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Offer: Search for Common Ground Communications Internship opportunity

Communications Internship

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, SFCG’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions. SFCG seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 400 staff worldwide, SFCG implements projects from 47 offices in 28 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who love their work. You will be joining a highly motivated staff with a good team spirit.

Location: Washington, DC

Summary

Search for Common Ground’s Communications Department is seeking an intern for Winter/Spring 2012. The Communications Intern will assist in the design and implementation of many projects, including maintaining Search for Common Ground’s social media presence and website. The Communications Intern will have the opportunity to attend and blog about a wide variety of events in Washington DC, hosted by Search for Common Ground and/or relating to SFCG’s work.

Responsibilities

Social Media

Write and edit contributions to the Common Ground Blog, Twitter and Facebook pages
Follow-up with in-field and DC staff for updates
Take initiative to find new ways of communication conflict transformation to a broad audience

SFCG Website

Participate in web redesign and content analysis

SFCG Outreach Materials

Help to write and design brochures and other outreach materials for country programs. Knowledge of InDesign is helpful.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of and interest in communications
Experience in using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Lunch, StumbleUpon, Digg, YouTube, WordPress, etc). Blogging experience is a plus
Commitment to conflict resolution and or/international relations
Independent worker not needing close supervision
Excellent writing skills
Self-starter; organized; detail-oriented
Good Internet research skills
Solid computer skills including Adobe Creative Suite

Salary

This is an unpaid internship

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Charlotte Freeman, Communications Coordinator - cfreeman(at)sfcg.org

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