Location: Washington, D.C.
The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social justice and ecological sustainability.
BIC is currently working to strengthen key international environmental and social policy requirements of the World Bank, with the aim of preventing harm to communities and the environment. BIC works closely with civil society/indigenous groups and communities in Burma, Bolivia, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Peru, Tunisia, Vietnam, and Yemen, to enhance their capacity and political space to participate in the design and implementation of development projects in their countries.
We are looking for a smart, proactive individual who has excellent writing and messaging skills, and a good grasp of international development issues. S/he will be primarily responsible for writing and posting articles in various media outlets. S/he will be based in our headquarters in Washington, DC.
The internship is ideal for individuals seeking knowledge and experience in the areas of international affairs, especially on issues relating to multilateral institutions, development, international human rights, and the environment. The intern will have a chance to interact with environment and social justice activists throughout the world. Our informal, dynamic structure enables interns to become immersed in BIC’s day-to-day operations and gain extensive practical experience and knowledge of the IFIs.
- Write articles relevant to BIC’s policy advocacy and capacity building work, and place them in key media outlets, including via letters to the editors, blog postings, and relevant journals and newspapers.
- Assist in writing regular updates in BIC’s website on BIC’s work and new information on select World Bank policies and projects;
- Participate in fortnightly meetings with each regional/policy program, to develop media stories.
- Bachelors degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or a related field;
- Experience in communications, journalism, or press relations;
- Strong interest and ability to write sharp, succinct articles;
- Good grasp of international development issues;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Demonstrated commitment to social change.
This is an unpaid internship for three months.
Send a cover letter explaining your interest in this position and resume/CV firstname.lastname@example.org, by March 17, 2014. Write “Media Intern” on the subject heading. Anticipated start date is April 1, 2014. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.