Communications Officer (Interns)

To apply send your resume and a cover letter to employment@usices.org with two academic references.

Position Summary

USICES is seeking an enthusiastic graduate student with excellent web designing and communications skills for its Communications Internship.  Under the supervision of a Program Officer, the intern will provide support in the updating of and general maintenance of USICES website and manage USICES’s social media accounts and newsletter mailing lists. He/she will assist in the implementation of USICES’s communication strategy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of USICES’s communications strategy(s)
  • Drafting of press releases and report writing
  • Support management and postings in USICES’s social media accounts
  • Supports the preparation and implementation of communications and dissemination of information and publications; assistance at public events such as roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews and project visibility plans
  • Maintenance of information database along with photo library and photo captions
  • Develop and implement a fundraising communication strategy
  • Administrative and logistical support to USICES program officers and consultants, including for initiatives such as media workshops, press briefings, report launches, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Pursuing graduate student, or a recent graduate student in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Digital / Social Media, Journalism, or possibly in International Relations, International Humanitarian Law, Political Sciences, including other relevant graduate programs in international development, human rights, public policy, law, democracy, or international development.
  • Knowledge of Dreamweaver and HTML knowledge/ PHP, CSS and/or XML
  • Sound knowledge of video integration (including flash player plug-in integration with social media)
  • Audio/Video recording and editing experience
  • New Media skills (website integration and strategy)
  • Web design experience
  • Interest in international development
  • Oral and written proficiency in English

This is a 20 to 30 hours/week internship with stipends. All applicants must have the right to work in the U.S without employer sponsorship.

Deadline for applications: Rolling bases

To apply send your resume and a cover letter to employment@usices.org with two academic references.

USICES is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment/promotions and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic. USICES takes affirmative action with respect to the employment and promotion of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. USICES will also take affirmative action on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.”

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