Communications Intern-Summer 2017

Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)
Washington, DC
Feb 27, 2017
Aug 31, 2017
Full Time

Founded in 1994, CHANGE has established itself as a leading voice for the health and rights of women and girls globally. CHANGE envisions a world where sexual and reproductive health and rights are universally recognized and sexual and reproductive health care is accessible and available to all.

The Communications Intern position will provide the right individual with an opportunity to gain significant hands-on experience in communications, social media monitoring and application, traditional media tracking and engagement, and administrative support. The Communications Intern will gain unique insight into the strategic communications planning necessary at a policy advocacy organization to effect positive change, as well as develop a critical understanding of how the policies of the United States and other donor governments and agencies affect the health and lives of women and girls worldwide.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist the Vice President of External Affairs and Senior Communications Associate with daily execution of communications plan, including:

  • Tracking media, creating press lists, and conducting outreach to traditional media and bloggers when necessary
  • Monitoring relevant social media channels, tracking social media activity, and providing input on social media outreach
  • Assisting with the creation of compelling graphics optimized for social media
  • Working with the Vice President of External Affairs and Senior Communications Associate to maintain CHANGE's Editorial Calendar
  • Working with the Senior Communications Associate on email and press list database maintenance
  • Working with the Senior Communications Associate to update websites
  • Providing administrative support for the organization, such as answering phones and general reception
  • Completing other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or possessing a BA or BS
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong critical thinking and analysis abilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher
  • Excellent proofreading skills
  • Familiarity with HTML, Photoshop, video editing tools
  • Ability to multitask and organize various projects
  • Background or demonstrated interest in women's rights, reproductive and sexual health and rights, human rights and/or public health
  • Commitment to CHANGE's mission and high standards of performance

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