Content Development Internship

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Pilgrim Africa is looking for a Content Development Intern who is excited to gain content creation experience in a startup-like environment for an international nonprofit involved in public health and education in Uganda. In general, interns will be given substantive, valuable projects that will have direct impact on Pilgrim Africa’s programs and operations. With access to one-onone mentorship and a host of networking opportunities, this is an excellent opportunity for interns to develop hands-on, real-world management skills and experience, particularly in an environment that encourages innovative thinking, action, and risk-taking. To learn more about our work, please watch this video.


● Assist in writing monthly newsletters and sharing stories gathered from the field, using accurate and respectful development-oriented language ● Write press releases about Pilgrim Africa’s work and publish content to website via WordPress ● Regularly update social media accounts ● Proofread reports, marketing collateral, and curate email appeals to supporters ● Assist with any events and team needs as they arise

General Benefits 

In-depth involvement in high-priority, fast-moving project teams and/or initiatives  One-on-one mentorship with members of Pilgrim’s senior leadership team  Exposure to a rapidly-growing NGO that is developing innovative STEM education and malaria control programs with a range of high-level partners like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, President’s Malaria Initiative, and Rotary International  International development experience

Qualifications 

Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills  Ability to work well with others, adapt quickly, and dive into new, unfamiliar subject matters with little guidance  Desire to work and learn in a growing, unstructured, startup-like environment and unafraid of taking on leadership roles or ownership of new initiatives  Experience in writing newsletters or other digital content preferred  Interest in public health, education and/or the nonprofit sector  Powerful storytelling ability

Commitment 

Duration: Must be at least 10 weeks, may be longer if desired  Time: Must be able to commit 12-15 hours per week  Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, though we can work with the school to provide credit hours

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