Communications & Development Intern (PAID)
Reports to: Director of Communications and Operations, Director of Finance & Operations
Semester: Summer 2019 (June-August, depending on intern’s availability)
Hours: 30-40 hrs/week (full-time)
Location: USCPR office in Washington, DC area
Compensation: $3,000 for 8-10 weeks
Application deadline: Tuesday, April 30
The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is seeking a full-time Communications and Development Intern for the summer of 2019, beginning in late May/early June. This internship is ideal for a student or recent graduate interested in building experience in social media, media relations, online communications, and development/fundraising in the nonprofit world. The internship will also provide a window into policy and grassroots organizing.
The Communications and Development Intern will gain firsthand insight into nonprofit and advocacy-based communications and development. Interns will walk away with an expanded graphic design portfolio, a basic understanding of nonprofit media relations, and experience with donor databases—prerequisites for any entry-level communications or development positions.
USCPR is a national coalition of hundreds of groups working to advocate for Palestinian rights and a shift in US policy. Founded in 2001 as the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, USCPR has been a leading player in the movement for Palestinian rights in the United States. The coalition is bound by commonly shared principles on Palestine solidarity as well as our anti-racism principles. As part of a global movement in solidarity with the Palestinian people, we work to stop US support for Israel until it ends its denial of Palestinian rights. Our vision is freedom, justice, and equality for the Palestinian people in a world without racism and oppression.
- Assisting with content creation for public advocacy campaigns
- Researching and building press lists
- Media monitoring and daily news roundups
- Assisting with content creation for social media
- Assisting with social media monitoring and analytics
- Special projects related to graphic design and social media
- Occasional data entry
- Assisting with donor correspondence and stewardship
- Experience with and/or interest in progressive foreign policy or racial justice activism in general and Palestine solidarity in particular
- Solid grasp of basic graphic design and/or video editing in Adobe Creative Suite or Canva
- Demonstrated understanding of Palestine and a strong desire to learn
- Strong attention to detail, nuance, and accuracy
- Strong writing and editing skills
- Strong critical thinking skills
Interns are considered an integral part of USCPR. This internship will offer substantive work experience and hands-on opportunities for professional and personal development. Please note that USCPR can work with colleges and universities to coordinate class credit for the internship.
To apply, submit the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: “Communications and Development Intern: Your Name.” Applications are due on April 30.
- Cover letter outlining (1) your goals and motivations for working with USCPR and (2) why you are an ideal candidate for the intern position
- Two references
- 1-2 page writing sample
- Graphic design and video samples
USCPR is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diversified workplace. People of color, women, gender non-conforming people, LGBTQIA folks, and people of diverse religious backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.