Seasonal Project Assistant – Global Technology Policy Programs

Internews
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 09

Position description

The GTP Policy Seasonal Project Assistant will assist with logistical, research, and administrative support for Internews’ GTP Program’s Policy team. She/he will have the opportunity to gain experience in program administration, grant management, and Internews’ work to foster independent media and access to information worldwide. This position will report to the GTP policy team Program Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

Global Digital Download (50%): Internews’ Global Digital Download (GDD) is a weekly publication that highlights trends in digital and social media that intersect with freedom of expression, privacy, policy, and censorship. The Seasonal Project Assistant would be responsible for the following tasks related to the GDD:

  • Monitor and aggregate news, research, events and opportunities related to online freedom of expression, privacy, policy and censorship
  • Compile weekly findings into an email newsletter using online resources
  • Distribute the email newsletter to subscribers using the MailChimp platform
  • Increase GDD subscribership by identifying and contacting relevant audiences
  • Manage the GDD’s Twitter presence and work to increase its reach

Program Administration Support (50%): the Seasonal Project Assistant will assist with the following tasks related to administration and implementation of internet policy programs: 

  • Research and data analysis in support of program activities
  • Assist with program logistics, including travel arrangements, meeting schedules and event preparations
  • Assist with invoicing, expense payments and other basic financial procedures
  • Attend ICT and policy related events and other external meetings as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or current college student
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Background in internet freedom, media development, political science, international relations, or communications is preferred but not required
  • Experience with website editing 
  • Knowledge of HTML and/or CSS highly preferred
  • Editorial and/or copyediting experience
  • Experience using/managing social media management platforms 

HIRING PROCESS

This is a part-time paid position starting in June 2018. The Seasonal Project Assistant would work roughly 20 hours/week to support program staff as needed. Applications are now being accepted for the summer 2018 cycle. Applicants must submit both a cover letter and resume to be considered for the position.

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org

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