Internship

Social Media and Digital Design

Social Media and Digital Design Interns support the execution of communications efforts that promote The Youth Assembly mission and provide a rich platform for youth voices around the world. All interns may share responsibilities as needed, therefore a successful candidate will be a well-rounded communicator with strong aesthetic sense and impeccable social media and marketing skills. The position requires working at least 20 hours per week at our office located in Greenwich, CT.


General Responsibilities

  • Identify avenues for media partnership to increase brand awareness for both the organization and the Youth Assembly
  • Develop press kits, flyers, booklets, and other communication materials
  • Assist the Communications Specialist in handling press inquiries
  • Assist in executing communication activities on site during the Youth Assembly, including interviews, broadcasts, media activations, and documentation
  • Draft or proofread press releases and other communication vehicles as needed
  • Contact members of the press to cover significant events during the Youth Assembly
  • Assist the Youth Assembly team with other miscellaneous tasks as needed

Specific Responsibilities

Digital Design

The Digital Design Intern will play a vital role in the development of communication materials and digital assets and help transform our strategic goals into dynamic and engaging visuals.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Understand and translate strategic organization goals and requirements into visually compelling materials
  • Create graphics for social media, website, newsletters, and email campaigns
  • Design, layout, or edit certificates, banners, flyers, booklet, signages, Powerpoint templates, and other conference materials
  • Maintain brand identities across print and digital platforms
  • Lead video content development and production
  • Organize and maintain photo, video, and media archives
  • Help maintain and update websites using SquareSpace and WordPress
  • Perform general responsibilities as stated above

Social Media

The Social Media Intern will be responsible for maintaining a strong digital presence for the organization and our programs across multiple social media platforms, as well as creating interesting and informative content that excites and resonates with young audiences.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and distribute engaging content via social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Pitch ideas and write articles for The Youth Assembly blog
  • Implement and evaluate effectiveness of social media campaigns
  • Conduct research on social media trends and competitive insights
  • Manage Facebook groups, while engaging and interacting with our social media community
  • Perform general responsibilities as stated above

Qualifications

Requirements

  • At least one (1) year of relevant internship experience is required; work experience preferred
  • Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Film/Photography, or Graphic Design major or graduate; International Relations major with interest in Communications are welcome
  • Must be savvy in various social media platforms
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent phone and email etiquette
  • Graphic design, photography, video editing experience preferred
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, photo and video editing applications
  • Familiarity of content management platforms, web developing tools, HootSuite, HTML, and CSS
  • Must be living in the Greater New York City area

Preferred Attributes

  • Proactive and has a strong follow-through
  • Has consistent work ethics with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Has creative approach to solving problems
  • Must be well organized and detail-oriented
  • Must have the ability to work independently and within a team
  • Committed to maintaining a professional appearance and demeanor at all times
  • Has global perspective and strong cultural awareness
  • Has a good understanding of Friendship Ambassadors Foundation and the Youth Assembly, including knowledge of global current affairs and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Benefits

The successful candidate would be able to enjoy the following internship benefits:

  • Develop a portfolio of written works or graphic design assets
  • Work closely and build connections with people from notable organizations and other entities that are working towards global development
  • Experience the Youth Assembly behind the scenes from planning to execution
  • Engage with inspiring youth leaders from around the world
  • Receive school credit and travel reimbursements if applicable

Application

Please send a cover letter and your resume to joinus@faf.org. A portfolio of relevant work (writing samples, photography, graphic design work, etc.) will be requested from prospective candidates.