Career Opportunities
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Foreign Policy Rising—an online platform dedicated to getting more women writing about international affairs—is seeking a volunteer intern to join their team in London.

We’re looking for someone with strong writing skills, social media experience and a voracious appetite for current affairs. The intern will work closely with us on marketing, outreach, social media and editorial tasks between 5 and 10 hours a week for a period of 3 to 6 months.

This is a volunteer position, but in exchange for your time and effort, we’ll offer you social media training, writing support and mentorship. We care about helping women advance in their careers, so if there’s something you’d like to learn or do, we’ll do our best to make it happen.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Student (or recent graduate) with a BA or MA/MSc in International Relations, Political Science, Journalism, or a related field
  • Interest in current affairs and international politics
  • A creative thinker, unafraid to share big ideas
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Social media experience, particularly with Twitter
  • Ability to dedicate between 5 and 10 hours a week to this position
  • Basic graphic design skills a plus

Sample Responsibilities:

  • Writing and posting content on our social media accounts
  • Working with the editors to develop marketing/outreach plans
  • Sourcing images
  • Helping to generate content ideas
  • Proofreading articles
  • Writing articles of your own

What We Offer:

  • Social media training
  • An introduction to marketing
  • Mentorship
  • Writing support
  • Insight into editing/writing about foreign affairs

To apply, please send the following to foreignpolicyrising@gmail.com:

  • Your resume
  • A writing sample (no more than 3 pages)
  • A short cover letter explaining why you want to work with us