Communications and Advocacy Intern
Deadline: Until filled
Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
Organization: Women's Learning Partnership
WLP is seeking a motivated communications intern to join our WLP office in Bethesda, Maryland to advance our advocacy and web-based communications projects. The position is part-time, 15-30 hours per week. We are looking to fill this position by January 22.
- Create and populate content on WLP’s website using the Drupal 8 platform, including articles, landing pages, partner and people profiles, events, digital resources etc.; review and edit new and existing content; assist with content migration and other tasks as needed.
- Assist with the development of the WLP President’s website using the Word Press platform and archival materials
- Assist in creating and editing WLP’s written and multimedia content including newsletters, images and videos, event announcements, social media messaging, etc.
- Assist with planning, promoting, and developing content for WLP advocacy initiatives.
- Assist with other research and communications tasks as needed, such as reporting and supporting communications and logistics for WLP events and meetings
- Assist in digitizing files and records related to the global women’s movement.
- Demonstrated interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment.
- Undergraduate degree in English, comparative literature, creative writing, journalism or other related field.
- Minimum 1 year professional experience in a communications role, preferably in the non-profit sector.
- Fluency with contemporary and cutting-edge messaging, design, and branding best practices and technologies, particularly in the online space. Ability to think strategically about communications in relation to organizational goals.
- Must be self-motivated, able to take direction and provide input, and thrive in small team environment
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce strong, compelling written and visual content.
- English language fluency. Excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Fluency in using social media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter for organizing or advocacy. Interest in exploring emerging technologies.
- Completed or working toward an accredited graduate degree in a related field (women’s studies, international relations, journalism, media and communications, etc.).
- Intermediate to advanced fluency in French strongly preferred. Professional working knowledge of Arabic or Russian highly desirable.
- Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier or similar graphic/video design tools.
- Experience with content management systems and web content creation in Drupal or WordPress.
- Experience with project management and coordination.
- Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
- Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally.
Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).
How to apply:
Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: email@example.com with the subject line “Paid Internship: Spring Communications Intern”