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Media and Communication Intern

This is an excellent opportunity for a new or recent graduate to gain a rounded experience of how an international NGO operates. The role is varied and there is scope for adapting any interests to ensuring that this is a two-way learning experience. Initially an internship for the first three months, progressing to an officer role upon passing probation, this exciting post would suit someone with some experience and a passion to learn. It will also provide essential in-country experience for anyone wishing to begin a career in international development.

Title: Media and Communications Intern

 Location: Abeokuta, Nigeria

 Time frame: 12 months extendable

 Reporting to: Communication Officer

 Contract: Paid Internship

 Duties and responsibilities:

The Media and Communications Intern/Officer will work across all departments on the following areas:

  • Coordinating social media, website updates and newsletter material with staff across all departments
  • Working with Project Development Officers to storyboard and develop content for projects as well as engaging and creative social media and awareness-raising campaigns
  • Photographing/ filming and editing visual content that documents project activities at a national and international level
  • Writing minutes for internal NGO meetings
  • Establishing long-term communications and marketing strategies
  • Monitoring growth across social media platforms against marketing KPIs and promotion of social media platforms, in particular, using Facebook Advertising
  • Occasional travel to field sites to generate content to be used on social media and other outlets
  • Building the capacity of the wider team, improving communication with teams internally and with external partners
  • Developing, editing and proofreading website and blog content
  • Promoting and publicising the organisation via blogs and articles on external platforms
  • Creating partnerships and maintaining good public relations across out projects
  • Working with the IT department to maintain and advance the organisation’s website
  • Ensuring distinctive and consistent brand identity across all external outputs

Required Qualification

The successful applicant will:

  • Demonstrate working knowledge of high-quality photo and video production
  • Willingness to develop visual content editing skills with software including photoshop
  • Be able to communicate the organisation’s ethos and mission to national and international audiences through photography, videography and writing
  • Have the ability and desire to build capacity and share skills across cultures, and work with teams from different backgrounds and across multiple language barriers
  • Have passion, curiosity and motivation for the job and the ability to enthuse others
  • Be punctual and be able to work to tight deadlines in an organised manner and to a high standard
  • Have previous experience working to deadlines and project requirements
  • Previous experience in marketing or promotion is desirable, either in an educational, social, or professional setting
  • Demonstrate an interest in conservation and community development
  • Always demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to EERC ethos and approach and be a good ambassador for the organisation
  • Demonstrate proven ability to recognise and appropriately deal with challenging situations
  • Be capable and comfortable adapting to life in a less developed country with sometimes basic living conditions
  • Demonstrate an awareness of, and comfort with, increased social and professional responsibility, working always with cultural sensitivity and respect.
  • Ideally have previous experience living, working or travelling in a developing country, though this is not essential
  • Be fluent in English to a high standard. Basic working knowledge of French is desirable though not essential
  • Be able to financially support themselves throughout this post


The successful candidate will need to have their own laptop computer (non-tablet).

More Info.

Opening date: 2020-11-08
Closing date: 2020-11-30
Location: Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria