Reports To: Director for External Relations
Team: Immigration and Refugee Program (IRP)
Location: New York, New York
Global humanitarian organization Church World Service (CWS) is seeking a savvy digital media intern to support our communications work.
This internship offers valuable real-world experience in digital media outreach, online organizing, and graphic design.
The ideal candidate will possess—and have the opportunity to further develop—strong graphic design, video editing, and social media skills.
This intern will work with the Director for External Relations to create and distribute content to help publicize CWS IRP’s programs and initiatives across various digital platforms.
- Interns must be officially connected with an education institution in the United States with receipt of course credit or supervision by a professor, and a formal agreement outlining the terms of internship. Students obtaining a masters degree in journalism, international affairs, or other related fields are preferred.
- Proficiency with online communications and design tools—including the Adobe Creative Suite or other comparable software—is a must.
- Familiarity with all leading social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube is a must.
- Strong communications skills, including writing and grammar, are a must.
- Knowledge of Associated Press style
- Experience in web design and content management
- Interest in refugee assistance, resettlement, or other social justice issues
About Church World Service
CWS—a global humanitarian organization and one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the U.S.—is nonprofit that works to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.
CWS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in the provision of services.
Preference will be given to qualified students who can commit to intern for more than one semester (or summer period), but not more than two. Interns must work a minimum of 28 hours per week (35 in the summer). The internship dates are flexible according to academic calendars, and preference is given to graduate students and those who can work more than the required hours (never more than 40). Expenses related to the daily commute to and from the office will be reimbursed up to $300 per month.
The application and interview process is conducted by the Director for External Relations, in coordination with the CWS Human Resources Department. To apply, email your resume and a sample graphic, event flier, or promotional poster that publicizes one of our programs or initiatives to firstname.lastname@example.org.