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Summer IDELA Communications Intern at Save the Children

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Type: Part-Time
Location: Washington, Washington DC

Job Description:

Summary


The IDELA Communications Intern is a role for a driven individual interested in the intersection of research, international partnerships, and communications. The intern will help implement a new communications strategy that works to engage, grow, and inspire a broad international community. The intern should have a keen interest in connecting with new audiences through social media, editing and organizing media content, and supporting internal knowledge management systems.


IDELA is Save the Children’s International Development and Early Learning Assessment, a global tool that measures children’s early learning and development. IDELA provides ECCD programs, donors, and government partners with evidence on the status of children aged 3.5 to 6 years. IDELA is now used by more than 50 organizations in 59 countries and continues to grow each month. In September 2017, Save the Children launched an IDELA portal to share the IDELA tool with a wider audience and serve as a leading international hub for child development research.


Responsibilities




  • Social Media Development– Support the implementation of the IDELA social media strategy; Grow social media reach across multiple platforms; Suggest changes or future ideas for social media growth.


  • Content and Media- New content, video and photos files for the IDELA website come from a variety of staff working in various countries. The intern will support editing photos for specific needs and organizing photos for future use in compliance with Save the Children’s media and child safeguarding policies. This work may also involve copy editing content prior to its publication on the site.


  • Knowledge Management Systems – The IDELA team maintains internal tracking systems and libraries to manage IDELA content. The intern will support the ongoing effort to improve the libraries’ content organization and tagging.


  • Other projects– may include support for IDELA events, development of new communications materials, or other related tasks as needed.

Requirements



  • Demonstrated experience or strong interest in the field of Early Childhood Development or international education

  • Ability to work independently and prioritize projects within a varied workload

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Successful experience supporting social media development for a project, organization, or team

  • Photo and video editing experience preferred

  • Familiarity with WordPress and SharePoint based sites

  • Possess strong written skills, solid interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Eligible to work in the U.S.


  • To be classified as an intern: an individual must be enrolled in a relevant undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate academic program and able to receive some level of credit from his/her college or institution. (Minimum requirement is a letter of support and documentation is required only after an internship offer is accepted.)

  • An individual who is not enrolled as a student or able to receive credit from their institution may apply to an internship, however will be classified as a skilled volunteer, not as an intern.

  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application.

 


Classification


Unpaid Intern   Part-time      20-25 hours/week     Dates:   June 4, 2018 to August 10, 2018


Location:   DC or Remote


Save the Children does NOT provide housing or transportation.


 


Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.


Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.