The successful candidate will gain hands-on experience in non-profit/development communications work, including research, writing, editing, social media management, message development, website content management, and event planning.
This position requires a working knowledge of graphics design with a desire to gain experience in an international organization and to build a portfolio of published work. Applicants must be comfortable accommodating numerous requests for detailed changes and be able to devise simple and effective design solutions.
Major in one of the following preferred: Digital Marketing, Communications, International Development, or similar degrees with a focus on civil society and/or communications.
Excellent written and oral communications skills.
Strong digital media writer with some experience writing for blogs and newsletters, who can quickly produce polished 500-to-1500-word articles on civil society issues with subject guidance.
Digital content management, scheduling & publishing for online and social media distribution
Familiarity with WordPress and Elementor website development and management is essential.
Ability to synthesize material to help produce monthly newsletters / copy editing skills.
Research, as needed for reports, op-eds, infographics, press releases.
At least a proficiency in using Canva to create graphics. A knowledge of the Adobe suites is a plus.
Strong social media skills, particularly with Linkedin, Twitter, and Facebook.
Monitor & report online news updates concerning the organization’s key interests.
Ability to work both independently & as part of a team, managing multiple priorities
Strong attention to detail, organizational skills & flexibility.
Experience with Survey Monkey and MailChimp is required.
Conditions of internship
The AROCSA internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration
AROCSA accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions;
Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post at AROCSA during the period of the internship or for 3 months immediately following the expiration date of the internship;
Interns are not staff members and may not represent AROCSA in any official capacity.
What we offer
Successful candidates can expect to gain:Opportunity to undertake meaningful and fulfilling work within an international non-profit setting.
Valuable experience working in an international nonprofit focused on advancing African civil society by enabling African civil society scholars and practitioners to tell their own stories.
You will join a friendly, motivated and enthusiastic team working to create an Africa where knowledge about Africa’s civil society is produced and disseminated by its own scholars, researchers, and practitioners, in a manner that reflects global excellence standards and propels development on the continent.
As a member of AROCSA’s team you will play a crucial role in the day to day operations of the organization and gain insight into the day-to-day activities of an international nonprofit.
In return for your time and commitment, you will gain invaluable skills and experience as well as access to a wide network of civil society practitioners, scholars, and policy experts operating across the African continent and the wider world through our extensive partnerships.
You can expect to gain a deeper appreciation of the civil society landscape in Africa and around the world and upon the successful completion of your internship , you will receive a recommendation letter
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