Communications Internship

PeaceTech Lab has a broad audience passionate about our mission, and we work everyday to build and support the thriving peacetech community. The Communications Intern will play a pivotal role in this, assisting with social media, marketing, brand, community outreach, and events. The Communications Intern will report to the Social Media, Outreach and Events Coordinator.

This internship might be for you if:

  • You pay attention to the details. As far as you’re concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every single time. You stay focused, and nothing falls through the cracks on your watch.

  • You love to learn. You strive to learn new things and do it efficiently but quickly. When things change, you know how to roll with the punches.

  • You write well. You are comfortable writing short, editorial pieces on a range of peacetech topics.

  • You are good with people. You’re comfortable cold emailing and can effectively manage that communication.

  • You are organized. You take pride in staying organized and on-top of a large number of projects.

  • You are motivated and driven. You volunteer for new challenges without waiting to be asked. You have career goals that PeaceTech Lab can help you reach.

As the Communications Intern, your duties might include:

  • Assisting PeaceTech Lab in various outreach and community engagement related programs.

  • Marketing and design work, drafting and editing email newsletter, running PeaceTech Lab’s social media accounts, interviewing and developing relationships with out-of-house peacetech startup organizations, research and writing related to technology, data, media, and peacebuilding, and assisting with fundraising campaigns.

  • Contributing to overall PeaceTech Lab communications and marketing strategies and being a Lab representative at area events and meetings.

Dates: Mid-May to mid-August, 2019. Exact start and end dates will be determined based on candidate’s availability. This is a part-time (20 - 25 hours a week) paid position.

Desired Qualifications: Undergraduate seniors or Master's students in communications, international affairs, science and technology, peace and conflict studies, marketing, or similar field. Successful applicants will possess a good understanding of and interest in the role media, data, and technology play in preventing violent conflict, improving development, and streamlining the humanitarian field. Candidates should have excellent social media, writing (in English), critical thinking, and editing skills, should take initiative and be a contributing member of the team, and possess keen attention to detail, high creativity, and good interpersonal skills. Applicants must have a working knowledge of software applications such as MS Excel and PowerPoint. Knowledge of content management systems, graphic design tools, MailChimp, Google Suite, and Hootsuite a plus.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to with the subject line “Communications Intern Application” by 9am Thursday May 16th. Applications received after this date will not be considered, and we will contact all applicants when the position is filled.