The International Crisis Group is currently seeking a Communications Volunteer Intern in Nairobi to support the Senior Communications Officer, Africa. The voluntary internship is designed for 6 months, beginning in October 2021. The voluntary internship would suit a candidate with a recent post-graduate degree in journalism, media, communications, international relations, conflict prevention or similar. Knowledge of political science, international relations and African conflict issues is an asset.
Help draft Communications plans for the Africa Program;
Monitor media on topics relevant to Crisis Group’s work;
Draft various types of output, such as op-eds, Twitter threads, media advisories;
Liaise with strategic international and local media; organise interviews;
Maintain the Crisis Group database of media contacts;
Perform other administrative duties as required.
English speaker with a good command of French;
Enrolled in or recently completed a postgraduate degree in journalism, communications, internal relations, conflict prevention or similar, or have relevant experience in communications;
Good, clear writing skills;
Good interpersonal skills;
Detail-oriented, self-starting, resourceful, adaptable and team-oriented;
Proven interest in and knowledge of the political and security situation in Africa;
Experience in a professional office setting is a plus.