PR Intern

Posted on December 1st, 2012

BeadforLife, a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, works to create sustainable opportunities for women in Uganda to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone. Specifically, we help impoverished women to make money through the creation of hand-made paper beads, or by collecting Shea nuts. Along with this income, BeadforLife provides their members with support and mentoring to start a business that will change their lives. In addition, we invite people in North America and Europe to participate in poverty eradication by hosting BeadParties, buying and giving beads, teaching our curriculum for youth, and telling our story. BeadforLife thrives on friendship, relationship building, learning, and teamwork.

We’re looking for a qualified person who can provide general communications support for our programs and mission of poverty eradication. We need this person to have excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. A lot of his/her time will be spent in communication with others, so he/she needs to be positive and polite with good customer service skills. We also need this person to be detail-oriented, well-organized and have a good ability to multi-task. Some of the tasks this person will be asked to do include editing and proofing press releases, database entry and file organization, distribution of PR materials and information, follow-ups with the media, industry and contact research, coordinate PR mailings and other project needs as they arise.

Qualifications and Experience:

For example:
Qualifications and Experience:
• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent computer skills
• Excellent people skills
• Working knowledge of Excel and Word [don’t list MS as many are MAC]
• Demonstrated competence in social media including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, blogging and other cutting edge social media
• Must be able to work autonomously on projects
• Travel to Boulder office is required when necessary
• Working knowledge of Photoshop/In-design is a plus
• Completion of preliminary journalism courses is required

Position Begins: January, 2013

Compensation: Small stipend

Application Requirements: If you are interested and qualified to apply for this position, please send resume to amy@beadfdorlife.org