Want to be a part of our smart, brave, and passionate team?
POSITION: Communications Intern
WHERE: Reach for Change Stockholm, Sweden
COMMITMENT: Full-time - one semester
DURATION: February 2022- May/June 2022
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Applications will be reviewed continuously, so please apply as soon as possible
LANGUAGES: Required proven good skills in both Swedish and English (written and spoken)
Who we are
Reach for Change is an international non-profit organization with the mission to unleash local social entrepreneurship to create a better world for women, children and youth. We find and support local social entrepreneurs to scale their ideas and solve the most pressing issues faced by children. Our core product is support programs for social entrepreneurs, including capacity building, networks and funding. Being co-created by successful entrepreneurs in the non-profit and the business sector in 2010 in Sweden, we have a portfolio of 1200+ social entrepreneurs in 18 countries across three continents (Africa, Central Asia and Europe) who, together with us, have positively impacted more than 4.3 million children and youth. Read more about us at reachforchange.org/en/
Who you are
- Passionate: feel deeply about improving the world for children and youth.
- Brave: enjoy roll-up-your-sleeves kind of role, taking initiatives, creative idea generation and having different projects to juggle with at the same time.
- Smart: able to think strategically and to work independently.
- Student: within strategic communication, Marketing, PR or social media and connected to a University where the internship is part of your education plan. It is a huge plus if you already have some experience working with Adobe Creative Suite. The position is unpaid and therefore it is important to us that you are receiving funds from a third party (SU/CSN/Erasmus Stipendium or another source of student support).
- Proficient in both written and spoken English and Swedish as these are the languages we use for our communication.
What we can offer
An exciting and educational internship where you become part of an international, dynamic and creative work environment. During your internship, you will gain insight and knowledge of how a global non-profit organization's communication strategy functions in practice.This is the chance to develop your creative skills by making communication that makes a real difference. You will join a highly talented global communication team with a flat hierarchy which is demanding but will teach you more than anywhere else and develop your workplace skills. You will be working closely with our Head of Communications and be given the opportunity to take ownership of your own tasks and projects and gain practical experience in project management and self-leadership. We highly value our interns for their skills and the energy they bring to our team and can offer a great opportunity for you to develop your workplace skills and gain confidence.
What is a typical day at Reach for Change?
A typical morning starts around 9 am when you arrive at our office in Gamla Stan, the center of Stockholm, but working hours are flexible and can be done remotely. You will review your tasks of the day that might include writing newsletters, creating videos, social media content, and contributing to our campaigns and digital platforms. You will also be put in charge of one red thread project of your own depending on your interests, for example setting up a structure for how we work with social media insight, running a podcast, creating a mini-campaign, or renewing our webpage. The day usually finishes at 5 pm. Each week, you will have a check-in with your supervisor where your work tasks and development are being followed upon and to discuss your next steps.
If this sounds like you please get in touch with us! We’re looking for smart, brave, and passionate team members and can’t wait to hear from you.
Reach for Change recognizes that creating the change we want to see around us starts with ourselves, in our own organization. That is why it is important for us to strive to represent the change we want to see in the world. As a team, we strive to be diverse along many dimensions such as ethnicity, gender, language, age, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, beliefs, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, thinking styles, experience, and education. We believe that the wide array of perspectives results from such diversity and promotes innovation and success. We, therefore, invite every candidate to bring their unique individual strengths.