Communications Intern (unpaid)

Washington, DC, District of Columbia, United States
Apply by 16 May 2018
Internship , Part-time staff position
Posted on 27 October 2017

Job Description

Communications Intern

Position Title

Intern, Communications


Part-time short term unpaid position with no benefits


Washington, D.C.


Reports to and performance evaluated by the Communications Director.

Education Required

Must have completed at least 85% of coursework towards a college degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Graphic Design, or similar. Knowledge of or interest in International Development is a plus.

Period of Performance

Negotiable but preference will be given to candidates who can intern for over 6 months.


PADF is seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill the Communications Intern position. The intern will work with the PADF communications team to ensure all institutional and project-related materials are created and promoted in a timely manner. Working at PADF will allow you to advance the visibility of an international nonprofit organization, working alongside international development experts. Your work will help serve our hemisphere’s most disadvantaged people.

PADF is seeking candidates that are:

  • highly motivated and eager to put communications/marketing skills to use,
  • keenly interested in international development and the issues facing Latin America and the Caribbean,
  • excellent at multitasking, and
  • able to rephrase technical language to appeal to a wider audience.

Daily work may include:

  • Draft press releases
  • Envision, create, implement, and measure social media campaigns
  • Draft & coordinate PADF print materials
  • Distribute internal media reports
  • Update and restructure PADF website
  • Write and curate a monthly newsletter
  • Organize a database of photos
  • Work with external vendors to produce PADF collateral

The job will require these skills:

  • Fluency in English
  • Competence in another language: Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Concise and well-organized writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

We prefer these skills:

  • Competence in Spanish
  • Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro

Other tasks not specifically listed herein may be required within the context of special needs of PADF. The above listed priorities may shift depending on unforeseen circumstances or external factors impacting PADF’s work plans.

About the Organization

Created in 1962 through a unique agreement between the Organization of American States (OAS) and the private sector, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is an independent, non-profit organization that creates public-private partnerships to assist the least advantaged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. Having worked in every country in the region, PADF engages community-based groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the public and private sector in the process of implementing appropriate solutions for sustainable development. The Pan American Development Foundation empowers disadvantaged people and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve sustainable economic and social progress, strengthen their communities and civil society, and prepare for and respond to natural disasters and other humanitarian crises, thereby advancing the principles of the Organization of American States.

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