2019 International Women’s Health Coalition Communications Internship Program
Deadline: August 30, 2019
The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) recognizes that women’s and girls’ human rights, health and equality are essential to social, environmental, and economic justice for all.
They envision a world in which all women and girls can exercise their human rights to:
- access the information, resources, and services they need to enhance and protect their health and achieve their full potential;
- make informed decisions about their sexuality, relationships, pregnancy, child-bearing, marriage, and all other matters related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, free of discrimination, coercion, and violence; and
- participate in and assume leadership of civil society movements to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
- Make timely website updates, including posting resources, blogs, press releases, and media advisories
- Learn and use IWHC’s media monitoring platform to develop press lists
- Monitor media inbox and work with Communications Officer to respond to inquiries
- Monitor journalists on social media and identify opportunities for relationship building and/or pitching
- Write social media content related to IWHC’s editorial content
- Assist in regular analytics reporting, including user and reach data for IWHC’s social media, email, website, and traditional media channels
- Prepare weekly media report of relevant news and IWHC press mentions
- Assist in drafting blogs, pitches, press releases, media advisories, and talking points
- Perform copy-editing and assist in management of Style Guide
- Package reports, fact sheets, and other publications as needed
- Support outreach and preparation of materials for UN and other major events
- Other duties as assigned
- The ideal candidate will have a talent for learning new skills quickly, creativity, and willingness to contribute ideas, along with excellent interpersonal and communications skills with meticulous attention to detail.
- Strong writing and editing skills in English are required along with proficiency in computer programs including MS Office applications. Familiarity with Chicago Style is preferred but not essential.
- A high degree of self-motivation, ability to take initiative, prioritize with minimal supervision, and work independently as well as function as a member of a team is desired.
- Strong analytical skills and ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks simultaneously are necessary.
- Strong interest in human rights, women’s rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, policy advocacy, movement building, leadership development, grantmaking, and nonprofit development is desired.
- Pursuing or completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in human rights, international relations, communications, journalism, women’s/gender studies, or a related field is desired, but not required. IWHC encourages applicants with nontraditional educational or professional experience to apply.
This is a paid part-time internship with hourly pay at $15.00 per hour. The internship will have flexible hours within the 9:30AM-5:30PM weekday office hours for up to 20 hours per week.
Please apply immediately by sending a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample (1-2 pages), and two names or letters of reference to [email protected]. The subject line should read: “IWHC Communications Intern – Fall 2019.”