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Advocacy and Communications Intern

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Make Every Woman Count

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Are you a self-directed, cause-driven individual with strong communication skills? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a women's rights organisation? Are you looking for a challenging work experience? If you answered yes these questions, then apply to intern with MEWC!

Make Every Woman Count is seeking interns who are motivated and passionate to advocate for women's rights and ready to take initiative on new programs with strong knowledge and understanding of social media campaigning.

The internship provides an opportunity to be involved in advocacy work, policies, research, writing and analysis, monitoring, administrative work, website and social media management; and significant involvement in our advocacy projects such as our women's political participation and upcoming policy briefs.

MEWC is an African women organisation that serves as a (primarily online) platform to inform, conduct advocacy through research based-evidence ‚Äčand provide training to women’s organisations, young activists that work to empower women and girls to eventually strengthen women’s leadership capacities in order to influence policy- and decision-making.

Intern Duties

Specific internship duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Website Daily Updates
  • Engage professionally with social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Contribute to MEWC blog and to online outreach and promotion using social media
  • Research and develop ways to improve engagement and site traffic
  • Create a communication campaign and products
  • Assist with the preparation and publication of MEWC reports
  • Provide general administrative support
  • Monitor blogs, forums and social networks
  • Conduct research on MEWC projects
  • The intern will also be encouraged to take part in other projects being pursued and implemented within the organization. They will be a very important addition to all of the project teams.

Qualifications

  • Highly motivated and passionate undergraduate or recent graduate with a strong interest or background on women related issues or studies with the ability to keep tight deadlines and commitments;
  • Be good at writing, editing, proofreading and have strong research and analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs and provide solutions
  • Excellent ability work with all levels of staff including a wide range of diversity of staff
  • Excellent ability to read, analyse and write documents, articles, etc.
  • Good problem-solving and interpersonal skills; and the a bility to learn, adapt and thrive in changing technical environment
  • Direct experience working with Social Media Channels (Blogging, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Computer proficiency in Windows environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Content Management System (CMS) experience will be a plus
  • Ability to commit at least two full days per week

Application Details

This internship is unpaid and home-based (which makes it quite flexible as you can work from anywhere around the world).

The internship requires a commitment of a minimum of 16 hours per week, or at least two full days a week for 3 - 6 months.

If you are interested in this position, please send us your CV and a Cover Letter. Please send a separate cover letter not email. In the cover letter, please detail why you want to intern with MEWC, your internship objectives and career goals to info@mewc.org

2 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Make Every Woman Count

Location:

10 Howard Road, Cambridge, Cambridge CB58QP, GB

Mission Statement

Make Every Woman Count (MEWC) is an African woman-led organisation which serves as a mobilizing, networking, information, advocacy and training platform for African women by building their leadership capacities to influence policy and decision making. MEWC works to strengthen the voice, impact and influence of African women’s rights advocates and organizations.

Description

Our main activities are enacted through our online portal, www.MakeEveryWomanCount.org, which provides information, resources and guidance to women's organisations, grassroots movements and activists working on the ground to empower women and girls. We provide African women with a platform for sharing ideas, learning and creating linkages to build and establish female leaders in Africa. Through monitoring the participation and representation of women in national and local politics, we produce multiple reports which audit the status and condition of women in each African country. MEWC also implements training to build the capacity of African women.

Our goal is to ensure that African women and girls have a strong voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so that they can participate fully and equally in public dialogue and in making the decisions that will determine the future of their families, communities and countries

Advocacy & Human Rights
International
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Research
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • French

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 16 hours/week (8 of which are social media shift work, and 8 of which are flexible)
  • French writing ability is a huge asset.

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