Communications Intern at Zeitz Foundation Kenya

On Monday, August 10th, 2015
The mission of the Zeitz Foundation is to create and support sustainable, ecologically and socially responsible projects and destinations around the world to achieve long-lasting impact and sustainability, with the goal of maintaining and improving the integrity of ecosystems through effective, sustainable management practices, which enhance the ability of ecosystems to deliver services for the benefit of mankind. 
To achieve this vision and goal the Foundation promotes an innovative approach to sustainable ecosystem management which aims to achieve sustainability through a balance of Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce (the 4Cs). 
Internship 
The internship is for a period of four months in Segera, Laikipia Kenya, running from 2nd September 2015 – 29 December 2015. 
Candidates are expected to be familiar with Zeitz Foundation (www.zeitzfoundation.org) and to have an active interest in web-based communications and internet-based technologies.
The intern will be required to work a 40 hour week from Monday to Friday at the Foundation’s head office in Segera. Core office hours are 8:00-17:00. Job description 
You will be responsible for updating Zeitz Foundation (www.zeitzfoundation.org) News & Resources section by producing and/or editing news articles and also producing an e-newsletter communicating the work of the Foundation in Laikipia. 
You will be responsible for assisting the Team and responding to queries and feedback. You will be responsible for maintaining Zeitz Foundation social network presence (Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter). 
You will be expected to take part in team meetings and to assist with various other activities within the organisation. 
Person Specification 
Essential:
  • Good command of English and Swahili
  • A good eye for the English language with outstanding editing and proof reading skills 
  • Excellent writing skills 
  • Keen, demonstrable interest in web-based communications and internet-based technologies 
  • Educated to degree level with an academic background in communications, sociology, anthropology, sports management, sport science or any other related fields 
  • Related work experience
Desirable:
  • Volunteering or work experience within a non-profit
  • Familiarity with the fields of agriculture, sport and development or natural resource management
  • Knowledge of other local languages 
Deadline for applications is 21 August 2015. 
How to Apply 
Please submit your application to Beatrice Muchiri, Administrator, Zeitz Foundation. Email: [email protected]
Your application MUST include: 
  • Your CV 
  • A cover letter explaining how you can contribute to Zeitz Foundation, based on your knowledge, interests and skills 
  • A 200-250 word writing sample in English of which you are the sole author
All documents must be submitted in either Word or PDF formats.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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