05 December 2020

CIVICUS Multilingual Comms Internship Opportunity 2020

Location: Braamfontein

Closing Date:  09 December 2020

Description: CIVICUS invites learners to apply for the Multilingual Comms Internship Opportunity. 

The candidate will support the production, design, publication and dissemination of research outputs in several languages. 

Through this work, the intern will gain comms experience and get an understanding of trends pertaining civil society.

Key Activities 

Social media 

• Publish daily updates of reports, interviews and op-ed pieces on social media 

• Design material to use on social media 

Editing and translation 

• Assist with editing various research inputs and outputs 

• Translate interviews or other short texts 

• Coordinate translations and liaise with external editors and translators 

Design and dissemination 

• Help develop and coordinate research dissemination and follow-up activities 

• Liaise with the Comms team on matters related to design and layout in order to contribute to developing innovative and appealing ways to present research outputs

 • Liaise with external designers 


 • Provide editing and feedback for content to be published as part of the State of Civil Society Report 

• Contribute to the preparation of research papers, reports and other internal or external documents on civil society trends. Other 

• Demonstrate CIVICUS values and principles in all their professional relationships and any interactions that may reflect on CIVICUS 

• May be required to carry out other duties within the scope of the job.

Education and Languages 

• Degree in journalism, communications or another relevant field, or to be near completion of studies towards such degree.

• Fluency in Spanish and English.

Essential Knowledge, skills and Experience 

• Excellent written and oral communications skills.

• Excellent IT skills, including experience with MS Office.

• Strong interest in working in the field of civil society.

• Commitment to CIVICUS’ vision, mission, values and ways of working.

• Interpersonal skills: inclination and ability to work as part of a diverse, multicultural virtual team.

• Behavioural skills: well-organised, able to work independently and to deliver within deadlines, high attention to detail.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

• Additional languages (especially French or Portuguese) 

• Familiarity with social media, including analytics 

• Knowledge of design software 

• Familiarity with civil society issues

The closing deadline for applications is close of business. Interested candidates should email their application to jobs@civicus.org.

Your application should comprise of:

  • A full CV, including educational and professional qualifications, a full employment history showing the more significant positions, responsibilities held, and relevant achievements
  • A cover note of not more than one page outlining your motivation for applying for the role.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted the week of the 14th December to schedule interviews.

Due to high volumes of applications received, should you not have received feedback on your application within three weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.