Social Media and Thought Leadership Intern

Humanitas Global - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)

Humanitas Global is a Washington, DC-based international development group. We pride ourselves on our evidence-based approach to designing integrated initiatives. Our programs are aimed at raising awareness, changing behavior, and building long-term engagement with and among vulnerable communities and those who influence them.

Job Summary: We are looking for a creative and energetic social media and thought leadership intern with interests in international development, food/nutrition security, agriculture, global health and/or climate change issues to join our high-energy team to assist in development and maintenance of our multi-platform online presence.

The intern will be responsible for managing social networks and blogs, developing original weekly content for blogs, developing and managing an editorial calendar, developing strategies to increase engagement and interaction on social networks, which can include social media campaigns, conducting research on relevant development topics and administrative work.

This will be a hands-on position with plenty of opportunity to take part in meaningful work. The internship opportunities will also allow candidates to gain a deeper knowledge about working in international development and will be an excellent opportunity to gain skills in thought leadership, communications strategy and content development. Candidates are expected to work independently, think critically, and be enthusiastic members of the team. Internship is unpaid and can satisfy university credit (if applicable).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the creation and implementation of an editorial calendar, particularly focusing on the company’s Twitter accounts and blogs.
  • Develop original, timely and compelling content for blogs on a weekly basis.
  • Build and strengthen engagement with online engagement opportunities.
  • Find and store stock and editorial images for later use in our online presence.
  • Maintain internal files, ensuring an up-to-date library of media, photos, and related programmatic materials.
  • Perform general administrative tasks as needed to support the team.
  • Attend relevant external meetings and events and note taking.


  • 20 hours a week in office
  • Open to recent graduates or college seniors/graduate students in international development, journalism, communications, public policy or related field
  • Must be comfortable writing and editing documents, drafting communications and working with social networks
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Self-reliant, excellent problem-solver and able to work independently
  • Team player
  • Must be based in Washington, DC for the duration of the internship
  • Demonstrated interest in agriculture, food and nutrition security, climate change issues and health
  • Experience working with social media a plus
  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French a plus
  • Willingness to support President and CEO with key project-related administrative tasks

Duration: This is a summer internship for 3 months.

Start/End Months: Flexible start and end month dates. Between (May-September) based on the student’s availability and need from the assignment.

Application: To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample (1-2 pages, include blog posts, sample tweets, web content if available). We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible. Applications will be considered as they are submitted.

Job Type: Internship