Communications Intern – Communications Team


Description: We are looking for a creative, motivated individual who is eager to acquire new skills while supporting a four-member Communications team at an international nonprofit in Washington, D.C. The communications intern will serve as a resource for CIPE staff members on content curation, website management, video editing, writing and editing, and social media.

Reports To: Communications team with direct supervision from Senior Communications Manager Timeframe: All interns are expected to start by February 4, 2019 and commit a minimum of 15 hours and maximum of 30 hours per week.

Learning Objectives:

  • Improve skills in multimedia editing, including but not limited to social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn), video editing, and photography
  • Assist with planning and organize CIPE events with between 30 and 150+ attendees
  • Develop analytical skills by reviewing performance of published materials
  • Strategize with key actors to develop digital marketing and media plans
  • Acquire knowledge in communications research
  • Write and copyedit content for CIPE’s Development Blog
  • Work with the Communications teams on a varied array of communications projects

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Contribute to CIPE Development Blog and assist with maintenance and editing of posts
  • Support publication efforts through editing and design
  • Assist with photo and video filming, editing, and distribution
  • Assist with website maintenance and updated design implementation
  • Organize and schedule CIPE digital media, including but not limited to photos, videos, and audio
  • Assist in production of the Democracy That Delivers podcast by editing, executing and publishing content
  • Research and create media lists by subject matter experts and relevant topics to CIPE mission and work
  • Assist in preparing communications media plans for upcoming international events
  • Liaise with teams to determine further communications needs
  • Provide additional support as assigned by the Communications team

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student or recent graduate with public relations, communications, journalism, film, telecommunications, graphic design, or marketing majors preferred; liberal arts majors will also be considered
  • Adobe Suite or other video/photo/graphic editing experience
  • Interest in international development and international relations
  • Excellent writing and copyediting skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a team as well as independently and use sound judgment
  • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn about communications and CIPE’s initiatives
  • Arabic or other foreign language proficiency a plus

Application Instructions:

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample (2-3 pages) and, if available, a portfolio to, using the following format for the subject line: LAST NAME – COMMUNICATIONS.