Hours per week
District of Columbia
EcoAgriculture Partners is a non-profit organization that works internationally to facilitate sustainable food production, rural livelihoods, and environmental conservation globally (www.ecoagriculture.org). The organization does so by developing and promoting integrative approaches to rural landscape management, by engaging in regional and global policy processes, and by supporting the work of our diverse grassroots and international partners.
EcoAgriculture Partners also facilitates the Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Initiative (LPFN)—a collaborative effort with more than 75 partner organizations to advance and scale-up integrated, multi-stakeholder agricultural landscape approaches worldwide. The Initiative develops and communicates the evidence base for such approaches, fosters cross-sectoral dialogue, and implements a global collaborative action agenda. See peoplefoodandnature.org.
Reporting to the Communications Manager, the intern will support communications activities for EcoAgriculture Partners and the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative over a negotiable period that can begin immediately. The position is unpaid and interns are expected to work between 24 and 40 hours per week at EcoAgriculture Partners' headquarters in Washington, DC. A stipend of approximately $400/month (depending on time commitment per week) is available.
Tasks and duties include:
- Contribute to the posting of materials, reports, photos and video, and writing of content on the EcoAgriculture Partners and Landscapes for People, Food and Nature websites
- Author social media content for the EcoAgriculture Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin pages
- Contribute to the writing and preparation of the newsletter
- Support writing and preparation of flyers, fact sheets, articles, and brochures
- Various outreach and administrative tasks as assigned
- College junior/senior, grad student, or recent graduate studying communications, journalism, international affairs, environmental studies, economics, political science or a related subject
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, the Google apps ecosystem, and Wordpress
- Strong multi-tasker able to work independently and as part of a team
- Flexible and willing to learn
The communications intern will gain an understanding of international development and integrated landscape management by synthesizing and supporting the work we do in research, finance, policy, markets, and leader development. They are also invited to develop and pursue a mutually agreed upon communications project of their own design.
How To Apply
Please email a resume, cover letter (with available dates for the internship), and short writing sample to Louis Wertz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Summer 2018 Communications Internship in the subject line.