Priority deadline is February 20

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Women’s Action for New Directions (WAND) seeks an intern to work in our Washington, DC office. Start and end dates are flexible, prefer candidates that can work through the summer. If you or someone you know is interested in the position, please submit applications by February 20. 

 

About the Organization:

Women’s Action for New Directions is a national nonprofit organization that seeks to empower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism and to redirect excessive Pentagon resources toward unmet human and environmental needs.

 

WAND operates two nonprofit organizations with one united vision. WAND Education Fund is a 501c3 organization that educates Congress, state legislators, and the public on progressive national security issues. WAND Inc. is a 501c4 organization that engages the grassroots in the political process to advocate for national security policy change. The Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL), a program of WAND, is a national nonpartisan network of women state legislators who work together to influence federal policy and budget priorities

 

Overview: 

The intern will be supporting Women Legislators' Lobby (WiLL) and Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) communications work on military spending, nuclear weapons policy, defense legislation, as well as other administrative tasks. WAND internship experiences are designed to meet the organization's needs at the time while lifting up the strengths of each individual. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Crafting daily social media content for @womensaction and @womenlegislobby on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram that increases engagement with WAND activists and potential supporters

  • Scheduling social media using Tweetdeck

  • Creating original content for social media, using Canva and Adobe suite

  • Assist drafting a weekly newsletter highlighting the work of women in the nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation community

  • Assist drafting action alerts, emails, op-eds and blogs

  • Other projects as assigned 

 

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Interest and knowledge of women’s political leadership, security and defense issues, peace advocacy, politics, and the legislative process

  • Strong familiarity and interest in social media— principally Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — and an ability to quickly learn new platforms as needed

  • Strong writing skills 

  • Experience with video editing and graphic design

  • Prior experience or aptitude with EveryAction, Blue State Digital, Act Blue, and/or other advocacy platforms

  • A collaborative attitude and be team player eager to work with others but able to function productively and effectively to carry out their own project responsibilities

  • Commitment to understand race, class, gender, and other equity issues as part of your work as well as the impact these structural issues have on our collective work environment

 

WAND is committed to a sustainable, inclusive, and diverse environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or any other legally protected class.

 

This internship is paid $15 an hour and is expected to work approximately 15-20 hours/week. Start and end dates are flexible. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Corey Greer at cgreer@wand.org by February 20, 2021.

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