IDELA Communications Intern

Washington D.C., DC, USA
negotiable Expires in 2 weeks



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The IDELA Communications Intern will support the user growth of the International Development and Early Learning assessment (IDELA), an Early Childhood Development assessment designed by Save the Children. The intern will engage with the IDELA website, social media content, and internal systems to drive forward our communications strategy. The intern will also support our internal knowledge management processes.


What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

The IDELA Communications Intern is a role for a driven individual interested in the intersection of education research, international partnerships, and communications. The intern will help implement a communications strategy that works to engage, grow, and inspire a broad international community. The intern should have a keen interest in connecting with new audiences through social media, editing and organizing media content, and supporting internal knowledge management systems.


IDELA is Save the Children’s International Development and Early Learning Assessment, a global tool that measures children’s early learning and development. IDELA provides ECCD programs, donors, and government partners with evidence on the status of children aged 3.5 to 6 years. IDELA is now used by more than 96 organizations in 71 countries and continues to grow each month. In September 2017, Save the Children launched an IDELA portal to share the IDELA tool with a wider audience and serve as a leading international hub for child development research.


If you like improving processes, helping a brand come to life, or taking ownership over a project this role might be a good fit for you.


Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

  • Communications – Support the implementation of the IDELA social media strategy; Grow social media reach across multiple platforms; Support and grow methods for communicating our brand; track analytics to measure quality of comms work.


  • Content and Media – New content, video and photos files for the IDELA website come from a variety of staff working in various countries. This work involve writing and/or copy editing content prior to its publication on the site.


  • Knowledge Management Systems – The IDELA team maintains internal tracking systems and libraries to manage IDELA content. The intern will support the ongoing effort to improve the libraries’ content organization and tagging.


  • Other projects – may include support for IDELA events, development of new communications materials, or other related tasks as needed.

Required Qualifications


  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple projects
  • Successful experience supporting social media development for a project, organization, or team
  • Strong writing skills across multiple mediums
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and ability to work within a diverse, international team
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Please attach resume and cover letter to your application




Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience or strong Interest in the fields of Early Childhood Development or international education
  • Photo and video editing experience
  • Familiarity with WordPress and SharePoint based web sites


What’s In It for You

  • Structured learning and development program
  • Meaningful work under the direct supervision of an experienced Save the Children staff member
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Networking program with managers across the organization
  • Flexible schedule
  • A family friendly work environment
  • The knowledge that the work you are supporting is changing the lives of children all around the world


Classification:  Paid Intern

Part-time:     18-24 hours per week

Dates:            June 2 to August 7, 2020



Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.


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