Communications Writer Spring Intern (January-May 2015)

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Description

The Communications Writer assists and showcases Barakat by researching, writing, editing, and distributing communications strategies and materials.

To apply, submit Submit two writing samples (published articles preferred), along with a resume and cover letter to internships@barakatworld.org. Do not use the internships.com submission system.

Responsibilities

-Research and write relevant content and articles for Barakat website
-Write and prepare articles and updates for Barakat's monthly newsletters
-Write updates for mass emails sent out via Constant Contact
-Write weekly blogposts for Barakat in discussion with interns and staff
-Help write donor communication and solicitations for fundraising purposes
-Write content for posters, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, informational materials and for materials which will be distributed to the general public
-Communicate regularly with the Marketing Intern to be aware of current marketing and communications priorities
-Prepare and send mass emails and mass mailings

To apply, submit Submit two writing samples (published articles preferred), along with a resume and cover letter to internships@barakatworld.org. Do not use the internships.com submission system.

Requirements

Required Skills/Experience/Qualities
-Strong research, writing, editing skills
-Experience writing for publications on variety of topics including human interest stories
-Deep knowledge of communication theory and principles, either from professional experience or academic coursework
-Ability to apply communication knowledge/strategies in practice
-Ability to use written word to spread awareness about organization’s mission, expand
the audience and donor base and increase exposure
-Proficiency with MS Office
-Professional attitude and ability to represent Barakat through phone and email
-Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
-HTML familiarity

Desired Skills/Experience/Qualities
-Experience writing about education and human rights issues in developing countries
(South and Central Asia preferred but not required)
-Course work in Journalism/English/Communications
-Published work
-Previous work with NGOs

Commitment
-Semester long commitment
-Time commitment of at least 20 hours a week

To apply, submit Submit two writing samples (published articles preferred), along with a resume and cover letter to internships@barakatworld.org. Do not use the internships.com submission system.

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