Communications & Media Intern
Position Title: Communications & Media Intern
Reports To: Executive Director
Time commitment: Part-time (approx 20 hours per week)
Compensation: Paid internship.
The Communications Intern will play a critical role in expanding GW’s presence in the community, creating favorable conditions for building and expanding membership base, as well as engaging new audiences for our members’ work. The Communications Intern will implement elements of the organization’s strategic communications plan and will assist in managing media and public relations including development and production of written collateral; website and e-communications; crafting public presentations; and maintaining a professional and consistent look in all of GW’s materials and office environment.
Responsible for working with the Office Manager to produce:
General brochures and fact sheets
Event invitations and related materials
PowerPoint presentations and graphics
Research and assist in evaluation and negotiation of media buys
Respond to media inquiries
Contribute to and distribute news releases as needed
Create and implement media trainings for organization’s leadership/partners
Track media coverage and maintain current source list of media contacts
Web Maintenance and Development:
Assist with maintaining and updating website content, including job postings and speakers’ forum database; track web analytics
Craft and distribute e-communications
Collaborate with Social Media Intern to implement synergistic cross-channel web and social media presence
Skills and Qualities
Current student in at least 3rd year of undergraduate studies, or recent graduate of public relations, media relations and/or communications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience successfully implementing graphic and web design projects
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products. WordPress Experience a plus.
Positive attitude and ability to work flexibly with team members
Passion for GW’s mission
is a broad-based membership association that promotes and supports the global development sector in the state of Washington. Composed of non-profit organizations, foundations, businesses, government and academic institutions, our members work collectively to build a more equitable and prosperous world. Global Washington convenes members to generate new opportunities for growth, strengthens member organizations to increase their impact, and advocates across key global development issues at the local, national, and global level.