Communications & Public Engagement Intern

Partners Global
Washington, DC
Mar 16, 2017
Aug 18, 2017
Full Time

PartnersGlobal (previously Partners for Democratic Change), established in 1989, is an international, non-governmental organization committed to building sustainable capacity to advance democratic institutions, civil society, and a culture of peaceful change and conflict management worldwide. PartnersGlobal specializes in organizational development and social entrepreneurship, having provided the seed capital and technical assistance to establish 18 independent, local Centers around the world.

PartnersGlobal adheres to the values of participatory decision-making, collaboration, and consensus-building as the fundamentals of an inclusive, democratic society; and, we promote the application of these skills in all aspects of our work. The PartnersGlobal team includes process experts, facilitators, and trainers who apply those collaborative skills to achieve concrete results in technical areas such as the rule of law, women's empowerment, security sector reform, and natural resource management. The PartnersGlobal Network is renowned for undertaking cutting edge work and applying our process expertise to convene disparate parties to jointly tackle some of the most complex development challenges.

Internship Description:

We are looking for a dynamic individual to join the Executive team as a Communications & Public Engagement Intern to assist with communications outreach, through utilizing graphic design and social media skills, managing and generating content (by liaising with regional teams), and thinking creatively about PartnersGlobal overall communications strategy. The internship will have a component of knowledge management; helping manage contacts and responsibilities through Salesforce. Assisting with website maintenance; ensuring that all web content is up to date. PartnersGlobal is committed to fostering a vibrant learning and professional development atmosphere. We provide mentorship and hands-on support to develop new skillsets and relevant experiences for those interested in the fields of international development and conflict resolution. As Communications & Public Engagement Intern with the Executive team, you will be provided an opportunity to work with Executive-level leadership and wider Partners staff and network of process and thematic experts.

Learning opportunities include:

  • You will be able to enhance your data analytic skills by assisting in the development of the 2016 Annual Report by coordinating outreach with 19 local network members;
  • You will be able to improve your technological skills by maintaining website content on the new PartnersGlobal website;
  • You will be able to strengthen your graphic design skills through assisting in the design and formatting of communications materials;
  • You will be able to develop your critical-thinking skills by creating and implementing social media campaigns;
  • You will be able to capitalize on networking opportunities by attending conferences, trainings and meetings as appropriate.

Qualifications: The ideal prospective candidate is an undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated interest, work experience, and/or academic study in communications and graphic design; exceptional English language, research, writing, and editing skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and an insatiable desire to learn. Interest and/or experience in the field of international development is highly desired.

To Apply: Please fill out the PartnersGlobal Employment Application by Friday, April 7th and attach a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (maximum 1,000 words). Remember to indicate that you are applying for the position of Revenue Diversification Intern. No phone calls please. We will contact applicants directly for an interview or to request additional information.

PartnersGlobal is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on sex, gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, pregnancy, marital status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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