building, marketing communications, and public relations.


  • Assisting in copy and content strategy and creation
  • Coordinating C4Q newsletters and social media efforts
  • Administrative and operational tasks


The Ideal Candidate

You are a passionate, resourceful individual who is compelled by impactful work. As part of a small but growing team, you will be expected to think across many disciplines and be open to both collaboration and critique. You should be meticulous, organized, and self-motivated. A background in software development or technology is helpful, but not necessary. Above all, we value the ability and willingness to hustle to do things well and do things right.     


  • Excellent writing skills and a passion for storytelling across various media and channels
  • Creative marketing skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail; be organized and thorough

Nice to Haves

  • Knowledge of tech industry in Queens
  • Experience working in marketing or PR
  • Experience working with a nonprofit