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Communications Intern / Web and Social Media

Posted on April 26, 2016 by PLAN

Internship Placement

Placement: Communications Intern / Web and Social Media

Address: Panama City, City of Knowledge

Plan´s History

Imagine interning for a leading international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that’s dedicated to creating a better world for girls and boys. That’s Plan, a leading rights-based, child- centered community development organization, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to promote children´s rights, address global poverty and support social justice for children in developing countries.

Founded over 75 years ago as Foster Parents Plan, we are one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world. We work in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. In 2013, Plan worked with 78 million children in 90,229 communities. Plan is independent, with no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

The Regional Office for the Region of the Americas is part of a global network of offices in over 65 countries. Our Panamá city based office provides support and coordination to 12 country offices in the region: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru and Paraguay. We have a dedicated, passionate and diverse team of over 50 employees who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This can be achieved only if children’s best interests are at the heart of everything we do, and if children themselves actively participate in the process.

Intern Responsibilities


•Support manage the Social Media Accounts of the Regional Office (Twitter , Facebook)

•Support measure all Social Media Accounts for the region, with Perspectory

•Monitor four times a day all regional Social Media Accounts (13 countries)

•Write for seven RO and CO websites, in English and Spanish

•Understand how to edit websites

•Translations to English, Spanish; Portuguese and French are desirable

•Support the organization of events: guest calls, press conferences, news media packages, among others.

•Development of written messages to media

•Support for event photography and video

Desirable Knowledge

•Graphic design

•Preparation of news articles, stories, key messages, questions and answers.

•Handling digital video cameras and editing (preferable)

•Administration of social networks

•Website administration

Travel and Location

The position is located in Plan’s Regional Office in Panama, City of Knowledge.

Spanish Level Required

Fluency in English and Spanish languages (full bilingual)

Next Steps

Please forward all applications to ROARH@plan-international.org with the reference: Communications Intern by Monday, May 9 2016

Your application should include:

·A cover letter

·A comprehensive CV

Plan does not pay for internships. The cost associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc. Plan will cover the transportation expenses to and from work in Panama.

Consistent with our Child Protection Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.