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Communications Intern


Internship posted by: Global Conscience Initiative

Posted on: February 19, 2014

Internship description

About GCI

The Global Conscience Initiative (GCI) seeks to address and improve Cameroon's most pressing human rights issues: corruption, abuse of prisoners' rights, gender inequality, civil liberty deficiencies and lack of access to efficient and effective justice. Through promotion and protection of the human rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as good governance, democracy, and social justice, GCI strives to help construct a strong global conscience where the citizens of Cameroon work together to create and sustain a peaceful civil society.

Based on the belief that lasting peace must come from within a people and their own culture, GCI focuses on working with individual citizens as well as the local media, government bodies, councils, law enforcement and judicial systems. By encouraging and empowering the public to play an active role in supporting peace and development, GCI strives to strengthen the communities with which it works. Through this, GCI works to facilitate the creation of networks of conscientious organisations and individuals who work together to promote democracy and human rights.

Internship description

GCI is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as a Communications Intern at its Kumba office. You will be primarily responsible for managing communications and public relations on behalf of the organization, including running social media, writing press releases and newsletters, and managing the weekly radio programme. You will also be responsible for helping restart and run the Media Watch Project, a programme that monitors human rights in the media, trains journalists on human rights reporting, and conducts advocacy campaigns in conjunction with local and national media outlets. Finally, you will have the opportunity to create and pursue projects on behalf of the organization within the scope of human rights.

Mandatory Qualifications and Qualities:

  • Fluency in English
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication
  • Basic knowledge and interest in human rights
  • Experience with website development and social media
  • Working toward a B.A. or higher in journalism, communications, human rights, or a related field
  • Experience in communications, development, journalism, or a related field
  • Willingness to learn Cameroonian Pidgin
  • Strong leadership skills and creative problem solving
  • Cross-cultural experience and sensitivity
  • Ability to self-direct and take initiative
  • Experience working with project development and implementation

Desired Qualifications and Qualities:

Working knowledge of French

  • Experience working in the developing world

Internship Fees

For Interns intending on staying longer than 6 months, internship fees are negotiable.

1-4 weeks: 300,000 CFA

5-8 weeks: 500,000 CFA

9-12 weeks:650,000 CFA

Each additional month after 12 weeks: 150,000

How to apply

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at

To apply, send your letter of motivation and Resume/CV to

NB! Start dates and period listed can be amended to accomodate the preferences of the individual intern.



Opposite High Court, Krammar Avenue, kumba, South-West Region, 163, Cameroon