The Invisible Children Communication Intern is, first and foremost, a storyteller who assists in developing and implementing the organization’s mass communication strategy. You’ll help move the communications and development team toward goals in everything from writing blogs and social media posts, to collecting, creating, and organizing visual assets, to tracking down typos in email and report drafts.
What you’ll gain from the internship
+ You will become familiar with and experienced in employing widely used digital communication tools like WordPress, Mailchimp, and Sprinklr.
+ You will improve your writing and digital media skills by contributing to a variety of communications outputs including blog posts, email newsletters and appeals, and social media posts.
+ You will practice communications strategy development by contributing to regular planning meetings and using Google Analyitics to compile and report on communications data.
+ You will learn about conflict dynamics in central Africa and have the opportunity to interact with researchers and program development professionals working in the region.
Who we are looking for
+ A creative and thoughtful writer: Through long and short form writing, you can engage people and explain complex ideas with an inclusive voice.
+ Someone with an eye for good design and the skills to back it up: You know a good visual when you see it and have a talent for and experience in creating eye-catching and creative visual assets.
+ The organized and detail-oriented: Your ability to see the beginning, middle, and end of a story or project comes across in the way you work and the way you write. You re-read everything and never settle for less than perfect.
+ A positive and thoughtfully optimistic person: When faced with a challenge, you maintain a positive attitude and focus on what can be done to improve a situation. You’re always ready to think creatively to achieve your goal.
+ It’s a major plus if you are proficient or fluent in French, but is not required.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Interns may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.
This is an unpaid, part-time internship. You’ll need to set aside 15-20 hours a week to be present and working at our office located just off the Shaw/Howard Metro stop in NW Washington, DC. We’re a semi-casual, dog-friendly workplace and our office is located in a WeWork coworking space that offers free coffee & tea and regularly hosts networking and community-building events that interns are encouraged to participate in.
Send your resume and cover letter via email to [email protected] Include “Communication Internship” in the subject line of your email.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until August 16, 2019.