Job Opportunities

March 27, 2017

Thank you for your interest in WLP! 

We currently have a paid internship opportunity for a Web Communications Assistant. Please see the job description below for details. Only qualified applicants with complete applications will be considered.

Position Opening

Paid Internship: Web Communications Assistant

March 27, 2017

Deadline for Applications: April 17, 2017

Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), a partnership of twenty autonomous organizations primarily in developing countries, trains and supports women grassroots activists and organizations and advocates for a just, peaceful world. WLP creates culturally-specific curricula and trainings on leadership, human rights, and democratic participation, and conducts peer to peer capacity building programs to strengthen women’s rights organizations in the Global South. These initiatives empower women to fulfill greater leadership roles at the family, community and national levels. The partnership also conducts research-based advocacy campaigns to reform laws and practices that impede women’s full participation in their communities and societies. Over the past 15 years, WLP’s programs and training materials, published in twenty languages, have reached thousands of women in over fifty countries, strengthening local organizations to become self-sustaining and to power women’s movements across the globe.

 

Internship Description:

WLP is seeking a graduate student to join our WLP office in Bethesda, Maryland, to advance our web communications projects. The position is part-time, 15-20 hours per week. We are looking to fill this position by May 1. Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to WLP’s website redevelopment project by strategizing and implementing solutions to streamline and modernize WLP web content across all platforms including: web site, social media, digital content repository, and online learning platform. 
  • Create, update, and maintain WLP’s written and multimedia web content including articles, newsletters, images and video, event announcements, social media messaging, etc.; liaise with content experts; use the text editor and basic HTML code to create custom content. Use image and video editing tools to design/ develop multimedia content.  
  • Maintain and expand on WLP’s Communications Plan in collaboration with WLP staff and in accordance with our digital strategy. 
  • Contribute to strategizing and populating WLP’s online knowledge portal and migrating selected content to the new website. 
  • Work collaboratively with WLP staff to implement fresh ideas for promotional materials such as flyers, videos, and imagery.
  • Assist with planning, promoting, and developing content for WLP advocacy initiatives.  
  • Assist with managing WLP’s contact database, email blast tool, and online donations. Create templates and content for email blasts and web donation forms. 
  • Support the development and implementation of occasional online trainings for WLP partner organizations.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to women’s empowerment. 
  • Working toward an accredited graduate degree in a related field (women’s studies, international relations, journalism, media and communications, etc.). 
  • Undergraduate degree in English, comparative literature, creative writing, journalism or other related field.
  • Minimum 1 year professional experience in a communications role, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Fluency with contemporary and cutting-edge messaging, design, and branding best practices and technologies, particularly in the online space. Ability to think strategically about communications in relation to organizational goals. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to produce strong, compelling written and visual content across a variety of communications platforms. 
  • Experience with project management and coordination. 
  • English language fluency. Excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Ability to read and write basic HTML source code. Experience with editing code to customize the text and visual elements of a web page. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office. Fluency in using social media technologies such as Facebook and Twitter for organizing or advocacy. Interest in exploring emerging technologies.  

 

Preferred Skills

  • Intermediate to advanced fluency in French strongly preferred. Professional working knowledge of Arabic or Russian highly desirable. 
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Premier or similar graphic/video design tools. 
  • Knowledge of contact management databases, event management tools and practices, and email marketing. 
  • Experience with content management systems and web content creation in Drupal or WordPress. 
  • Familiarity with the politics, history, and cultures in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. 
  • Experience living, working, or volunteering internationally. 

 

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.

Compensation: Waged hourly

Three month duration with the possibility of extension

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 digital communications worlds for feedback and guidance throughout the internship.

Applicant must have permission to work in the US, if not a US citizen or permanent resident. WLP is unable to sponsor work permits. Applicant must not now nor in the future require employer sponsorship for employment authorization (i.e. H-1B).

Please submit your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a list of three references to: jobs@learningpartnership.org with the subject line “Web Communications Internship.”

No calls please.

Women’s Learning Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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