Hours per week
PO Box 88
About the Position:
The majority of people in Western Tanzania make their livelihoods through subsistence farming, earning just a few dollars a day. You will come to Tanzania to use your skills in storytelling, media, and communications to help support two agricultural social enterprises working to lift farmers out of poverty, Seed Change and Upendo Honey. By telling their story and effectively communicating their work, image, and goals to current and perspective donors and other stakeholders you will make a visible difference. As an intern, you will do more than getting the morning coffee. Instead you will operate as a full member of our team with real responsibilities. We will work with you to accomplish your goals for your internship.
About the Organisations:
This position will work with two agricultural social enterprises in Kigoma.
Seed Change is committed to lifting smallholder Tanzanian farming families out of poverty through a sustainable oil palm industry in Kigoma. More information about the organisation can be found at seedchangetazania.org
Upendo Honey is a social enterprise that produces organic honey from the forests around Kigoma. Currently working with over 400 beekeepers, Upendo Honey helps beekeepers lift their incomes by selling their honey all over the world. More information can be found at upendoagri.com
About living in Kigoma, Tanzania:
Seed Change and Upendo Honey are located in Kigoma, a safe, lakefront town in Western Tanzania. It is a day’s ride away from the nearest large city but a few minutes ride from beautiful beaches. You will share a comfortable, western style house with other expatriates. The house has a private bedroom for you and a shared bathroom with one other person. It has consistent 24/7 security, hot water, electricity, a gas stove and a lake front view.
Sample of Responsibilities:
- Assist Seed Change staff in writing and designing the organization’s annual report (see previous reports here: https://www.seedchangetanzania.org/publications/)
- Create marketing materials to distribute our messages to our donors; farmer/beekeeper profiles, videos, photos, data visualization, and short articles for the monthly newsletter.
- Write 1-2 blog post each month sharing stories of Seed Change and our farmers.
- Post regularly on social media (Facebook and Instagram).
- Complete farmer and beekeeper profiles to help our international stakeholders better understand the people we are serving and the impact of the work we do.
Who we are looking for:
- Willingness to live in Tanzania for a minimum of six weeks.
- Able to work independently and remain organized with a few projects at the same time and able to take initiative to develop new projects.
- Comfortable working in a cross-cultural setting with people whose first language is not English and who may have never met a foreigner before.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Comfortable with computers, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, basic uses of Excel and basic photo editing.
- A flair for creative storytelling and communications. The organisations have great stories to tell so lots of scope for interesting angles!
- Experience in multimedia production, photography and videography.
- Marketing, communications, and journalism
We want to help you reach your professional goals! This position is flexible and can be tailored around your goals for your internship. We will work with you to fit your strengths with the skills you want to learn to build a relevant experience you can use in your career.
We will provide a stipend of $100/month and a free private room in a modern and comfortable, shared house with hot water, electricity, and full-time security. All work-related transport in the Kigoma region will be covered by the organisation as well as your internet and phone packages.
You must cover expenses for your transportation to Kigoma, visa fees, any immunizations you require, and other day-to-day living expenses not covered by your stipend.
How To Apply
If you love the idea of coming to Tanzania and using your skills to help farmers out of poverty, we would love to hear from you. Please submit a CV, cover letter providing your dates of availability, and a short writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st. Please use the subject line “(Name of Applicant) – Communications Intern” for example “Penelope Smith – Communications Intern.” Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.