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JOIN OUR TEAM: WECAN Seeking Social Media/Web Intern

February 08, 2016

The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) is seeking a Social Media/Web Intern to join a dynamic team of global women working for climate justice, systemic change and women's leadership in climate change solutions. The Social Media/Web Intern will work under the guidance of WECAN's Communications Coordinator to research, plan and manage social media accounts; create memes, flyers and visual content; and contribute to the WECAN blog. The ideal candidate will also support WECAN through basic video editing and production.

Objectives:

  • Keep a regular drumbeat of social media communications (Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, LinkedIn, etc) through weekly social media newsourcing, planning and management
  • Strengthen and build upon WECAN’s social media strategy
  • Support the messaging of our environmental and climate justice allies 

  • Build strategy to increase WECANs fans and followers and drive traffic to our website and social media pages
  • Develop and identify innovative messaging ideas
  • Contribute to WECAN blogs
 
Required Qualifications:
  • Previous experience managing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ect.) for a professional, not personal, cause
  • Creative eye for design and messaging
  • Background and active interest in issues of climate change, climate justice, women's rights, Indigenous peoples, activism, international policy and community organizing
  • Willingness to dedicate personal time to expand understanding of critical climate justice themes, UN climate negotiations and messaging
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or other comparable programs - ability to make 'meme' images, flyers and other dynamic visual content
  • Bachelors degree, current enrollment in college or university OR equivalent experience
  • Excellent writing skills and an enjoyment of writing 
  • Knowledge of intersectionality of issues such as climate justice, environmental racism, women’s rights, Indigenous rights 
  • Highly self-motivated and passionate about climate change
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Basic knowledge of video editing and ability to create short videos
  • Previous experience working for an environmentally focused/ climate justice non-profit

Internship Details:

  • This is an unpaid internship - WECAN is willing to work with your institution to satisfy credit requirements, volunteer hours, etc.
  • 10-12 hours per week
  • This is a remote position which may be carried out independently from any location.WECAN's Executive Director is based in California, USA on Pacific Standard Time - preference will be given to applicants living and working in a time zone that will facilitate easy communication between team members Interns are expected to have their own reliable computer, internet access, etc.
  • Minimum commitment is 4 months, though the ideal candidate will be available for 6 months
  • Application DEADLINE: March 10, 2016 - start date is flexible

All applications are due by March 10, 2016 - please send a cover letter, resume and references to emily@wecaninternational.org for consideration.