​Communications ​& ​Social ​Media ​Intern

​Communications ​& ​Social ​Media ​Intern

Women ​Thrive ​Alliance ​is ​a ​global ​feminist ​advocacy ​network ​with ​one ​goal: ​make ​gender ​equality ​a ​reality. We ​believe ​that ​gender ​equality ​can ​only ​be ​achieved ​through ​a ​grassroots-led, ​bottom-up ​approach ​to development ​that ​is ​centered ​on ​those ​most ​marginalized ​by ​patriarchy. Women ​Thrive ​Alliance ​seeks ​a ​Communications ​& ​Social ​Media ​Intern ​to ​assist ​with ​our ​social ​media platforms ​(content ​and ​graphics), ​writing ​and ​editing ​blog ​posts, ​website ​maintenance, ​event ​support, ​social media ​research ​and ​analysis, ​and ​administrative ​tasks. The ​Communications ​and ​Social ​Media ​Intern ​will ​report ​directly ​to ​the ​Senior ​Communications ​Manager.

This ​position ​is ​unpaid ​and ​is ​located ​Washington, ​D.C. ​25-30 ​hours ​per ​week ​is ​expected.
DESCRIPTION OF TASKS
The ​Communications ​and ​Social ​Media ​Intern ​will ​support ​the ​Senior ​Communications ​Manager ​by ensuring ​Women ​Thrive’s ​external ​communications ​are ​on ​brand ​and ​engaging ​for ​a ​variety ​of ​audiences. The ​Intern’s ​tasks ​and ​responsibilities ​include:
● Assist ​in ​the ​maintenance ​and ​managing ​of ​Women ​Thrive ​social ​media ​accounts: ​Twitter, Facebook, ​and ​Instagram
● Help ​draft ​content ​and ​graphics ​to ​engage ​followers ​and ​supporters ​through ​social ​media ​platforms, including ​Twitter ​chats ​and ​campaigns
● Provide ​website ​assistance: ​routinely ​updating ​website ​content ​and ​photos
● Research ​and ​write ​blogs ​for ​Women ​Thrive
● Assist ​in ​researching, ​planning, ​and ​implementing ​of ​online ​outreach, ​web ​marketing, ​and communications ​and ​fundraising ​campaigns
● Utilize ​the ​Alliance ​online ​platform ​to ​interact ​with ​Women ​Thrive’s ​Alliance ​members
● Assist ​with ​the ​analysis ​and ​collection ​of ​analytical ​data ​for ​all ​social ​media, ​CRM, ​and ​website
● Maintain ​media ​and ​social ​media ​mentions ​lists; ​organize ​publications ​and ​video ​materials
● Assist ​in ​maintaining ​quote/story ​bank ​related ​to ​members’ ​communications ​needs, ​priorities, ​and participation
● Other ​communications ​support ​as ​needed, ​including ​administrative ​assistance

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
● Strong ​commitment ​to ​and ​knowledge ​of ​women’s ​rights, ​gender ​equality, ​and ​global ​development
● Excellent ​research ​and ​writing ​skills
● Strong ​familiarity ​with ​monitoring ​and ​developing ​social ​media ​content ​(Facebook, ​Twitter, Instagram)
● Great ​computer ​skills, ​particularly ​with ​Google ​Suite ​(Drive, ​Calendar, ​Sheets, ​and ​Docs)
● Experience ​working ​with ​website, ​WordPress ​and ​coding ​a ​plus
● Familiarity ​with ​Photoshop, ​Piktochart, ​or ​other ​graphic ​design ​tools ​is ​a ​plus
● Ability ​to ​take ​initiative ​and ​work ​independently, ​as ​well ​as ​in ​a ​team ​setting
● Strong ​verbal, ​written, ​and ​intercultural ​communication ​skills
● Must ​be ​fluent ​in ​English, ​comfortable ​speaking ​and ​writing ​French ​is ​a ​plus.
● Collaborative ​work ​style, ​superior ​organizational ​skills, ​detail-oriented, ​ability ​to ​multitask efficiently, ​motivated ​by ​project ​management ​and ​deadlines
● 25-30 ​hours ​per ​week ​expected.
● This ​is ​an unpaid position

TO APPLY: Please ​send ​Devon ​O’Reilly ​at ​doreilly@womenthrive.org ​the ​following ​items ​by February 1, 2018 ​:
● A ​copy ​of ​your ​resume,
● A ​statement ​of ​interest
● A ​writing ​sample.
● Contact ​information ​for ​two ​professional ​references.
Please ​be ​sure ​to ​write ​“Internship ​– ​Communications ​and ​Social ​Media” ​in ​the ​subject ​line. Only ​those ​selected ​for ​interviews ​will ​be ​contacted. ​Phone ​and ​in-person ​interviews ​will ​be ​conducted ​on ​a ​rolling ​basis ​during ​December ​and ​January. This ​internship ​is ​unpaid ​and ​located ​in ​Washington, ​D.C. ​25-30 ​hours ​per ​week ​is ​expected.
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