Job Opportunities

November 9, 2015

Thank you for your interest in WLP!

We currently have an opening for a Web and Technology Intern. Please see the job description below for details. Only qualified applicants with complete applications will be considered.

Position Opening – UPDATED

Women’s Learning Partnership 

Web and Technology Intern

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2015

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in Muslim-majority countries, trains and supports women leaders and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific leadership trainings on democratic participation and partners with local organizations to help women gain the skills they need to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national level. Over the past decade, WLP's programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached tens of thousands of women in over forty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to empower women's movements across the globe. Visit us at

The Web and Technology Internship Description:

WLP is looking for a motivated, tech savvy inpidual to assist the Senior Associate for Knowledge Management in administering and creating content for WLP’s websites and web-based tools, contacts database, and email blast tool; and supporting the organization’s hardware, software, and networking infrastructure.  

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Assess, monitor, and update the WLP main website and auxiliary sites using Drupal CMS and WordPress CMS. Troubleshoot glitches and suggest and implement fixes. 
  • Assist with managing WLP’s CRM database and email blast tool. Create page templates for donation and event web forms based on the WLP website. Create email blast templates using design software and HTML. Manage contacts including running queries, generating reports, importing and exporting lists, and modifying contact profiles, tags, and groups.
  • Work on projects including web layout enhancements, desktop applications, website enhancements, web-based applications, and database-backed websites.
  • Contribute to plans to streamline and modernize WLP web content across all platforms including: web site, blogs, social media, digital content repository, online learning platform, and other entities. 
  • Assist with managing and supporting the office hardware, software, and network infrastructure and maintaining an updated inventory

Technical Skills and Experience 

  • Industry standards in website development and content accessibility
  • CSS, HTML, HTML 5, XML, JavaScript, and PHP scripting languages 
  • Familiarity with and interest in open source technologies for web development: LAMP – Linux operating system, Apache HTTP Server, the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), and PHP programming language
  • Experience with one or more content management systems such as Drupal, WordPress, Joomla, etc.; software research, and web development research; using a host environment
  • Knowledge of image editing, illustration, layout application programs such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator 
  • Experience with video editing software
  • Knowledge of developers’ communities
  • Proficient in forms generation, spreadsheet, word processing software 
  • Undergraduate degree in management information systems, computer science, software engineering, or other related field

Professional Skills

  • Creative, analytical, proactive.
  • Friendly, outgoing, eager to provide help and assistance.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excited about and comfortable with using emerging technologies.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to complete tasks according to deadlines. Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure. 
  • Interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment. 

Applicant must be legally authorized to work in the US and will NOT now, nor in the future, require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. J-1; H-1B).

Education and Mentoring Plan: The intern’s supervisor will work closely with him/her to co-develop a work plan by which the intern can monitor their own work, and by which his/her performance will be evaluated. The intern will have access to professionals with extensive experience in the nonprofit, gender, human rights and IT worlds for feedback and guidance throughout the internship.

Preferred commitment: Minimum of 16, maximum of 20 hours on site per week at Bethesda, Maryland headquarters. Three month duration with the possibility of extension. 

Compensation: $14 per hour

Start date: Immediate

Please submit resume and cover letter, including a description of relevant qualification to with the subject line “Web and Technology Internship.”

No calls please.

WLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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