Monday, January 9, 2012

Communications and Outreach Internship, Women for Women International, Washington, DC

Communications and Outreach Internship, Women for Women
International, Washington, DC

Founded in 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) is dedicated to
providing women survivors of war with the tools and resources to move
from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby
promoting viable civil societies. WfWI currently works in eight
countries: Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the
Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sudan. During the last
18 years, WfWI has transformed the lives of more than 315,000
socially-excluded women and distributed over $100 million in direct aid
and microcredit loans, benefiting more than 1.7 million family and
community members in the process. In 2010, over 80,104 women in all
eight countries received program services, with more than 46,363
sponsors from 88 countries across the world. WfWI has over 600 employees
worldwide, and each of our country offices are fully staffed by women
and men from the local community.

Women for Women International's Washington office seeks a Communications
and Outreach intern for a minimum of 8 weeks.

Project Description:

The Communications and Outreach Assistant intern will support research,
policy, advocacy and communications processes, reporting to the
Communications and Outreach Assistant in the Executive Department. This
is an excellent opportunity for graduate or senior-level undergraduate
students looking to obtain experience in these arenas. We have one,
unpaid, full-time or part-time internship available during the spring
term and prefer candidates that can commit to a two semester internship.
Academic credit is available for this internship experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assisting Policy Analyst with research and analysis such as legislative
tracking and review/synthesis of relevant articles, surveys and reports
Helping research and draft outlines and drafts of relevant articles,
talking points, policy briefs and other written materials that promote
WfWI programs and recommendations to external audiences.
Researching and reporting on various outreach and media opportunities
Researching and assisting in the drafting of pitches and stories and
fact-checking content
Editing, proofreading and assisting with departmental reports, website
content and publications as needed
Occasional administrative updates of database information and other
tracking processes
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills:

Exceptional attention to detail
Exceptional writing skills for a variety of different audiences
Strong research/analytical skills with an ability to synthesize depth of
content into concise summary
Ability to balance multiple deadlines and complete tasks assigned on
short but reasonable notice.
Ability to work independently, to take initiative, and exercise
reasonable judgment.
A commitment to Women for Women International's mission and vision.
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Interest/familiarity in issues related to gender and development,U.S.and
international policy/process, and/or communications

Internships available at Women for Women International (WfWI) are
currently unpaid positions. Academic credit is available for this
internship experience.

Application Instructions:

We encourage all interested applicants to submit the following
application materials:

Cover letter
3-5 page writing sample
through WfWI's Career Portal @ under the Current
Opportunities tab.

We do not accept resume/applications sent to our human resources email
box. Only short listed applicants will be invited to interview.

Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. The position will
remain open until filled. Applicants will be contacted directly to
schedule an interview.

Please respect our ?no phone calls? policy.

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.

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