Communications & Philanthropy Intern

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Position: Communications and Philanthropy Intern
Location: Washington, DC
Duration: 3 Months (12-15 hours/week)
Reports to: Global Communications Manager

About RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.

Position Summary: The Communications and Philanthropy Intern is part of a communications team that promotes RI’s humanitarian work worldwide, with a particular emphasis on raising RI’s public profile through digital and traditional media. The department also crafts fundraising campaigns and donor materials.


-Assist Global Communications Officer with writing website content
-Collaborate with communications department on production and design of RI’s promotional materials
-Help build online presence on social media
-Support online fundraising efforts
-Help coordinate donor relations
-Assist with additional duties and support departmental needs as requested


-Availability for at least 12 hours a week minimum, M-F varied schedule;
-BA in journalism or related field strongly preferred. Current enrollment in programs related to these fields and completed relevant coursework also acceptable;
-Excellent writing and editing capabilities;
-Experience with software tools used for print and online design preferred (Adobe Photoshop and InDesign)
-Energetic and assertive work-related attitude;
-Willingness to take direction, as well as proactively provide design and communication ideas;
-Ability to work independently and on a team, with strict deadlines;
-Demonstrated ability to think critically, resourcefully and strategically to maximize the communication team’s contribution to RI’s mission.

RI Values:
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence.
We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
-Transparency and Accountability
-Agility and Innovation

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