Communications Intern

Internships · Washington , District of Columbia
Department Internships
Employment Type Intern

Organizational Overview:

Women for Women International works in some of the most dangerous places to be a woman. We serve women survivors of war in conflict and post-conflict areas around the world in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Congo, and Northern Nigeria. Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations; and with access to knowledge, resources, and a support network, a woman rebuilds her life and improves her community.

Our model works and we have the data to prove it. In our 26-year history, Women for Women International has reached over half a million women. The women we work with across 3 continents earn just $0.81 a day when we enroll them. At graduation, it’s $2.11, nearly tripled.

Our impact goes beyond income. The number of women who say at least one household member went to sleep hungry in the last four weeks has gone from 18% to 5%. And more women say they speak out against women's abuse: 26% report having publicly spoken in the last 6 months against physically abusing women.

When women have the right tools, they realize the power within themselves to transform their lives, their families, their communities, and finally their entire nations.

 

Project Description:

The Summer 2020 Communications Intern will assist the Communications team with social media engagement projects.

The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of May 26th, 2020 and possible End Date: August 14th, 2020; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided.

This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students looking to obtain valuable experience in the not-for-profit space, and the inner workings on an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The list below indicates the types of Communications projects on which the intern might work-

  • Support Communications team by prioritizing and coordinating daily tasks;
  • Serve as a project manager for those tasks.
  • Assist with content creation for social media and blog accounts to help spread the word about our mission and to encourage fund raising;
  • Schedule social media posts using HootSuite and Facebook scheduler.
  • Monitor news, WfWI ambassador accounts and follower comments for relevant content for our channels. Provide appropriate and supportive feedback;
  • Organize photo and video libraries, keep them updated as assets come in.
  • Research and help keep us up to date with current Communications industry trends and tools;
  • Identify upcoming editorial and speaking opportunities and possibly represent WfWI externally at events around DC area;
  • Assist Communications Team in organizing and archiving assets.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in international development or a related field
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people;
  • Experience working in an office environment.

Application Instructions:

Students interested in applying should submit their cover letter and resume to: https://www.womenforwomen.org/about/careers

Applicants will be shortlisted on a regular basis, so we encourage you to apply at your earliest convenience.

All our staff, volunteers and interns are required to adhere to WfWI’s Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies and to our organizational values: Empowerment, Integrity, Respect, Resilience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for internships without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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  • Location
    Washington , District of Columbia
  • Department
    Internships
  • Employment Type
    Intern