This is a 4 month
unpaid internship working 25-30 hours per week
with the Stigma, Discrimination and Gender team, under the Global Health portfolio. The intern will be mentored in the content area of HIV-related stigma and discrimination reduction, building knowledge about the subject area, including making new contacts through interactions with the Stigma Action Network (SAN) steering committee members, as well as the broader community of the Stigma Action Network members. The intern will primarily support development and promotion of content for the SAN website and social media.
- Strategically update the SAN social media (primarily Facebook, Twitter, and the blog) to promote the features of the SAN website, and to align with relevant HIV and stigma-related advocacy days and current events
- Interact with SAN members and external audiences via Facebook, Twitter and the SAN blog to foster interest, discussions, etc.
- Monitor and note the growth and progress of the SAN social media outlets through Sprout Social and Crowdbooster
- Design graphics/memes about key HIV stigma-related issues for circulation on social media to raise awareness about the SAN
- Create podcasts for audio blog posts when appropriate
- Write blogs, briefs, assessments, and assist with grant proposals on behalf of the SAN
- Add content (recent published/unpublished literature, tools, etc.) to the e-library and other sections of the SAN website, writing summaries/introductions as necessary and noting which could be featured on the homepage
- Contribute to proposal development and fundraising activities
- Ability to plan ahead, strategize and use proficient time management skills to juggle multiple tasks at once
- Independent and self-starting
- Interest in the intersection between global health issues and social justice
- Strong writing and research skills
- Proficiency in MS Office
- Expertise in social media and networking, including Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc.
- Strong graphic design skills and previous knowledge of website design
- Experience with Hootsuite, Crowdbooster, Sprout Social, or other social media tracking and monitoring software (preferred)
- Experience with filmmaking and video editing (preferred)
- Experience with creating, editing and uploading podcast interviews (preferred)
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest summarizing their background and interest in supporting stigma, discrimination and gender at an international nonprofit organization, as well as a curriculum vitae and 2 page writing sample. Please indicate your preferred scheduling and any particular areas of interest or skills that you would like to develop, if offered an internship.
Due to the large volume of responses we receive, ICRW is not able to provide candidacy status on an individual basis. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. ICRW is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V.