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Internship - Communications

Internship atInternational IDEAStockholm,Sweden

Job Description

The International IDEA Communications team works to increase the visibility of the Institute’s knowledge products and technical assistance activities in international and national media, social media and online.

Internship Activities
The intern, under the guidance of Communications Manager, Lynn Simmonds, shall perform the following activites:

Stay abreast of International IDEA’s global presence in the news to curate and disseminate a daily news briefing email based on media monitoring results;
Provide assistance in the reporting and writing of articles related to the organization’s events and impact;
Participate in the online publishing process, as necessary, by generating ideas for content type and editing (proofreading) news and feature articles;
Contribute to the organization of the team’s photo library (Photos and graphics inventory);
Assist in drafting and/or reviewing leaflets, invitations, infographics and GIFs for use on social media and the organization website, as needed;
Perform any other duties as requested by the mentor and/or any other person designated by her;
Actively integrate a gender and diversity perspective in all activities.

Expected outcome/learning opportunities
The intern is expected to benefit from the position by gaining insights, experience and knowledge on:

Writing and editing for the web;
Content and online publishing, mass email marketing;
Analytics monitoring and news scanning;
Participation in International IDEA workshops and brown-bag discussion on the work of the institute.

The objective of the internship is to provide a learning opportunity for an interested and talented student within a relevant study area. The intern is expected to act as part of the team, learning from all team members in their different capacities.

Management and Organization
The intern will be mentored by the Communications Manager. The intern will be provided with a work station at International IDEA.

Timing and Work plan
The internship position will be full time with an ideal start date at the begning of March to 18 May 2018.

Qualifications and required skills
Good interpersonal skills;
Analytical, drafting and problem-solving skills;
Ability to appreciate diversity and work as part of a team in such an environment;
Ability to assess, manage and structure information;
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel) and content management systems (Drupal and WordPress);
Knowledge of Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop).

Language skills
Fluent written and oral English required;
Swedish, Spanish, Russian or French language skills is desirable.

Terms of internship
All internships at International IDEA are unpaid, and Insurance cover in respect of travel, health, medical costs, disability, accident and death is not provided by International IDEA. It would be your responsibility to make your own insurance arrangements to ensure such cover.

Applying for this internship
Please send your application in English through our webiste by 11 March 2018.
Please indicate in your cover letter what months you would be available.

About International IDEA

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance — International IDEA is an intergovernmental organization that supports sustainable democracy worldwide. International IDEA’s mission is to support sustainable democratic change by providing comparative knowledge, and assisting in democratic reform, and influencing policies and politics.

International IDEA acts as a catalyst for democracy building; by providing knowledge resources, policy proposals and supporting democratic reforms in response to specific national requests. It works together with policy makers, governments, UN organizations and agencies and regional organizations engaged in the field of democracy building.

International IDEA develops, shares and enables the use of comparative knowledge in its key areas of expertise: electoral processes,constitution building,political participation and representation, democracy and development and democracy assessments. It also addresses the important issues of gender, diversity, and conflict and security as they relate to democracy.

International IDEA is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and works worldwide through offices in New York, Brussels, The Hague, Latin America, Africa and Asia.