Summer Humanitarian Communications Intern

Washington D.C., DC, USA
negotiable Expires in 3 days


The humanitarian communications intern will play an important role within the communications team this summer, assisting the humanitarian communications team with daily media pitching and thought leadership, planned media campaigns and responses to breaking emergencies.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
The intern will conduct research to support outreach to US journalists that earns media coverage for Save the Children’s programs, messages and experts in reporting on global children’s crises. The team’s portfolio includes natural and man-made breaking emergencies and protracted humanitarian crises such as the conflicts in Syria and Yemen and the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This summer, the humanitarian communications intern will conduct research on Letters to the Editor opportunities, help create an Olympics/conflict quiz, and help the agency “Ride the Wave” of election and breaking news. The intern will have the opportunity to attend meetings and talks by operations and programming staff within Save the Children.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities and Impact

• Media analysis around global health, conflict, refugees, and other emergency topics.
• Identify new US media outlets and journalists for outreach around humanitarian issues.
• Attend think tank events and preparing short summaries for communications team.
• Edit contact lists to help facilitate top tier media coverage.
• Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
• Must be an actively enrolled in an Associate, Bachelor, Master or other post high school education program, or have graduated within 6 months of intern program start date.
• Interest in working on a communications team and in conducting media research.
• Interest in journalism, global current events and humanitarian response programs.
• Proactive team player with a friendly, can-do attitude.
• Interest in Save the Children’s work and mission.
• Strong writing skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office.
• Currently eligible to work in the U.S.
• Please attach resume AND cover letter to your application


Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of Cision/Vocus database preferred but not required.

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: 24 hours per week
Dates: June 2, 2020 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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