Communications Intern

The Role

5Rights Foundation is seeking to recruit a Communications Intern to help drive awareness, manage debate and deliver on our pioneering and ambitious global advocacy objectives for the implementation of children’s rights in the digital environment. The internship will be for 6 months, renewable, and with the possibility to go to full time employment.

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed, skilled, creative and dynamic individual with knowledge of PR, communications, media or campaigning to play a central role delivering practical change for children, as part of a small organisation that has a strong track record of changing narratives, setting the agenda and bringing together both the expertise and the public support to get policy over the line.

Reporting to the Head of Communications and working closely with the 5Rights Advocacy and Operations teams, the Communications Intern will be responsible for monitoring the tech and tech policy media landscapes, developing outreach materials (such as web, social media and print assets), supporting with outreach to policy-makers and partners, as well as the management of events, online platforms and communications projects. Great organisational and communications skills as well as critical thinking are essential for this role.

We’re looking for someone who is proactive and can work independently, with high attention to detail and a strong drive to deliver concrete results in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor press and social media to identify risks, opportunities, narratives for outreach.
  • Manage website and social media platforms: develop content plan, produce impactful content, manage dissemination and engagement under the supervision of the Head of Communications.
  • Support the conceptualisation and implementation of creative communications campaigns, including with external coalitions.
  • Support the development, production, distribution and promotion of print and audio-visual assets, including videos and reports.
  • Support the planning, promotion, delivery and follow-up of events.
  • Support the project management of all communications work, including by external suppliers.
  • Support strong internal communication and coordination to ensure the communications work effectively responds to and drives our advocacy work.
  • Develop and maintain our database of press contacts, of newsletter contacts, as well as our media coverage repository.
  • Attend and report from communications coordination calls and meetings.

ESSENTIAL skills and attributes

  • Excellent messaging, writing and presentation skills.
  • A strong understanding of the international political advocacy landscape.
  • Excellent analytical, strategic and tactical thinking skills.
  • Experience in managing social media channels and creating effective engagement assets.
  • An eye for detail and ability to deliver quality products to deadline.
  • Comfortable with simple website interfaces, Office and basic graphic design tools, as well as in managing databases effectively.
  • Independent worker with strong organisational and project management skills, and the ability to balance and prioritise competing tasks.
  • A positive, can-do, action and solution-oriented attitude.
  • The reliability, patience and relentless focus required to get complex deliverables over the line, including campaigns, events and publications.
  • Excellent spoken and written English. Other languages are an advantage.
  • Self-motivation and drive to work independently and cohesively within a remote team.
  • A commitment to our values and mission.

DESIRABLE skills and attributes

  • Experience working internationally and in culturally-diverse settings.
  • A strong understanding of the international tech policy landscape and policy making processes.
  • A strong understanding of the issues children face in the digital environment.
  • Experience working with the press and/or on communications campaigns.
  • Creative skills, e.g. graphic design, video production...
  • Website design and management skills.
  • Knowledge of other languages, notably French or Spanish.

Practical Details

  • Reporting line: Head of Communications
  • Location: Brussels or London - remote
  • Duration: 6 months – September 2023 – February 2024
  • Full time, with flexibility in working hours
  • Remuneration: EUR 1300/month or £18,000 per annum

How to Apply

We are a small but ambitious organisation with a team of hard-working and committed people. If you believe you can contribute positively to our work and to growing our influence and reputation, please submit a CV and brief covering letter explaining what you would bring to 5Rights before 15 July.

5Rights Foundation is committed to building a diverse team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration irrespective of age, racial or ethnic background, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.​