ICFJ: Communications Internship for 2021

  • Internship
  • South Africa , South Africa


The International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) is looking for a committed and talented intern to join our communications team and work with us to tell ICFJ’s story. This is an exciting and paid opportunity for a self-starter who wants to advance journalism and further develop his or her communications skills – particularly in digital media.

The internship, which will be conducted remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak, requires a time commitment of 21 to 35 hours a week starting in January and lasting at least three months.


  • Developing written, visual and video content,
  • Contributing to the maintenance of ICFJ’s website,
  • Providing support for ICFJ events and other administrative tasks.
  • Write and publish material for social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Own social media analytics
  • Design visuals for social media
  • Film and edit video interviews
  • Help compile regular analytics reports using multiple tools, such as Facebook Insights and Google Analytics
  • Update ICFJ’s website
  • Write short web stories and press mentions
  • Support ICFJ events
  • Provide administrative support as needed

Fields of study:

Must be a current student or a recent graduate in:

  • Marketing,
  • Communications,
  • Journalism
  • Design


  • Experience with video editing and video editing software
  • Highly collaborative with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Take pride in your work

It is a plus if you have experience with: 

  • Major design applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Photography


  • Interns should be enthusiastic, efficient and flexible.
  • Good writing skills and experience with social media are required.
  • An interest in journalism and/or international affairs is strongly suggested.
  • Applicants should exhibit a spirit of teamwork.


How to Apply

To apply candidates should complete an online application and upload a cover letter, resume, a social media graphic, and a writing sample


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