Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Paid Marketing & Business Development Internship

Appropriate IT (AI) is a for-profit social enterprise harnessing the power of information age to advance social justice, equitable access, and inclusive international development. We create game-changing technology interventions not just for, but also by, underserved populations. We do that with:
  • Innovation Lab, an incubator for the social sector to create cutting-edge technologies for social change
  • Development Academy,a learning program that spreads the ability to create technology to underprivileged youth, particularly women and girls.
Marketing & Business Development Internship
AI is seeking an intern in Washington DC to assist in marketing and business development activities.
Responsibilities: Support in developing and implementing marketing and business development strategies; tracking and reporting the results of marketing and business development activities; planning and implementing online and offline outreach efforts; writing for the website & blog; growing AI's social media presence; researching potential projects, funding opportunities, and partners; coordinating special events; project management; and any other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications: Should be strongly self-motivated and highly organized with beyond excellent communication skills. Previous internship or work study experience required. New media skills, with experience in blogging and social media, are a must. International exposure desirable. Perfectionism and attention to detail are critical. Should be able to follow guidance or forge new paths with the same zeal. Willing to undertake international travel if needed. Adventurous, fun, and a taste for trying different cuisines of DC will be considered a major plus.
AI is a virtual company, so hours and location are flexible, except when meetings and events in the Washington DC region call for a physical presence. This is a paid 12-week internship (20-30 hours per week), ideal for seniors, graduate students, or recent graduates. Academic credit may be considered for qualified candidates. Depending on performance and AI's needs, there is a possibility of extension and/or a part-time or full-time position.
How to apply: Email your resume to info@appropriateit.org. Include a cover letter describing why you are applying for this internship and how it will help your career plans.
Application deadline: March 31, 2015.