WEI Social Media and Press Relations Intern, Fall 2019

added August 2019

Women Enabled International (WEI) is expanding its social media presence! We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and innovative individual who can assist the Social Media Coordinator in developing and maintaining a robust social media presence. This individual must be able to commit to working a minimum of 10 – 15 hours per week in an unpaid intern position.

Although Women Enabled International is headquartered in Washington, DC, a mature and committed intern can work remotely and communicate with the organization online via Skype, email and phone.

This is a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, rapidly growing nonprofit organization, gain and improve skills, and gain experience working in collaboration with others.


Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the Social Media Coordinator in development and execution of social media strategy, events, and scheduling.
  • Manage organization's social media channels—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn—as well as keeping WEI’s YouTube channel up to date
  • Strive to increase organization's engagement and reach across all platforms
  • Monitor and reporting online news updates concerning the organization's key interests
  • Engage with followers and/or other orgs and individuals online through Twitter chats, social media storms, and threads on relevant topics
  • Monitor analytics of each channel and adjust social media strategy accordingly



  • Strong social media skills and experience managing social media channel(s) for a club, organization or business—particularly Twitter and Facebook
  • Outstanding oral and written skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, managing multiple priorities
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills and flexibility
  • Strong track record of project management / project completion
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic about learning about the rights of women and girls with disabilities worldwide, human rights and the field of development; previous NGO experience preferred
  • Telecommuting/remote work required, and the availability of own computer or laptop and internet access
  • Major in one of the following preferred: Communications, Women's Rights, Disability Rights, Human Rights, International Relations, Political Science Interdisciplinary Studies, or Social Media/Public Relations
  • Experience with the following platforms is a plus, but not required: Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp, Wordpress, and/or HTML
  • If you speak a language other than English, please indicate in your application (not required, but beneficial)


Compensation: This is an unpaid position.



To Apply:

Application materials should be sent to Personnel@WomenEnabled.org, and must include a detailed cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please tell about your skills as well as your interest in the mission of the organization. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be received by September 15, 2019

Please include ‘Social Media Internship’ in the email subject line.

No telephone inquiries please. Only finalists will be contacted.

This is an unpaid position.


About Women Enabled International:

Our Mission:  Women Enabled International advances human rights at the intersection of gender and disability to: respond to the lived experiences of women and girls with disabilities; promote inclusion and participation; and achieve transformative equality.
Our Vision: Women Enabled International envisions a world where women and girls with disabilities claim human rights, act in solidarity and lead self-determined lives.

WEI is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. WEI encourages candidates of all races, genders and gender identities, ages, abilities, orientations, ethnicities, and national origins to apply. WEI is committed to working with individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of this position due to a disability or medical condition. 



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