Communications Internship - STIPEND (20120333)

The Organization:
Since 1974, IFDC has focused on increasing and sustaining food security and agricultural productivity in over 100 developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise. IFDC enables smallholder farmers in developing countries to increase agricultural productivity, generate economic growth and practice environmental stewardship by enhancing their ability to manage mineral and organic fertilizers responsibly and participate profitability in input and output markets.
The Role:
The responsibilities and duties include (but are not limited to):
Social media management and monitoring, including use of analytics (Facebook/Twitter, blogs, infographics, statements, etc.)
Writing articles for the IFDC Magazine, articles for the annual report, press releases, feature articles, success story articles, profiles of IFDC projects and staff, etc.
Editing technical/progress reports, etc.
Work with interns in other departments on inter-disciplinary projects (e.g., Program Development Unit)
Writing and editing information for use on the IFDC website
Conducting research as needed
Other projects as directed
Required Skills:
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing with a professional demeanor
Prior experience in scholarly/scientific writing
Strong computer research and editing skills, interest and experience in social media
Ability to multitask
Knowledge of proper grammar and writing techniques
Positive attitude, flexibility, exceptional work ethic and problem solving mentality
Applicants should have high attention to detail; be able to work as part of a team, but also be able to perform tasks independently; possess exceptional oral and written communication skills
Other Requirements:
Preferably current undergraduate juniors or seniors, or recent graduates in or have experience in journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising, social media or a related field
Minimum GPA requirement: 2.5 overall with at least a 2.75 in a related major
Must be able to make a semester commitment of 20 hrs / week (negotiable)

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