Think about the first time someone recognized in you a spark, a talent you hadn’t yet seen in yourself. Remember the way
your heart soared when you felt the power of what you could do and be. At BeadforLife and Street Business School, we
help women living in poverty experience that feeling by turning their spark into a fire of purpose. We provide
entrepreneurial training programs for women living in deep poverty through our Street Business School, with a goal of
reaching 1 million women by 2027.
BeadforLife/Street Business School is looking for a creative and organized Communications Intern to join our team.
This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience storytelling via multimedia channels in its most raw form, while
working for an organization that is expanding globally. What better job than to share inspiring stories of women who are
changing their lives? In this role, you will become our “on the ground” communications support, providing story and
projects deliverables as defined by the Uganda Communications Team. Your work will be in the following areas: story
identification/research, business visits, interviews, story writing and development, photography, videography, editing and
more. You will work in tandem with the US Communications team to ensure goals are being met.
What we’ll do for you:
You’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you’ll be proud to see your spark igniting the world
You’ll work directly with the Communications team and gain an understanding for the operations of the organization
You’ll work in the Uganda office and at the heart of our work, in the field
You’ll have growth opportunities within the team
Flexible working hours
Identify stories of members that will resonate with our key audiences and supporters
Interview individuals to uncover their stories and successes with our programs, uncovering those “sweet spots” that may
appeal to the reader
Write and edit stories that uphold the voice of the organization and have a natural story arch
Capture compelling communications visuals, including photos and videography
Upload creative assets to organized department folders in ASANA or DropBox
Work within ASANA (our project management system) to meet communications calendar deadlines
Participate in meetings with Uganda and US Communications teams
Coordinate and work with other professional talents who are documenting BeadforLife/Street Business School’s work
i.e.: photographers or videographers
Provide wide array of general communications support, based on organizational
Assist with business coaching of organization’s members.
Qualities we are seeking:
Degree in relevant field
Excellent written communication skills.
Proven fluency in English and Ugandan languages and a good understanding of the the local culture.
Ability to manage a variety of creative tasks through excellent organizational skills
Keen visual eye to capture inspiring moments
Ability to write to various audiences and flexibility based on feedback and guidance from the team
Prior knowledge of working with technology and tools- smartphones, video cameras, regular cameras
Knowledge of digital and social media marketing and trends
Desire to make a difference in the world
Candidates who meet the above requirements can submit a cover letter and detailed CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
(ONLY), clearly indicated in the subject line. The CV should include a daytime telephone contact and two professional referees (of the current and/or most recent employer with telephone and email contacts). Please apply before April 27 2018