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Fellow, Communications, Girl Up

Position Overview

Girl Up is a global leadership development initiative, positioning girls to be leaders in the movement for gender equality. With resources in five languages and more than 4,000 Girl Up Clubs in over 125 countries, we’ve trained 75,000 girls of all backgrounds to create tangible change for girls everywhere. Girl Up provides leadership training and gives girls tools to become gender equality advocates and activists. Through our programs in STEM and storytelling, girls broaden their social impact skill set to better prepare them for success in whatever their futures hold. Our girl leaders create real policy change at local and national levels, raise millions of dollars to support programs for girls around the world through our United Nations partners, and build community-based movements for social change. Girl Up was founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010 and continues to work across a global community of partners to achieve gender equality worldwide.

Girl Up is seeking a Communications Fellow to assist on various projects across channels for the communications team for three months. The Communications Fellow will assist members of Girl Up’s Communications team to help draft copy for social media content and other resources, pitch story ideas to media, assist on thought leadership and managing press relationships as able, in addition to other tasks as assigned. The Communications Fellow will report to the Deputy Director, Communications and Digital Media and collaborate across Girl Up’s departments, including Programs and Development teams.

Essential Functions

  • Draft, and edit written materials, communications plans, and content as needed for partner, program, and communications teams, as well as statements, talking points, blog posts, op-eds, speeches and press releases.
  • Assist Girl Up’s strategy for Champion and influencer engagement.
  • Assist Girl Up’s thought leadership strategy for Girl Up’s leadership team and youth program participants.
  • Assist in press strategy and media outreach.
  • Assist Girl Up’s communications team in drafting copy for digital platforms and resources, as needed.
  • Brainstorm creative ideas for Girl Up’s social platforms.
  • Assist in updating Girl Up’s editorial calendar.
  • Take quality notes and be able to translate team directives into completed projects.
  • Additional support tasks as needed.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a graduate degree program or have recently graduated from a graduate or undergraduate degree program.
  • Journalism, marketing, and communications degrees preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Experience pitching or working with media.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Basic design software skills preferred.
  • Self-starter with both energy and creativity.
  • Commitment to cross-cultural communication.
  • Be responsible, hard‐working and committed to the mission of Girl Up.
  • Fun, friendly and collaborative.
  • Professionalism and poise, ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • Must be available to work at least 29 hours per week.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

*Please note this is a remote Fellowship*

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