Are you looking for an internship in the US? Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports Wikipedia, is searching for a Public Relations Intern. Go for it!
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Organization: the Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports and hosts Wikipedia and several other Wikimedia free knowledge sites. It is funded primarily through donations and grants. Based in San Francisco, it currently employs over 300 staff members. Every month, more than 250,000 volunteer editors contribute to Wikipedia. The Foundation builds technology to help people everywhere access Wikipedia, across devices and in nearly 300 languages. It creates programs and initiatives to make Wikipedia freely available to more people in more parts of the world
Duty Station: San Francisco, CA
Timeframe: up to 32 hrs/week for 6 months (possibility for extension)
Job description: the Communications team at the Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Public Relations Intern. This person will gain hands-on experience in media relations and public relations, including outreach, media monitoring, messaging development and interview and speaking preparation. The primary services and deliverables of this role are to support the core media and public relations responsibilities of this team. Key responsibilities include:
- conduct and share research for inbound and outbound media opportunities, informing how we engage with reporters
- build detailed briefing documents for Foundation executives and staff to prepare for interviews and public speaking engagements
- coordinate logistics and information-gathering process for speaking engagements and media interviews with journalists and other key stakeholders
- develop media lists and identify key targets for proactive PR outreach
- monitor daily news for breaking stories and trends impacting the Wikimedia movement
- draft blog posts and social media content for announcements and PR messaging
- conduct general research for blog posts, social media, media pitches, messaging opportunities, and more
- build foundational outreach materials, for example an FAQ document and press kit
Qualifications: the Public Relation intern should have these skills:
- high energy for and commitment to the Wikimedia Foundation’s free knowledge mission
- a strong interest in Communications and desire to learn about this field
- exceptional verbal and written communication, editing, and interpersonal skills
- detail-oriented and an interest in both independent and collaborative work
- the ability to excel in a fast-paced, multitasking environment that often requires fast turn‐around
- strong research skills
- intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a desire to tackle challenging problems
- the ability to flourish in a highly transparent and collaborative environment and work on a team with diverse demographic and cultural characteristics
Application process: to apply for the current position please fill the form at the end of this page
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 1 Montgomery Street Suite 1600 San Francisco, CA 94104 USA
edited by Elisa Onorati
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The multicultural NGO Alkarama is always looking for interns to join its staff, offering two different internships’ programme: legal internship and media internship. Choose the most suitable programme for you and work with a young non-governmental human rights organisation based in Geneva!
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Organisation: Alkarama is a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organisation established in 2004 to assist all those in the Arab world subjected to or at risk of extrajudicial execution, enforced disappearance, torture, and arbitrary detention. Acting as a bridge between individual victims and international human rights mechanisms, Alkarama works towards an Arab world where all individuals live in freedom and dignity, and are protected by the rule of law. Alkarama brings pro bono legal assistance to victims of the most serious human rights violations, without any discrimination. The organisation focuses its efforts on violations of the right to life, human dignity, physical integrity and freedoms such as extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture, and arbitrary detention. Using the international human rights mechanisms and working closely with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR ), Alkarama documents individual cases of violations through direct contact with the victims, their families or lawyers, and submits complaints on their behalf to the United Nations (UN) Special Procedures and Treaty Bodies, asking them to intervene with the State in question to put an end to these violations. Alkarama also brings media attention to the cases and situations it covers, helping victims to have their voices heard and shedding light on the human rights situation of a country, through press releases as well as public reports and analyses published in various media outlets. In order to reach a broader audience, Alkarama increasingly relies on social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook.
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Legal Internship: people with master degree in law or social sciences with an international law component
Media Internship: people with degree in journalism, communications, human rights or international relations
When: from January to June or from July to December
Deadline: The openings are usually advertised in October for the January-June internship and April for the July-December internship.
Job Description: Alkarama’s internship programme – in both our Legal and Communication departments – provides opportunities for young graduates with an interest in the Arab world to gain experience in a multicultural NGO, working in cooperation with the United Nations, to defend victims of human rights violations in the MENA region. Alkarama’s interns have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the work of the organisation, thus gaining a valuable experience that can be carried forward through the rest of their careers. Alkarama offers full-time internships lasting for six months in its Geneva headquarters.
The work of legal interns includes a variety of tasks such as research, interviewing of victims and recording of testimonies, drafting of complaints for submission to the UN human rights protection mechanisms, attendance and note-taking at UN conferences including the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review and the sessions of the Treaty Bodies, synthesizing of information about individual cases of human rights violations, and drafting of reports.
The media intern is working closely with his/her colleagues of both the legal and media departments. The work includes writing news stories for Alkarama’s website, publishing articles, maintaining and monitoring social media networks (Twitter/Facebook) and media contacts’ database. The intern is also expected to contribute to the production of audio-visual work.
The ideal legal intern holds a Masters degree in law or social sciences with an international law component, speaks and writes fluently French or English with preferably a working knowledge of the other, with Arabic being a valuable asset. The applicant should also have strong analytical and writing skills and a demonstrated interest in human rights and the Middle East.
The ideal communications intern holds a degree in journalism, communications, human rights or international relations, previous experience in a news, communications or campaigning organisation, a good understanding of social media and multimedia tools. The intern must also have an excellent command of English, with preferably a working knowledge of French and/or Arabic and a demonstrated interest in politics and the media in the Arab world.
Application process: when available, the application form will be on this site
Alkarama Foundation | 150 route de Ferney
CH-1211 Genève 2
Phone: +41 22 734 1006
Fax: +41 22 734 1034
Edited by Barbara Parisse
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Do you aim to work to promote critical research that theorises and provides understanding of poverty in a global context? Apply now for the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) and you will have the opportunity to work in an international environment as part of CROP's administrative Secretariat in Bergen!
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Organization: The Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP) Secretariat is located at the University of Bergen and has been established to promote research that provides a deep understanding of poverty and its causes in a global context. In consultation with the CROP Scientific Committee, it is responsible for the effective development, implementation and evaluation of the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty. CROP has two institutional sponsors, the University of Bergen and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and in 2009 the ISSC signed an agreement which incorporated CROP into the university's academic and administrative environment. Through projects, working groups and fellows, CROP’s Scientific Committee, emanates periodically publications, communications and events that helps researchers to understand the causes of poverty and how to defeat it
Duty Station: Bergen, Norway
Open to: College students
Timeframe: Internships are available throughout the year (except July and August), from 2 to 6 months
Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1
Job Description: Successful candidates will take part to the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty hosted by the University of Bergen (UiB) and tasks performed by interns will vary according to the needs and ongoing projects of CROP. Ideally, interns will:
- create content for social media accounts (Twitter, YouTube)
- organise and attending meetings, workshops or conferences
- draft reports and general administrative documents
- research information for reports
- lead video and web editing
Qualification: Applicants should have the following qualifications
- be university students whose home institutions will give them credit for the time spent at CROP (for examples through the Erasmus+ programme)
- have a relevant educational background in Social Studies, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations
- have excellent English language skills (spoken and written Level C1)
- knowledge of other languages is an advantage
Wage/Fees: Not provided
Link at the call
P.O. Box 7800, 5020
Phone +47 55 58 97 44
Edited by Marta Della Monaca
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