Call for GCC Communications Intern


The GCC 2017 is rolling on and you can be part of the journey already!

We are offereing a six-month internship with the GCC communications team! Do you have (some) experience and/or training in the field of communications & marketing and want to test it in the field?

Apply by 5 April 2017 to join the team!

  • What does the internship entail?   (click for more)

    • Support the MF communications team in
      • Writing & copy-editing GCC related contents for the MF website, including GCC2017 event page, blog-posts of stories
      • Preparing GCC Promo Kit to announce and promote the GCC
      • Preparing and copy-editing GCC related documents, guides, reports, etc.
      • Identifying visuals/photos to be used for the promotion of the GCC2017
    • Close collaboration with the communications teams in the MF’s XO and MF Ashesi
    • Support the Campus Outreach Team in promoting, documenting, and reporting about the GCC at the respective campuses
    • Help with preparations for Springboard Sessions (this may include the collaboration with Springboard Speakers as they develop their presentations)
    • Production of daily GCC updates with highlights, quotes/interviews, and photographs, as well as other relevant materials for the GCC Blog
    • Support adequate social media coverage of all activities at the GCC
  • What's the time frame for the internship?   (click for more)

    • Duration: 6 months starting in April until October 2017
    • Hours: approx. 5 hours / week per prior and following the GCC, continued support during the GCC
  • What do we expect from the intern?   (click for more)

    • Availability to travel to Ghana in order to participate in the entire GCC
    • Proficient knowledge of the English language
    • Proven writing skills (in English)
    • (At least) intermediate social media competency (esp. Facebook & Twitter)
    • Knowledge of photo editing & development of promotional visuals (e.g. on Canva); ideally some experience with video editing
    • (Some) working experience with web-copy editing on WordPress, Atavist or other CMS
    • (Some) experience with institutional marketing & communications (esp. the MF Brand)
    • Effective use of presentation software (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc.)
  • What are the benefits of this internship?   (click for more)

    • Full scholarship to participate in the GCC 2017
    • A stipend (details will be confirmed during a Skype interview)
    • Official recognition of the internship (certificate)
    • First-hand learning about events marketing and promotion
    • Learning the effective use of numerous communications tools
    • Gain professional social media practice

How to Apply

All interested and qualified Fellows - Junior and Senior - can apply. The Melton Foundation will provide a grant in support of travel expenses to as well as lodging and meals for trainers during the GCC.

Here’s how to apply:

  • Make sure your Fellows Profile is complete and up-to-date.
  • Send a letter of motivation together with
    • your CV
    • a summary of your expertise in the field of communications & marketing

Please send your applications to Patricia Ortiz and Lars Dietzel by 5 April 2017.

We look forward to having you on board!

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