At the Lab, we believe everyone has the power of peacetech so we leverage low-cost, easy-to-use technology and global and local partnerships to put the right tools in the hands of the people best positioned to make a difference: activists, peacebuilders, and NGOs in some of the most violent places on earth. As the Communications Intern, it will be your job to share these stories and the role we play in supporting them to build-up our community and solidify our position as a leading organization in the peacetech space. From running the Lab’s social media accounts and managing our email newsletter to providing support on core communications, marketing, and brand goals, the Communications Intern will play a pivotal role in scaling the Lab’s mission. This position is located on the communications team and will report to the Social Media, Outreach and Events Coordinator.
This internship might be for you if:
You’re creative. You think outside of the box when it comes to communications and love to create original content that can increase engagement and build community.
You’re a self-starter. You go above and beyond what’s asked of you.
You’re a problem-solver. Problems are nothing in your book because you’re able to develop solutions to them with minimal oversight and independently take action to move the solution forward.
You’re driven and career-oriented. You have career goals that PeaceTech Lab can help you reach.
You’re analytical, a critical thinker, and an all-around professional.
Your duties might include:
Social media. You’ll manage the day-to-day operations of PeaceTech Lab’s Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram profiles, serving as the face of the organization for a combined audience of just under 10,000, with the goal to increase engagement and build our audience.
Newsletter management. You’ll be the main point-of-contact, manager, and creator of the Lab’s bi-weekly email newsletter, which currently has an audience of over 5,200.
Content creation. You’ll run the Lab’s blog and offer digital design assistance in support of Lab outreach and fundraising efforts.
Other duties as needed. You’ll play a major part in contributing to overall PeaceTech Lab communications, marketing, fundraising, and brand strategies critical to our mission.
Required qualifications, skills, and experience:
Undergraduate seniors or Master's students in communications, public relations, marketing, international affairs, or a similar field with an understanding of and interest in peacebuilding.
Excellent social media and English writing and editing skills.
Total of six months to one-year of combined professional experience (whether through internships, fellowships, or similar positions).
A working knowledge of basic software applications, including Microsoft and Google Suits.
Preferred qualifications, skills, and experience:
Knowledge of or a passion for learning more about peactech.
Knowledge of Zoho, Adobe Suite, MailChimp, and Hootsuite.
Experience in digital design.
Experience in web design, development, and management.
Experience in BOP marketing and/or fundraising.
August to early December, 2019. Exact start and end dates will be determined based on candidate’s availability. This is a part-time (25 hours a week) paid position.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and short (max 3-page) writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Communications Intern Application” by 9am Monday August 12th. Applications received after this date will not be considered, and we will contact all applicants when the position is filled. No phone calls please.