Content and Communications Internship

Hours per week

35 hours per week

Published

11/05/2018

Application Deadline

11/29/2018

Start Date

01/02/2019

End Date

04/29/2019

Address

Kasana
Luwero
Uganda

Description

Internships with Shanti Uganda

The Shanti Uganda Society is seeking interns to fill upcoming positions in Kasana, Uganda. Shanti Uganda is a registered Canadian charity and Ugandan NGO that improves infant and maternal health throughout Uganda.


Winter Internship Dates – Jan 1 – April 30*

Summer Internship Dates – May 1 – Aug 31*

Fall Internship Dates – Sept 1 – Dec 20*


*Please note: there is some flexibility in exact placement dates. Let us know if you need to adjust the start or end dates, or length of time. Applicants wishing to stay longer than 4 months are encouraged.


Who You Are

You are passionate about conscious activism, sustainable international development, maternal health, the empowerment of women on a global scale. You are motivated, innovative and willing to learn and grow beside our leaders in Uganda. You understand the importance of self-awareness, communicate openly, embrace change and are driven by your commitment to others. You celebrate the idea of living in a rural setting, are eternally flexible and adaptable and you can embrace occasional power and water shortages.


Basic Qualifications & Skills

  • Education or degree in relevant field (students in their 3rd or 4th years also considered for some positions)
  • Deep passion for women’s health and empowerment
  • Willingness to relocate to Uganda for minimum of 4 months
  • Strong cultural awareness and humility
  • Ability to live and work in a rural and rustic setting
  • This means living without the creature comforts of home: cold water showers, bunk beds, slow internet and limited personal space

Benefits

  • Make a sustainable, inspired, empowered contribution to the health and wellbeing of women and communities in Uganda. Witness the deep impact of your involvement on an ongoing basis
  • Gain valuable professional experience and learn from other professionals at Shanti Uganda
  • Live, work, travel and experience one of the most beautiful and friendly countries in the world


Placement Fees

Successful applicants will be responsible for contributing a $600/month placement fee, which will provide them with shared accommodation in Shanti Uganda’s Volunteer House, airport pickup and drop off, ongoing support and evaluation from our Country Director in Uganda and a volunteer manual. All interns will contribute a 35hr work week and are encouraged to travel on weekends.


How To Apply

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Operations Director, at info@shantiuganda.org as well as completing our Online Application Form. Applications for internships will be accepted on a rolling basis, and will remain open until filled. Successful applicants will be required to submit a note of mental and physical health from a health professional, basic criminal record check from your home country and a liability & media release form.


Job Description

You will be responsible for creating and engaging with content on a variety of platforms for Shanti Uganda including: social media, newsletters/email marketing, blogs and charity platforms. You will be the official Shanti photographer and document the programs and happening of the Birth House and all Shanti projects, events, etc. 


General Responsibilities

  • Create content for all communications channels with strong storytelling (copy) and multimedia aspects (photo/video)
  • Post and schedule content to social media channels
  • Engage with social media daily (liking posts, re-tweeting, answering comments, messages etc)
  • Help promote Shanti programs as well as income generating activities: training trips, internship program and professional volunteer program
  • Shoot beautiful photographs of all aspects of Shanti Uganda (daily life, special events, programming, births, other interns and staff) 
  • Engage with Shanti clients, staff and stakeholders to gather content, story ideas, and quotes/statements
  • Update Social Media Analytics document on a monthly basis, monitor Facebook Analytics and make suggestions and decisions based on data
  • Identify new story ideas
  • Support Engagement Officer in content and campaign planning
  • Support Engagement Officer in designing marketing materials/graphics 
  • Find compatible organizations to partner with on content creation
  • Monitor other organizations/best practices and suggest ways to improve reach and impact of Shanti Uganda through social media
  • Support the vision, mission and values of Shanti Uganda
  • Other duties as assigned


Global Giving

  • Gather information and stories from other interns/Country Director for Global Giving Reports
  • Ensure all Global Giving reports are edited, proofread and submitted on time
  • Send thank you emails to all donors through the Global Giving platform


Blogs & Newsletter

  • Create at least 1 original blog post per month
  • Collaborate with Engagement Officer on monthly newsletter and quarterly Birth Partner newsletter


Skills & Competencies

  • Deep passion for women’s health and empowerment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Resourceful self-starter; persistent and thorough, proactive
  • Solutions-focused; approaches challenges with passion, creativity and motivation
  • Strong storytelling and writing skills
  • Ability to collaborate; strong relationship-building is crucial
  • Detail-oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and have a familiarity with various social media platforms
  • Ability to take and edit photos
  • Experience with videography an asset

How To Apply

info@shantiuganda.org
http://shantiuganda.org/volunteer/internship-program/

Please apply with a cover letter and resume to Operations Director, at info@shantiuganda.org, as well as completing our Online Application Form. Applications for internships will be accepted on a rolling basis, and will remain open until filled. Successful applicants will be required to submit a note of mental and physical health from a health professional, basic criminal record check from your home country and a liability & media release form.


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