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DescriptionBRAC USA Overview
BRAC USA aims to foster a better world by increasing BRAC’s visibility as a development success story, harnessing the power of its friends and ensuring support for a growing number of BRAC organizations around the world to unleash the potential of millions of poor households to create better futures for themselves and their communities. We do this through three main program areas: strategic and program services, grant-making and public education.
BRAC USA seeks business partnerships, strategic alliances, philanthropic and other capital to provide microcredit, health, education and other services sought by people living in poverty, especially women and children, throughout Africa and Asia. BRAC USA is an independent non-profit organization.
BRAC, the largest non-profit in the developing world, was launched in Bangladesh in 1972 and today reaches more than 138 million people with its holistic approach to addressing poverty by providing micro-loans, self-employment opportunities, health services, education, legal and human rights education and livelihood training.
• Strong interest in international development
• Excellent writing, grammar, editing and proofreading skills.
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
• Ability to succeed in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, especially Word and Excel.
• Strong research skills.
• Ability to write in a variety of styles and voices
• A clear understanding of what Matthew Arnold meant when he wrote, "Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style."
• Ability to write both straight news stories and colorful features
• Knowledge of the “inverted pyramid”
• Experience as both a writer and an editor
• Knowledge of AP style
To apply, please submit a one-page cover letter, CV, and a brief unedited writing sample to Intern@BRACUSA.org with the subject line “Communications Internship Application”
Candidates should have experience writing clear, concise and accurate copy; an interest in working with the North American communications team of the world's largest and more effective nongovernmental development organization; and a willingness to volunteer five to 10 hours a week, possibly more, to a global effort to give the poor the opportunities they need to lift themselves out of poverty.
Learn more about BRAC before applying, either by visiting our website or reading Ian Smillie's Freedom From Want: The Remarkable Success Story of BRAC, the Global Grassroots Organization That's Winning the Fight Against Poverty.