Job Opportunity

Digital Communications Intern

Location: Remote work (preferably UK-based) 

Reporting to: Communications Manager 

Working hours: 8 hours per week 

Duration: end of December 2022 

Job Status: Unpaid Internship 

Starting date: Week of 26 September 2022 

 

Picture People is a UK educational charity empowering people to use visual media and technology to spread knowledge and advocate for social and environmental justice. Our work includes capacity building, training workshops, seminars, consultancy, and mentoring. We have a strong focus on engaging youth, change makers and civil society. 

 

About this role 

 

Our small but dedicated organisation is looking for a Digital Communications Intern who will work closely with Picture People’s Communications and Engagement (C&E) team to develop and curate content, build audiences, and create social impact. 

 

As part of the C&E team, you will focus on day-to-day creation, publication, and promotion of content on Picture People digital platforms, including articles, research, videos, and social media for a range of projects. You will also support the management of communications tasks, and work to increase Picture People’s public profile in the UK and overseas by pursuing content partnerships and media publishing opportunities. 

 

The role has a strong focus on writing, editing, and digital outreach, with a good capacity to understand and communicate human rights and social issues to various audiences. This position offers you an opportunity to propose new ideas and explore areas of interest. 

 

You will be working remotely in an agile environment with an international team. 

This is an entry-level position for final year degree students or graduates looking for a career in communications. The position is non-remunerated except for limited benefits (local travel and meals will be covered). 

 

We are looking to fill the position quickly, and ideally would like someone to start in late September 2022. 

 

What you will gain 

We are offering the opportunity to become part of our team, work with us at your own pace, and network with like-minded people. At the end of the internship, you will have gained valuable experience in digital communications, outreach engagement, online campaigning, digital marketing, editorial and copywriting work, content marketing tools, and social media management. 

Key Responsibilities 

Your role and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to, the following: 

 

Content Production 

  • Produce, curate, edit, and publish regular blogs and articles from Picture People’s team and its networks. 

  • Work on Mailchimp to develop, manage and distribute two newsletters (Sept and Dec)

  • Develop and optimise digital and social media outputs, including text, images, and audio-visual material to reach wide-ranging target audiences. 

  • Produce monthly reports detailing social media activity and analytics.

  • Support the development and design of digital, web, and print marketing materials. 

 

Engagement and Impact 

  • Provide support to communications campaigns that will highlight Picture People’s annual photo competition and a new climate change project through the distribution and engagement of related social media. 

  • Implement social media outreach and engagement plans to social media, mainstream media and civil society. 

  • Boost Picture People’s profile on social media. 

  • Assist content promotion and co-creation by fostering relationships and developing partnerships with campaigners, video activists, journalists, alumni, technologists, non-profit organisations, and mainstream media outlets. 

Editorial Support 

  • Contribute to the editorial management of Picture People and its networks to effectively communicate and engage audiences with their work. 

  • Update, improve, and contribute to the Picture People contacts database. 

  • Support the development and design of digital, web, and print marketing materials. 

  • Regularly update website and online content, making sure it meets users’ needs, is up to date, and is search engine optimised. 

  • Catalogue new images and copy. 

  • Engage current and potential partners via email. 

  • Provide quality control support e.g. proof-reading, editing and making sure all content is on brand. 

 

Desired Skills / Qualifications 

We are seeking candidates who align with our organisational goals of human rights, democracy, social and environmental justice, and have a background working with charitable/not-for-profit organisations. 

  • Professional-level English writing and editing abilities.

  • Diploma in Communications, Law, Media, Journalism, or Digital Marketing. 

  • Strong grasp of social media management and campaign development. 

  • Strong communications skills, including in speaking and presenting, and organizational skills. 

  • High level of computer literacy and ability to learn new technology quickly.

  • Familiar with Mailchimp, Canva, and Wix if possible 

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, willingness to learn new things, build expertise, and develop new approaches. 

  • Familiarity working in virtual workplaces with decentralised teams. 

  • Possesses a proactive and growth mindset. 

  • Ability to take on a variety of deadline-driven tasks with limited supervision. 

  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a good sense of humour 

 

An advantage if: 

  • Previous work experience in the non-for-profit or international development sector 

  • Experience with Adobe Premiere Pro, or equivalent video editing. 

  • Languages (French, Spanish, Italian or other). 

 

To Apply 

At Picture People we value diversity, promote equality, and challenge discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. 

Interested candidates should submit a CV and a compelling covering letter on no more than one page, explaining why you’re interested in this internship and addressing the key requirements for the position. 

 

Deadline for submission: 13th September 2022, 18:00 GMT. 

 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and be asked to attend an interview remotely.  

 

Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at info@picturepeople.org.