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Communications Manager Intern

Young Peacebuilders
Employment Type
Part time

Young Peacebuilders Communications Manager Internship


Job Title:  Communications Manager

Start Date:  As soon as possible

Hours:  8-12 hours weekly to be agreed

Commitment:  9 months minimum

Pay:  Unpaid Internship. Agreed expenses paid.

Reporting To:  YP Director, Dr. Michael McGill

Language:  Spoken and written fluency in English

To Apply:  Complete form  

Location:  Anywhere with good communications & Internet


Benefits:  Fantastic experience and responsibilities to strengthen your communications resume. Coaching from Dr. McGill with ample opportunity to practice and develop your communications skills while supporting war-affected children and youth. Learning about child/youth peacebuilding. Potential letter of recommendation. Willing to consider work for academic credit.

What Young Peacebuilders (YP) Does

YP develops partnerships, research, projects and tools that nurture peacebuilding passion and skill in children and youth in contexts impacted by armed conflict. In this way YP helps prevent and end cycles of violence. We also help design effective child and youth peacebuilding projects and research for others. We want to see a major shift in the dominant method of addressing contemporary conflicts toward investing in young people as peacebuilders.


  • Develop, manage, and regularly update YP website to create a youth friendly and engaging platform. Connect with YP Advisory Team to gain ongoing feedback.

  • Help implement, and monitor YP communications strategy; manage others supporting strategy

  • Produce Newsletter every 3 months; coordinate content development, edit, and increase list size

  • Expand YP social media reach and influence including: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, website

  • Assist with following up with and thanking donors

  • Help produce and/edit other YP communications tools and proposals

  • Find best child/youth peacebuilding related articles, research, events, example projects to share

  • Assisting with communications; responding to inquiries & prioritizing responses


Minimum Qualifications

  • Extremely Trustworthy

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication

  • Some social media experience

  • Some web development experience

  • Learner with ability to work remotely

  • Attention to detail and Problem solver

  • Disciplined independent worker

  • Technologically savvy with significant computer experience (e.g. word, excel, email programs)

  • Very basic graphic design skills

  • Ability to manage others remotely


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How To Apply

To apply complete the application at the following link. Links to your resume and sample works are required. Application closes April 14, 2015.


Application Deadline