Remote Content Writing & Communications Internship

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Bring your writing and communication skills to this internship with a nonprofit organization that uses radio to uplift rural communities in Africa.

It’s an exciting opportunity to practice your penmanship for a good cause, and to gain a wealth of practical work experience in digital marketing and fundraising.

You’ll be part of Developing Radio Partners, a well-established charity that spreads information on important and relevant issues to communities in Malawi, Zambia, and Burkina Faso. Their overall goal is to offer practical solutions to prevalent problems in communities that are economically, and sometimes politically, fragile. They do this by forming partnerships with local broadcasters, and empowering them to reach as many people as possible with effective messages.

As a communications and content writing intern, you’ll help tell stories from the field; of people whose lives are positively affected by these programs. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with website management, reporting, and fundraising.

Learning outcomes:

  • A chance to greatly develop your writing skills
  • Experience in communications strategies
  • A comprehensive understanding of the nonprofit sector
  • Practical experience in fundraising, website management, and social media management

ORGANIZATION

Developing Radio Partners believes radio can change minds and lives. Driven by this premis, this nonprofit organisation uses the medium of radio to bring reliable and important information to rural communities in Africa. In partnership with local broadcasters in Zambia, Malawi, and Burkina Faso, Developing Radio Partners help disseminate information on issues such as environment, agriculture, health, and governance. The broadcasts offer ideas and facts that can bring easy-to-implement solutions to everyday challenges, and improve people’s lives in significant ways.

Working in a solution-focused way, the DRP team thoroughly researches the need of communities and its local radio stations, before developing skill-development programs in partnership with local journalists. Through weekly bulletins on relevant and practical topics, and by encouraging engagement through radio listening clubs, the right information reaches people who most need it.

Started in 2004 by one of the founders of National Public Radio in the United States, Developing Radio Partners is a well-established organization that has created tangible impact in many African communities.

TASKS & REQUIreMENTS

Responsibilities

Your tasks during this internship will be somewhat tailored to your skills and experience, but they are likely to include the following;

  • Helping develop and manage social media channels
  • Writing online content, blogs, and newsletters
  • Helping define an overall communications strategy
  • Writing funding proposals and impact reports
  • Assisting with web development and management
  • Possibly helping run digital fundraising campaigns
  • Assisting with organizing and attending virtual meetings and fundraising events

Requirements

  • Strong and persuasive writing skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Some experience in digital marketing and communications would be ideal
  • An ability to work quite independently
  • A passion for DRP’s mission
  • A self-starter attitude

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

This is a remote internship, so you can work from the comfort of your home.

DATES & RATES

Fee Breakdown

Start and end dates of the internship are flexible and will be discussed during the application process.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates)

Placement fee USD 525

Inclusions

  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously.
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes.
  • An academic internship eligible for university credit. Check with your university to confirm if this internship qualifies for credit or alternatively we can assist you with purchasing transfer credits.
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your internship
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
SCHOLARSHIP & FUNDING

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION: Remote
PROGRAM FOCUS: Radio Nonprofit
TASK FOCUS: Digital Marketing, Writing, Communications, Fundraising
LENGTH: Min. 8 weeks
COST: USD 525

REVIEWS

“I’ve been in charge of social media, Google Ads, data, graphics, and creating a Wikipedia page. The experience has been very enjoyable and I’ve gotten to do a lot of work. Probably the biggest project I’ve gotten to work on is their national television campaign in Malawi, which used graphics I created as part of the programs.”

Noah, United States, remote content writing and communications internship
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sharpen your writing skills through a great variety of writing tasks
  • Gain practical work experience in report writing, social media management, and web management
  • Get a thorough understanding of digital marketing in a nonprofit context
  • Contribute to the development of inspiring nonprofit work in developing countries
  • Have the flexibility of working remotely
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HOW TO APPLY

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

APPLY

Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.

GET STARTED

SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR

We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.

INTERNSHIP MATCHING

If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.

PAYMENT

If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.

CONFIRMATION

Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

NEED TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY FIRST?

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!

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