Internship Communications and Outreach Internship
Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has worked to provide women survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts with resources to move from crisis and poverty into stability and self-sufficiency. WfWI delivers these resources through a tiered, year-long program that begins with direct financial aid and emotional support. Participants also learn about their legal rights; receive life-skills training such as health awareness, numeracy, budgeting and saving, decision-making and negotiation, and civic participation; learn business and vocational skills; and gain access to income-generating activities where they can apply those skills and begin moving towards economic stability. Along with helping more than 398,000 women in the past 20 years to rebuild their own lives and those of their families and communities after war, WfWI uses its voice to call global attention to the unique role that women play in advancing peace throughout society. WfWI works in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan.
The Communications and Outreach Intern will support the research, policy, advocacy, and communications processes of the Communications Department and will report to the Communications and Media Coordinator. In this role, the intern will grow his/her knowledge of the major issues and challenges facing women around the world, of current events in the countries where WfWI works, and of the work being done in the policy and nonprofit worlds to address these issues. The intern will also gain an understanding of the Marketing and Communications functions of nonprofits, and learn how opportunities are leveraged to achieve goals. Additional projects and assignments that complement the intern’s desired professional growth and the needs of the department may be developed.
- Assist the Communications and Media Coordinator with building internal database of research, current events, and analysis on the countries WfWI works in, as well as issues pertaining to women, peace, and security, and development.
- Review and synthesize key reports for use in WfWI communications.
- Monitor current events and policy-related discussions pertaining to the work of WfWI, including monitoring social media discussions and engagement.
- Assist with research and draft outlines for talking points, policy briefs, and other written materials that promote WfWI programs
- Editing, proofreading, fact-checking, and assisting with departmental reports, website content, and publications as needed.
- Researching and reporting on various outreach and media opportunities.
- Attending policy-related panels, discussions, and events to help inform department of key issues and trends.
- Supporting efforts to build content for WfWI’s social media sites.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Exceptional attention to detail
- Strong research and analytical skills, with an ability synthesize depth of content into concise summary
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and exercise reasonable judgment
- Exceptional writing skills for a variety of different audiences
- Ability to work in changing environment and balance multiple deadlines
- A commitment to Women for Women International’s mission and vision
- Strong organizational skills
- Strong computer skills, including thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office
- Interest and familiarity with issues related to gender and development, US and international policy/process, and/or communications
Compensation:Internships available at Women for Women International (WfWI) are currently unpaid positions. Academic credit is available for this internship experience.
How to Apply
To Apply:We encourage all interested applicants to submit an up-to-date resume, cover letter, and 3 references through WfWI’s Career Portal and our online application system at https://womenforwomenintlcareers.silkroad.com under the Current Opportunities tab.
We do not accept resumes or applications sent to our human resources email box.
Only short listed applicants will be invited to interview and interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled. No telephone inquiries, please.
Non-US citizens applying for regular positions based in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.
Women for Women International provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.
This internship description may be modified from time to time in the discretion of WfWI*