Join Our Team | Communications Intern

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is seeking to engage a multi-skilled individual as its Communications Intern to execute awareness-raising and visibility strategies to address social justice issues.

Duration: 3 months (with possible extension/full-time employment)

Background

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan human rights and social justice organization that advocates for good governance, access to justice, and state accountability. JFJ works on behalf of victims to secure justice, conducts research on human rights issues, delivers training in communities, and engages in policy and legislative advocacy to advance social justice in Jamaica.

The Communications Intern will be responsible for supporting the execution of organizational communications strategies aimed at raising awareness of human rights and social justice issues and communicating JFJ’s work to the public. The Communications Intern must be passionate about human rights and social justice issues and be fully able to work in a fast-paced, non-profit environment.

Key Responsibilities

The Communications Intern will be required to promote awareness of certain human rights and social justice issues through multiple channels, including via the mass media and social media, by:

  • Supporting information dissemination activities including content development and delivery
  • Managing JFJ’s electronic communication platforms, including social media and website
  • Supporting outreach initiatives and events, including logistical arrangements where necessary
  • Analysing pertinent social justice issues with a view to impactfully communicating them
  • Participating in organizational activities, meetings, and internal planning exercises
  • Completing other related assignments as required

Required Competences

The Communications Intern must be fully committed to human rights without exception; be fully able to work with diverse, multicultural people; be able to work independently, flexibly, and in a fast-paced and informal environment

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree (final year candidates will be accepted).
  • Experience in any of the following fields: advocacy; media; design; communication; policy; or related fields
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice. Any experience with NGOs/social movements will be an asset.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Full competence with ICT, including Microsoft Office. Any graphic design competence will be a strong asset.

Application Instructions

Submit the following to admin@jamaicansforjustice.org with subject “Communications Intern,” by June 15, 2017:

  • A letter of interest (required)
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV) (required)
  • Optional: Any material relevant to past work, in any format

JFJ is an equal opportunity organization, and does not discriminate. All individuals will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.