Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Paid Programs Internship with the International Women's Media Foundation

About the IWMF
The IWMF works to unleash the power of women identifying journalists to transform the global news media. Our fellows and grantees — both freelance and staff journalists — become experts in reporting in underserved regions, generate must-read stories, align with top outlets, and bring critical issues affecting women and others to light. We are the only organization that provides safety training, byline opportunities, and emergency support tailored to women journalists and photographers around the world. We also recognize badass women journalists and photographers whose courage sets them apart. And we research the factors that allow journalism to remain dominated by men — while advocating for inclusive practices that help propel women and folks from underrepresented backgrounds into leadership.
Overview of the role
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking a highly organized, solutions-oriented, self-starter who can thrive in a fast-paced work environment. The program intern will work with a number of IWMF’s programs and awards, including the Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists, the Adelante Reporting Initiative, the ¡Expresat√©! LGBTQI+ and Women’s Rights Reporting Initiative in Latin America, the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Awards and the Courage in Journalism Awards, along with as-needed support to the Emergency Fund and the communications team. The IWMF is working on structuring new emerging programs, which the program intern may be expected to assist with.
Hours: Part-time (minimum of 16 hours/week)
The IWMF will work with the program intern to set their schedule at the start of the internship. Our preferred start date is Monday, January 6, 2020 and the end date is flexible, with a minimum requirement of two months. This is a paid internship.
Location: Washington, D.C.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities
  • Edit and create content for program events, including copy-editing and design work;
  • Assist in application and selection processes;
  • Research program-related funders;
  • Conduct outreach to the IWMF community;
  • Draft program-related correspondence;
  • Update the IWMF’s website with relevant information, and maintain any other website maintenance;
  • Conduct preliminary research and data collection;
  • Assist with program monitoring and evaluation (M&E);
  • Create graphics and visual representations of collected M&E data;
  • Assist with day-to-day tasks related to program implementation;
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Excellent interpersonal communications and relationship skills, and an ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities across cultures;
  • Solid group facilitation and team leadership skills;
  • Sense of humor and ability to stay calm under pressure;
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented;
  • Strong and accurate writing and editing skills;
  • Experience with programmatic monitoring and evaluation preferred;
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise a high level of discretion
  • Computer literacy: demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel, strong internet research skills, design skills on Adobe Creative Suite a plus;
  • Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred;
  • Familiarity with WordPress strongly preferred.
Minimum Requirements
  • B.A. in Journalism, International Affairs, Political Science, or other relevant field of study, or currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in subjects relating to International Affairs, Journalism, Political Science, or other relevant subject areas.
  • Commitment to gender equality and an interest in news media and international affairs.

Application instructions

To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume via Submittable by November 6.