PAID Intern - Content Development, Digital Savings Group
Global Communities

Silver Spring, Maryland


Overview

Global Communities works at the intersection of humanitarian assistance, sustainable development and financial inclusion to save lives, advance equity and secure strong futures. We support communities at the forefront of their own development in more than 35 countries, partnering with local leaders, governments, civil society and the private sector to achieve a shared vision of a more just, prosperous and equitable global community.

Global Communities is seeking an Intern to join the Technical Excellence, Learning, Innovation and Impact (TELII) team. This internship may be based at our Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, San Diego, California or 100% remote in the United States.

This is a paid Internship working 10-20 hours a week for three months with the potential to extend. Hours can be flexible.

The Intern provides research, writing, editing, and outreach support to the Digital Savings Group (DSG) Hub project funded by FAHU Foundation. The intern will work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor, Gender Integration and the Director, Women Empowered Initiative to develop content for the site and publicize the Hub among the savings group community. The intern will have the opportunity to use their research and writing skills and will gain substantive knowledge on subjects related to gender, financial inclusion, and the use of modern technology to advance economic growth and other sustainable development goals.

Launching in April 2022, the DSG Hub will serve as an online repository for anyone who is planning, implementing, developing technology for, or studying digital savings groups. The overall goal of the project is to help actors across the savings group community make sound decisions about whether and how to digitize savings groups effectively. The Hub will function as a custom-made microsite containing a wide variety of practical, easy-to-find, and easy-to-use resources to support savings group members and practitioners. The Hub will also serve as a tool for ongoing community engagement, allowing diverse actors from across the industry to connect with one another, share insights and experiences, and learn from successes and failures in the sector. The Hub will be an active, regularly updated, and open source for anyone to use free of charge.

NOTE :

As an organization working to advance public health, Global Communities has an obligation to model best practices and to do all we can to protect each other, our partners and the communities where we work. To ensure the continuity and effectiveness of our business operations, Global Communities is adopting a policy to safeguard the health of our visitors, employees, families, and the larger global community from COVID-19. Effective January 3, 2022, all U.S.-based Global Communities employees are required to provide proof of having received full dosage of COVID-19 vaccine that is FDA approved, approved for emergency use authorization, or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with Global Communities, as a condition of employment.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct desk research and identify resources related to digitization of savings groups and more broadly to digital, financial, and economic inclusion.
  • Create summaries of resources and blog posts for inclusion on the hub.
  • Edit resources submitted by Community Contributors.
  • Assist in the development of two "showcase" resources, including the Digital Savings Group Dictionary and the Technology Solutions Overview.
  • Write blog posts and assist in outreach and communication efforts.

POSITION SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Promote a culture of excellence, inclusion, learning, support, diversity and innovation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • General understanding of the international development field, in particular women's economic advancement and financial inclusion.
  • Excellent research, writing, editing, and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated ability to develop blog posts, communication materials, briefs, or other non-academic content (written and/or audiovisual).
  • Fluency in English.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others in a wide range of cultural and institutional contexts.
  • Motivation, strong work ethic, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with limited supervision.


Qualifications
  • Requires basic knowledge of their work discipline. Requires no prior work experience.
  • Active undergraduate student in their third or final academic year of study in International Relations/Affairs, Communications, English, Journalism or related discipline preferred.
  • Graduate student preferred.
  • Experience and/or internship working for a non-profit organization, technology company, or media outlet a plus.
  • Cover Letter, Writing Sample and Resume required with application.
  • Must have U.S. Work Authorization.
  • A passion for the mission and values of Global Communities



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