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Girl Rising ENGAGE Internship


Girl Rising ENGAGE Internship

Location: NYC Office
Start date: June 1, 2016 (flexible)
Who we are: Girl Rising is a powerful feature film and a global action campaign for girls' education. The film spotlights the true stories of extraordinary girls around the world, striving beyond circumstance and overcoming impossible odds to reach their dreams. Girl Rising promotes a powerful truth: educating girls in the developing world can transform families, communities, and entire countries—and break the cycle of poverty in just one generation.
The Girl Rising ENGAGE Interns will work closely with the Girl Rising ENGAGE Team in the NYC office to provide support to Girl Rising's USAID-funded project in India, Nigeria, and DRC. ENGAGE marries stories with original content and tools that connect individuals, organizations and corporations to each other and enable them to draw attention to their work with girls, use stories to shift perceptions related to girls on a community level and advance advocacy efforts to create lasting change.
Who you are: These positions offer the opportunity to gain great insight into all aspects of Girl Rising, acquire experience managing campaign outreach and working for on a USAID-funded project, as well as giving you a great general experience of working as part of a small, creative, hardworking, and incredibly driven NGO team. You will work in a fast-paced, energetic environment with passionate and creative people. Successful candidates will be committed to the Girl Rising mission and vision to raise awareness about the importance of educating girls in developing countries and will be comfortable in a "do whatever it takes" culture. College credit is available.
Day-to-day responsibilities will include:
  • Fielding requests to the appropriate members of the Girl Rising team, including maintaining ENGAGE inboxes.
  • Provide support to the ENGAGE team on all aspects of the project, including research, reporting, and drafting of program materials.
  • Identifying grassroots organizations in Girl Rising countries that are aligned with ENGAGE's strategic objectives.
  • Identifying non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on girls' education that have the biggest regional reach.
  • Identifying key media outlets in countries where ENGAGE operates.
  • Facilitating incoming and outgoing communications by organizations and individuals interested in partnering.
  • Manage and organize key contacts.
  • Researching various policy issues.
  • Translating program materials between French and English.
  • Special projects and administrative duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • An interest in girls/women development work, film, social campaigns and/or film distribution.
  • Resourcefulness and creative research skills are crucial.
  • Experience with database management.
  • Timeliness and organization.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Reliable work ethic.
  • Previous experience in an office setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in French is required.
  • Positive team player, honest, open, and a sense of humor.
  • Available 3+ days per week.

HOW TO APPLY:
Please send your cover letter and resume to Kaleigh McKenna, ENGAGE Program Coordinator, atkaleigh@girlrising.com with "ENGAGE Summer Intern" as the subject header. Zipped files will not be opened.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applications will be considered on rolling basis, with priority for applications received before April 15.
Ten Times Ten LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Documentary Group, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all applicants on the basis of merit regardless of their race, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.
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