Action for Dolphins (afd.org.au) works to protect dolphins and small whales from cruelty. Our campaigns focus on ending commercial dolphin hunts and banning cetacean captivity.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and communications driven individual to gain experience in a not for profit setting. The Media and Communications Intern will nurture AFD’s growing online community and focus their efforts on engaging online supporters.
The role will involve ongoing communication with our audiences on relevant online and social media platforms. In practice, this could mean anything from writing interesting blog articles and compiling social media posts, to responding to comments on Facebook and generating new online content.
For candidates interested in media, there will also be opportunities to pitch and contribute to articles in national and international press. AFD has worked with numerous media platforms including The Australian, The Guardian UK, 60 Minutes, Bloomberg, The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, and Asahi Shimbun in Japan.
Please note that as a small organisation, the role will also involve necessary administrative duties, including helping with mail outs, fundraising, and donor administration.
This is a 4 month, voluntary position. The successful candidate will be offered a £300 stipend to cover travel and incidental costs for the 4 month period. Ideally, we would like the successful candidate to come into the office (we are based in a co-working space in Clerkenwell) 2-3 days per week for at least 6-7 hours per day. However, we are a flexible organisation and some work may be undertaken after hours or from home on occasion.
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with fantastic experience and references, and the knowledge you will be working for an organisation committed to making a difference.
Ideal candidates will have studied or be currently studying digital marketing, creative writing, community engagement, advertising, communications, journalism, media, or another relevant field.
The candidate must engage regularly with social media, either for personal or professional use.
Experience handling communications or social media for another organisation will be looked upon favourably. As will experience in graphic and/or web design (for example creating online and printed materials such as infographics, brochures and videos) is also desirable, but not essential.
The successful candidate must have highly developed oral and written communication skills, including high competence in editing and writing in plain English. They should also possess the ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively, while working independently and within a small team.
A genuine interest in animal welfare and a passion for our mission is a must.
We welcome creative ideas. If you do not meet all of the below criteria, but believe you have the skills and passion to make a difference, we encourage you to provide a brief description detailing how you can make a valuable contribution.
The internship is about you. We not only want to hear about your experience, we also want to hear about why you want to join the team, and what you hope to get from your experience. So please include this information in your application.