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Communications Intern

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from Lawyers for Justice in Libya
Closing date: 28 Apr 2019

Background:

Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) is a Libyan and international independent non-governmental organisation committed to achieving justice and respect for human rights in Libya. We work on and in Libya with a growing network of lawyers, activists and grassroots communities across and outside the country. We see ourselves not merely as observers but as active participants, during Libya’s transition and beyond, where justice is an integral and continuous part of the process. Our work is rooted in a rights-based approach: we believe that all engagement and policies must be founded on a framework of human rights and ensure that individuals and communities can participate fully as a fundamental part of leading dignified lives. We seek justice in Libya through advocacy and outreach, accountability, transitional justice initiatives and capacity building, underpinned by our own independent research.

Purpose:

LFJL is currently seeking an intern to support its communications and outreach activities. The intern will assist the Communications Officer and other LFJL team members in improving the communication of LFJL’s messages to policymakers, influencers and the informed public, through traditional publications, web commentaries, the media, email and social media.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will support LFJL’s team in various activities, including but not limited to:

  • Use CMS (Webflow) to publish and edit web content;

  • Draft copy to summarise web content for social media, e-newsletter, etc.;

  • Assist with the production and publication of graphics, podcasts, videos and other materials for digital and social media promotion;

  • Media research/drafting of contact lists and updating of media database and other contacts to ensure accurate, up to date records;

  • Monitor and record media mentions of LFJL publications and experts;

  • Contribute ideas to develop new channels for LFJL communications;

  • Other general responsibilities as may be reasonably requested over time.

Desired qualifications and skills:

  • Undergraduate student in International Relations, Politics, Journalism, Communications and Media Studies, or a related subject;

  • Strong interest in human rights, human rights communications and a desire to develop a career in human rights or civil society;

  • Strong organisational skills, including excellent time management skills;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; and

  • Fluency in English is essential; working knowledge of Arabic is considered a strong asset.

What do you get out of the internship?

The opportunity to:

  • Develop your knowledge of non-profit communications, with a focus on human rights-based and human-centred approach;

  • Build your understanding of key human rights issues in the context of Libya;

  • Strengthen your content production and media relations skills; and

  • Get hands-on experience working for a non-governmental organisation.

How to apply:

Please email a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter specifying your interest and availability to volunteer@libyanjustice.org.

Deadline for application: 28 April 2019 (the closing date may be brought forward if desired candidate is identified.)

Start date: mid-May 2019

Duration: three months, full time or part-time

Compensation: The internship is unpaid.