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COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP

June 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

Position:                 INTERN – Part-time
Experience:           Entry Level
Education:             Rising Senior or B.A. degree in Communications, Journalism, International Affairs or related fields
Travel Required:  Washington, D.C. metro region
Stipend:                  $6,000

DESCRIPTION

About the Project:

The U.S./AFRICA BRIDGE BUILDING PROJECT is a two-year initiative formed to tackle critical gaps that weaken social change initiatives, specifically insufficient transnational solidarity with global economic justice activists.

Position Description:

The U.S./Africa Bridge Building Project seeks a self-starter to assist with communications and administrative tasks.  The Intern will help the Project Director implement the communications strategy and complete tasks and activities required to meet the project’s short-term goals.

Essential Functions:

  1. Monitor information and trends related to illicit financial flows, tax justice, and economic equality.
  2. Update the website with fresh content.
  3. In collaboration with staff, update social media weekly.
  4. Assist with periodic information distributions to the email list.
  5. Provide administrative and logistical support for meetings and events, including drafting minutes, transcribing proceedings, and periodic reports.

Essential Qualifications:

  1. A solid grasp of social media tools and platforms, specifically Twitter and Facebook
  2. Completed or working toward a college degree in a related field (e.g., Communications, Advertising, Public Relations, or International Affairs)
  3. Understanding of the essential communications and marketing principles
  4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  5. Working knowledge of Mailchimp and WordPress or similar website content management software
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  7. Excellent time management
  8. A sense of humor

Learning Objectives:

The Intern and staff will co-create learning objectives that will be monitored and evaluated throughout the six months.

Requirements:

  • Rising Senior, B.A. degree, graduate student or recent M.A. graduate
  • Familiarity with global economic justice
  • Familiarity with social justice activism, social movements, and campaigning
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Sense of humor

Expected Start Date:

The Internship is a maximum 16.50 hours per week commitment that begins on or about June 1, 2021, and ends December 31, 2021.

Work Environment:

COVID-19 restrictions allowing this position is based in Washington, D.C.  Otherwise, the Internship is remote.

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position.  The Bridge Building Project will make reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  Women and People-of-Color are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to info@us-africabridgebuilding.org with the subject line INTERNSHIP APPLICATION.  NOTE:  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The position will remain open until filled, and applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  The application deadline is May 8, 2021.

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