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Communications Writer Summer Intern (May 2015-August 2015)

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Company/Organization: Barakat


Position Description: The Communications Writer assists and showcases Barakat by researching, writing, editing, and distributing communications strategies and materials.

Principal Responsibilities:
+ Research and write relevant content and articles for Barakat website
+ Write and prepare articles and updates for Barakats monthly newsletters
+ Write updates for mass emails sent out via Constant Contact
+ Write weekly blogposts for Barakat in discussion with interns and staff
+ Help write donor communication and solicitations for fundraising purposes
+ Write content for posters, flyers, brochures, pamphlets, informational materials and for materials which will be distributed to the general public
+ Communicate regularly with the Marketing Intern to be aware of current marketing and communications priorities
+ Prepare and send mass emails and mass mailings


Required Skills/Experience/Qualities:
+ Strong research, writing, editing skills
+ Experience writing for publications on variety of topics including human interest stories
+ Deep knowledge of communication theory and principles, either from professional experience or academic coursework
+ Ability to apply communication knowledge/strategies in practice
+ Ability to use written word to spread awareness about organizationís mission, expand the audience and donor base and increase exposure
+ Proficiency with MS Office
+ Professional attitude and ability to represent Barakat through phone and email
+ Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
+ HTML familiarity

Desired Skills/Experience/Qualities:
+ Experience writing about education and human rights issues in developing countries (South and Central Asia preferred but not required)
+ Course work in Journalism/English/Communications
+ Published work
+ Previous work with NGOs

+ Semester long commitment
+ Time commitment of at least 20 hours a week

Paid Internship Info:



20 hrs/wk


May 2015-August 2015

Start Date:

~May 4, 2015 (Flexible)

End Date:

, ~August 28, 2015 (Flexible)

March 9, 2015
Additional Info:
Barakat is a non-profit institution dedicated to providing exemplary basic education in Afghanistan and Pakistan that advances literacy and increases access to secondary education, particularly for girls and women; it is based out of Cambridge Massachusetts.
Communications  Non-Profit 
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