Communications Intern

Communications · Washington DC, District of Columbia
Department Communications
Employment Type Intern

Organizational Overview: 


Since 1993, Women for Women International, a global NGO, has invested in the power of over 500,000 women who are forgotten – the women survivors of war and conflict. We support them in learning the social and economic skills they need to rebuild their lives, their families, and their communities.


Our core belief is that stronger women build stronger nations. Women who enroll in our programs in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan, break the isolation of war and conflict. They gain access to knowledge, resources and tools needed to earn and save money, improve health and well-being, influence decisions in their home and community, and connect to networks for support.   

  

Over the next ten years, our goal is to scale our impact to improve the lives of millions of the most marginalized women affected by war and conflict. Our vision is to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential. We know that women pass on their knowledge to their neighbors and children, creating a ripple effect for generations. By investing in women, we create a better world for all of us – a world that’s more equal, peaceful, and prosperous.   

  

That is the power of women, for women.    

  

Please visit us at womenforwomen.org to learn more about the impact of our work. 

 

Project Description: 

 

The Summer 2022 Communications Intern will assist the Global Support Center (GSC) Communications team with social media engagement projects. 


The internship will require 20-25 hours per week commitment with an anticipated start date of January 31st, 2022 and possible End Date: April 29th, 2022; a $195 monthly stipend for 3 months will be provided. 


Due to ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 which may require WfWI employees to continue to work from home in the Summer, interns may therefore be required to work remotely for the duration of their Summer 2022 internship. Further information will be communicated with hired interns regarding a possible one-day in-person orientation, as well as making remote working arrangements with their supervisor. 

 

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 of an international nonprofit grassroots women’s development organization. 

 

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 
  • Assist with storytelling and content creation for social media and website accounts to increase awareness of our mission and to encourage donations 
  • Research global statistics connected to WfWI’s core programming and issue areas 
  • Work with the Communications Officer to track analytics for social media channels and website 
  • Monitor international media outlets, partner organizations, WfWI ambassador accounts and follower comments for relevant content for our channels, as well as providing appropriate feedback 
  • Organize photo and video libraries, update them as assets come in 
  • Research industry trends and tools 
  • Identify upcoming editorial and speaking opportunities and possibly represent WfWI externally at events around DC area 
  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Qualifications and Skills: 

 

  • Undergraduate or Graduate student in international development or a related field  
  • Strong research and critical thinking skills 
  • Strong writing skills, ability to write for a variety of platforms (blogs, social media) 
  • Ability to work interdependently and communicate with people 

 

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 DC, District of Columbia
  • Department
    Communications
  • Employment Type
    Intern