Internship posted by: First Peoples Worldwide
Posted on: December 3, 2012
The Media and Communications Internship with First Peoples Worldwide (http://www.firstpeoples.org/) is a unique opportunity to support and participate in research that drives Indigenous policy and development. The intern will work closely with the First Peoples staff to design, organize, and develop web information and content that will contribute to our efforts to spur development and investment in Indigenous Peoples and communities. Responsibilities include: designing the presentation of online information and data, managing web content, and helping to create a multi-media component to the project. Interns will have the opportunity to have their articles published in major news outlets, gain experience in writing press releases and opinion editorials, do effective reporter outreach, and stage events.
The ideal candidate will have:
-Excellent writing and communication skills, preferably experience reporting on issues for newspapers, journals, and other publications.
-Experience with web and library research.
-Basic-to-intermediate facility with spreadsheet software, web design, and blogging software.
-Demonstrated experience in and passion for Indigenous issues--and for the importance of accurate information and analysis to guide decision-making.
-Demonstrated interest and capability in synthesizing complex sets of data.
-Coursework reflecting interest and knowledge in human rights, Indigenous issues, sustainable business practices, and environmental sustainability.
-Experience working for development, Indigenous, environmental, or other sustainability-oriented organizations, as well as international experience, are a plus.
The work requires attention to detail and an ability to carefully and accurately document authoritative sources for all information gathered. Successful interns are comfortable contacting experts to track down data and other information. A curiosity about how Indigenous issues relate to social, political, and economic realities and a capacity to see connections across fields and specialties are critical.
To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample firstname.lastname@example.org with "First Peoples Intern" in the subject line. We will consider the option of working remotely for the right candidate. Interns are unpaid, but may receive college credit for their owrk.