Communication and Social Media Intern, WRI Europe

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World Resources Institute

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The Hague, Netherlands

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Communication and Social Media Intern, WRI Europe

About the program:

Europe is an indispensable part of the global efforts to combat climate change and achieve sustainable development. The European Union itself represents one of the largest economies in the world and has an influential voice in international affairs that can shape multilateral agreements, push for non-incremental shifts in policy and behavior, and create ‘movements’ for change. It delivers innovative ideas, joined-up policy initiatives and effective platforms for delivery, and supplies generous financial support. Europe and the United Kingdom are also leaders on many of the sustainability issues where we urgently need to accelerate progress, and as such are crucial partners to deliver WRI’s global five-year strategy. To that end, WRI works with European governments, the private sector, academia, non-governmental actors, the media to leverage their collective weight and deep partnerships, their innovation and expertise, and financial support in order to achieve global transformational change.

What you can expect to gain from the internship:

The intern will be part of the WRI Europe team, actively supporting communications and social media activities. The tasks will include creating content and managing WRI Europe social media channels to increase our visibility both in Europe and globally. This will significantly impact and contribute to the accelerated growth of WRI Europe. During the internship period, there will be opportunities to learn from the WRI Europe communication working group across different programs.

What you will do:

Your internship supervisor will be the Head of Communications for WRI Europe.

Provide social media support 70%

  • Create appealing digital content for WRI Europe various social media platforms
  • Raise visibility of WRI Europe events, programs, and activities via the organization communication pages
  • Manage WRI Europe SharePoint page
  • Create a social media strategy plan to increase followers on popular social media websites such as Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn
  • Support other internal communication tasks as needed.

Provide outreach and operational support (30%)

  • Assist the WRI Europe executive office in drafting speeches / PowerPoint presentations for WRI Europe internal and external engagements
  • Support logistical preparations for events, conferences and workshops, including meeting management.

What you will need:

  • Interns at WRI Europe must be registered in a study program with a Dutch college or university for the full duration of the internship.
  • Currently pursuing a degree in Communications, Sustainability or related field (graduate program preferred).

Conditions of the internship:

  • This is a 4 to 6-month internship with a start date of September 5th, 2022.
  • This internship will be based at the WRI Europe office in the Hague with some flexibility to work from home.
  • This internship offers a reimbursement of 350 euros per month based on full-time working hours.
  • Interns will be provided with a laptop.
  • Interns are expected to work 30 to 40 hours a week with flexibility around study requirements.

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter by 19 July 2022.

Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. You are encouraged to link to any relevant blogs, projects or other pieces of work that demonstrate your suitability for the internship.

About WRI:

Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.