Marketing & Communications Intern

Description:

Position:

Marketing and Communications Intern

Location: 

Flexible — Kenya or US

Description:

Zawadisha seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of marketing while working for an innovative nonprofit organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Update and maintain Zawadisha’s social media presence, including daily monitoring, posting, scheduling and reporting updates across platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, and Tumblr)
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing e-blasts and e-newsletters
  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other stories
  • Assist in designing flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing material
  • Create comprehensive database of targeted businesses and community organizations
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications
  • Prepare weekly reports and maintain regular contact with supervisor

Qualifications:

  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Completed or working toward a college degree (junior level and up), preferably
  • in a related field (e.g., English, Marketing/Communications, Advertising or Public
  • Relations)
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications a plus
  • Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop highly desired.
  • Knowledge of graphic design a plus
  • Posses excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community
  • contacts
  • Ability to work well independently, and within a team
  • Commitment to cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
  • Commitment to the continuous improvement of service quality and the
  • organization’s mission

Start Date:

Position open until filled, requires 3 – 6 month commitment

Hours:

12 – 20 hours/week

Compensation:

This is an unpaid internship


Location: Flexible: Kenya or US
Organization: Zawadisha
Organization Website: http://www.zawadisha.org
Date: 06/01/2015 – 09/01/2015
Contact: Jen Gurecki at jen@zawadisha.org for more information.

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