Monday, August 10, 2015

International Center for Research on Women Communications Internship

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and with regional offices in South Asia and Africa, ICRW provides evidence-based research to inform policies and programs that alleviate poverty, promote gender equality and protect the rights of women and girls. ICRW is looking for a Communications intern to work closely with the communications team.  The intern will be mentored and trained in a number of strategic communications activities related to international development, with a focus on women and girls. These will vary depending on need, but are likely to include:

Multi-platform media and communications support
The intern will support thee communications team in building and delivering integrated media and communications strategies around key ICRW research, advocacy, and programming efforts. In addition to media outreach, this will include much of the following:

Supporting the expansion of ICRW’s blog
Working with the communications team, the intern will gain experience in building, improving and producing ICRW’s blog. This will involve developing editorial calendars, writing blogs, and commissioning blogs to staff within the institution, as well as guest bloggers.

Strategic Media & Communications Planning
The intern will gain hands-on exposure on how to develop and deliver a strategic communications plan. This will likely also include extensive interaction with key research staff; support of external communications and advocacy opportunities for ICRW; and creative brainstorming with communications staff on effective tools and activities to support strategic objectives.

Social Media Engagement
The intern would work with the communications team, receiving mentorship and experience in monitoring social media activity on issues around women and girls.. Tasks under this responsibility may include online research; engaging with ICRW Twitter & Facebook followers; exploring and piloting ways to expand ICRW’s follower and fan bases; and attending external events for live Twitter coverage.

Marketing
The intern will also be tasked with writing compelling copy for ICRW marketing web pages, materials and fundraising initiatives that serve to translate ICRW’s technical research into clear, contextualized language with a human dimension that will resonate with external audiences.

Events
The intern will receive hands-on experience supporting the production and visibility activities around external events. These may include fundraising and other public events such as ‘thought leadership’ panel discussions and research dissemination events.

We are looking for one intern who will each be available 3-5 days per week. The start is as early as September 1. Length of the internship is open to negotiation, but preferably no less than 2 months, depending on start date.  Apply here.