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Communications & Social Media Internship
Trickle Up seeks a Communications & Media Intern. The Communications and Media Intern will support the communications team with activities connecting Trickle Up's work to target audiences, media, peer organizations and the general public. These activities include online communications, public events, press relations and relationships with other non-profit, poverty alleviation and microfinance organizations.

In addition, the intern will work to build Trickle Up's online presence with social media outlets through listening and engaging target audiences on a wide variety of platforms. These activities include building and maintaining new and unique content for the website and social media platforms, updating statuses, and monitoring and evaluating the best practices of the outreach campaigns for eventual standardization within the organization.

We are looking for someone who can commit to working a minimum of twenty hours per week preferably for the duration of four months, with the option for an extended internship period. This is a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, rapidly growing nonprofit environment and gain experience working in collaboration with other departments within Trickle Up.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assisting with the development and execution of online advocacy campaigns
  • Maintaining and creating new content for the Trickle Up website, and social networking sites
  • Monitoring & reporting online news updates
  • Developing new media for dissemination through online networks, including videos, photo essays, and online presentations
  • Monitoring outreach to develop best practices in for standardization within Trickle Up
  • Preparing visual and print media for distribution and promotional use
  • Supporting outreach events and preparing promotional communications and marketing materials
  • Monitoring media and other outlets for relevant news, trends and coverage of Trickle Up
  • Researching opportunities to increase visibility through conferences, awards, editorial calendars
  • Handling administrative responsibilities including maintenance of files and press kits
  • Potentially working with the development and fundraising team to support their efforts in research and outreach (based on need and at their request)


Candidates Should Have:

Potential interns are preferably graduate students or others with relevant experience. Undergraduates with relevant study experience will be considered. We look for a focus in studies on communications, poverty alleviation, human rights, international relations, political science and interdisciplinary studies. An interest in marketing, especially with social media, is preferred but not required ~ training will be given if needed.

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, managing multiple priorities
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills and flexibility
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic about learning about microenterprise and the field of development; previous NGO experience preferred
  • Bachelor's degree or current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in communications, marketing, international development, international relations or a related field
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator), and website content management system and HTML and/or ColdFusion script preferred
  • Be willing to bring own laptop if needed

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to tmcclelland@trickleup.org with "Communications & Social Media Internship" in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only finalists will be contacted. This is an unpaid position; arrangements can be made for course credit. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

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