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Communications Intern

Washington DC

The Communications Intern is a paid position that provides an opportunity to gain significant hands-on experience in communications, social media monitoring and application, traditional media tracking and engagement, and administrative support. Gain unique insight into the strategic communications planning necessary at a women’s rights organization to effect positive change in the health and lives of women and girls worldwide.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Senior Communications Associate and Director of Communications with daily execution of communications plan, including:

●       Tracking media, creating press lists, and conducting outreach to traditional media and bloggers when necessary.

●       Tracking, monitoring, evaluating social media activity, and providing input on social media strategy.

●       Assisting with the creation of compelling graphics optimized for social media.

●       Support email and press list database maintenance.

●       Supporting web site modifications, enhancements, and content updates.

●       Providing administrative support for the organization, such as answering phones and general reception.

●       Completing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

●       Pursuing or possessing a BA or BS.

●       Excellent written and oral communications skills.

●       Strong critical thinking and analysis abilities.

●       Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher.

●       Background or demonstrated interest in women’s rights, reproductive and sexual health and rights, human rights and/or journalism.

●       Ability to multitask and organize various projects.

●       Excellent proofreading skills.

●       Cultural competency and commitment to social justice.

A strong commitment to the organization’s mission and to high-level performance are essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

●       Familiarity with SalsaLabs, Blackbaud, Meltwater, HTML, Photoshop, video editing tools 

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter including a summary of relevant past experience and qualifications and a current resume. Email applications should be sent to (Please put “Communications Intern Spring 2018” in the subject line). No phone calls please.

Posted November 7, 2017

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