WEI Social Media & Press Relations Intern, Summer/Fall 2018

updated July 2018

Women Enabled International is expanding its Social Media presence! We are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and innovative individual who can assist the Director of Social Media develop several new social media projects and initiatives. 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 Director of Social Media in development and execution of social media strategy, events, and scheduling.
  • Manage organization's social media channels – including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn– from Hootsuite dashboard as well as Instagram and YouTube
  • Strive to increase organization's Klout score
  • Monitor & reporting online news updates concerning the organization's key interests
  • Manage some administrative tasks as needed (e.g., updating databases, files, etc.)


  • Strong social media skills, and at least one year managing social media channel(s) for a club, organization or business – particularly Twitter and Facebook
  • Familiarity with Hootsuite or Tweetdeck
  • Outstanding oral & written skills
  • Candidate should be great at communication both with team liaison and public relations.
  • Ability to work both independently & as part of a team, managing multiple priorities
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills & flexibility
  • Strong track record of project management / project completion
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic about learning about the rights of women & girls with disabilities worldwide, human rights and the field of development; previous NGO experience preferred
  • Telecommuting/working at home required, and the availability of own computer or laptop & 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 Survey Monkey, Mail Chimp, Wordpress and/or HTML is a plus, but not required

To Apply:

Send a detailed cover letter and your resume to Women Enabled International at Personnel@WomenEnabled.org with "Social Media Internship" in the subject line.

NO phone calls, please. In your cover letter, please tell about your skills as well as your interest in the mission of the organization.

Only finalists will be contacted. This is an unpaid position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


Women Enabled International (WEI) works at the intersection of women's rights and disability rights to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities around the world. Through advocacy and education, WEI increases international attention to—and strengthens international human rights standards on—issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to justice, education, legal capacity, and humanitarian emergencies. Working in collaboration with women with disabilities rights organizations and women's rights organizations worldwide, WEI fosters cooperation across movements to improve understanding and develop cross-cutting advocacy strategies to realize the rights of all women and girls.



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