Content & Communications Intern

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


--Kasana, UG


Content & Communications Intern

The Shanti Uganda Society is seeking interns to fill upcoming positions in Kasana, Uganda. Shanti Uganda is a registered Canadian Charity and Ugandan NGO that improves infant and maternal health, provides safe, women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Supporting content planning around stories from Uganda
  • Creating blog posts that include strong storytelling and multimedia aspects (photo, video)
  • Identifying new story ideas
  • Shooting beautiful photographs
  • Storyboarding and shooting video
  • Supporting Director in designing marketing materials
  • Writing website copy and creating photos/videos for the website
  • Finding compatible organizations to partner with on content creation
  • Posting and scheduling content to social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
  • Collaborating with relevant Vancouver staff on marketing materials
  • Support the vision, mission and values of Shanti Uganda
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


  • Undergraduate degree in marketing, communications, photography or other relevant field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered)
  • Deep passion for women’s health and empowerment
  • Strong storytelling and writing skills
  • Exceptional visual media creation skills
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Resourceful and self-starter; persistent and thorough, proactive
  • Solutions-focused; approaches challenges with passion, creativity and motivation
  • Ability to collaborate; strong relationship-building is crucial
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Strong cultural awareness and ability to live in rural environment
  • Experience working or volunteering with a non-profit an asset
  • Experience working in under resourced communities, specifically East Africa, an asset
  • Content coordinator must supply their own camera equipment

What We Provide

  • Valuable professional experience and opportunities to learn from our incredible staff and community at Shanti Uganda
  • Ongoing mentoring and support throughout the internship process
  • Shared accommodation at the Shanti Uganda Volunteer House
  • Pick up and drop off to the airport
  • Pre-departure logistics support as well as support after you return home
  • A lasting and deep connection to a wonderful community of staff, interns, volunteers, board members and many others all over the world

Intern Contribution

Successful applicants will be responsible for contributing a $600/month placement fee which covers everything listed in the 'What We Provide' section. All interns will contribute a 35hr workweek and are encouraged to travel on weekends.


  • Journalism
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Photography
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Social Media / Blogging

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 35 hrs/week for a minimum of 2 months

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