The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Geneva, Switzerland.
Closing date: May 17, 2013.
Could you be our new Communications Intern?
External and organisational communication, campaign management, social media, copywriting and writing articles, newsletters, pictures and online graphics. These are just some of the exciting things you will get to work on as Communications Intern at the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF).
We are looking for a Communications Intern for Autumn 2013 to join the innovative and challenging work we do. Whether your communication skills have been learnt in the classroom or in the field, joining us will enable you to transfer them to a professional environment, working with a grassroots organisation on real world issues.
As a member of an organisation with big ambitions and small budgets, your tasks will be exciting, diverse and stimulating. We offer a workplace where everyone’s suggestions and ideas are welcome – and where teamwork and team spirit are essential.
For external communications, you will work with web editing, write articles/blog posts for our website, coordinate and write (some of) our newsletters, help us promote our causes on social media sites and participate in campaigns that focus on disarmament, human rights and women, peace and security issues. Depending on your skills and interests, you will also have the opportunity to work with graphics, photos and video.
For organisational communications, you will work with strengthening the communication between the Secretariat in Geneva and our 32 national sections. You will edit and write internal newsletters, help us to improve our internal communication structure and coordinate global campaigns.
During your internship, you will explore different communication outlets such as brochures, banners, webinars, podcasts and merchandise. Moreover, you will become familiar with complex issues and learn to communicate them in succint articles.
We expect you to:
- be pursuing a Masters Degree in communications, journalism, literature, or a related field;
- be good at writing, proofreading and have strong analytical skills;
- be interested in learning, or already familiar with, web editing (we use WordPress and MailChimp);
- be able to meet tight deadlines;
- be able to think independently and take responsibility;
- have the desire and courage to contribute your own ideas and personality;
- be interested in WILPF’s aims and goals.
- Fluent in English
- Mastered in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
- Artistic skills are a plus (video editing, photography, drawing)
The practical stuff:
The full-time internship will be from 1st September until mid-December/January 2013/14 (end-date is flexible depending on your study schedule).
You will work closely with our Communications Manager, who also will be your supervisor.
One day a week will be dedicated to administrative tasks, which are crucial to running the organisation.
Please bear in mind that the internship is unpaid. A cheap accommodation solution can be provided upon request. The internship is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Does the above sound interesting to you, and do you wish to get practical experience in a grassroot organisation? If yes, please send a cover letter and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before 17 May 2013. Please write: “Communications Internship” in the subject field.
We expect to conduct interviews in week 22, and to have completed the entire process before 7 June 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.