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Offer: BeadforLife Communications Intern (Uganda)

BeadforLife is looking for a part-time Communications Intern interested in working in Kampala, Uganda for 3-6 months. We seek a qualified person to gather and write the stories of our members, create social media opportunities as well as document the varied aspects of our programs and work. We’re looking for a creative, energetic, adaptable person who has experience in communications and shooting/editing video and photography. He/she must exhibit strong writing skills, an ability to meet deadlines, to think on his/her feet and be able to problem solve technical/technological difficulties. His/her main role as an intern in Uganda will be to create content for our marketing and communications efforts around the world, including but not limited to: written stories, video, photos and impactful messaging. The position will report directly to the Communications Manager based in Boulder, Colorado, and will require a weekly conference call meeting to collaborate on goals and objectives.

BeadforLife, a Colorado, Kampala and France-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to create sustainable opportunities for women in Uganda to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone. Specifically, we help impoverished women to make money through the creation of hand-made paper beads, or by collecting Shea nuts. Along with this income, BeadforLife provides their members with support and mentoring to start a business that will change their lives. In addition, we invite people in North America and Europe to participate in poverty eradication by hosting BeadParties, buying and giving beads, teaching our curriculum for youth, and telling our story. BeadforLife thrives on friendship, relationship building, learning, and teamwork.

Qualifications and Experience:
• Demonstrated competence in social media including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogging and other cutting edge social media
• Demonstrated competence in videography and photography
• Excellent writing skills, including creative message creation
• Familiarity with United States writing style
• Knowledge and strategic use of video, photography, music, and story creation
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of technology capabilities in Uganda

Compensation:
• Lunch M-F included
• Monthly stipend of $300

Application Requirements:
• Cover letter and BeadforLife intern application
• 2-3 creative writing samples
• 2-3 photo samples
• Social media examples

If you are interested and qualified to apply for this position, please send cover letter, writing samples, video samples and photographs to Amy Yanda-Lee amy@beadforlife.org

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