World Space Week Association (WSWA) seeks a Communications Intern to help support the Executive Director and the Global Team in their endeavors in leading the largest space event on Earth. This is a volunteer, unpaid, part-time position, for a period of 3 – 6 months. Intern is expected to work approximately 10 – 20 hours a week, with the support of the Executive Team. The position can be performed from anywhere in the world. Expected start date is 1 April, 2023.
This internship position is open to all students who are currently enrolled in Undergraduate or Graduate programs and have completed a minimum of two years of full-time studies, and to all who have completed their degrees within 1 year of the application for the internship. We are flexible to accommodate requirements by Universities to ensure that students are eligible for credits, including, but not limited to, increasing the required hours and providing final assessment; please inform us about those in advance. Communications intern will be working under the supervision of the WSWA Operations Manager and WSWA Executive Director.
About the position:
The internship position will give successful applicants insight into the work of an international non-governmental organization in the space sector. Interns will be directly exposed to day-to-day operations of the Association, including communications with partners, sponsors, and all preparations for the Association’s engagements in the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.
Communications Intern: The intern will work closely with the WSWA Executive Director and WSWA Operations Manager on improving the communications strategy of the Association. This will involve creating and executing a social media plan, drafting press releases and articles, updating the website, and assisting with other communications tasks as needed.
- Eye for detail
- Must have experience with Canva
- Interest in social media, prior experience and knowledge is an asset, but not necessary
- Must be able to research and create engaging space-related content for social media
- Applicants must demonstrate their ability to create engaging social media content by submitting two examples of their previous work or creating two new examples that they think would be suitable for the World Space Week Association.
- Should have excellent command of the English language
- Should be able to work flexible hours
- Should have interest in space
- MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) proficiency is required
- Provides own computer and access to the internet
- Fast response times in email and other forms of communication are desired
- Must have strong organizational skills and must be able to work independently
- Although location can be anywhere, you should be available throughout the workday European time, Monday – Friday
To apply, please send your CV, social media content examples and one recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 March, 2023, 23:59 CET. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview on 23 and 24 April.