Women's Earth & Climate Action Network, International
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JOIN OUR TEAM: WECAN Social Media Internship

December 06, 2017

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 contribute to storytelling and advocacy, primarily through weekly social media research, planning and scheduling. Secondary tasks may include creating memes, flyers and visual content, and contributing to the WECAN blog. The ideal candidate will also be interested and equipped with the skills to support WECAN through basic video editing and production.

Objectives

  • Keep a regular drumbeat of social media communications (Twitter and Facebook) through weekly social media new-sourcing, 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 followers and drive traffic to our website and social media pages
  • Develop and identify innovative messaging ideas
  • Create memes, flyers and visual content
  • Contribute to WECAN blogs (as needed)
  • Launch the WECAN Instagram (as possible)
  • Work on video editing & production (prefered but not required)

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills and an enjoyment of writing
  • Highly self-motivated and passionate about climate change
  • Previous experience managing social media platforms for a professional or community organization
  • Creative eye for design and messaging
  • Background and active interest in issues of climate change, climate justice, women's rights, Indigenous rights and sovereignty, global activism, international climate policy and community organizing
  • Willingness to dedicate personal time to expanding understanding of critical climate justice themes and messaging
  • Bachelors degree, current enrollment in college or university OR equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to make 'meme' images, flyers and other dynamic visual content
  • Basic knowledge of video editing and ability to create short videos
  • Previous experience working for an environmentally focused/climate justice non-profit
  • Diverse life experiences and backgrounds

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, scheduled flexibly and to meet your needs
  • 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 Time - preference will thus 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 and internet access
  • Minimum commitment is 4 months, though the ideal candidate will be available for 6 months
  • Application DEADLINE: December 27 - start date is flexible but ASAP

All applications are due by December 27, 2017 - please send a cover letter and resume to: emily@wecaninternational.org for consideration.