Job Opportunity: Communications Intern

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Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a Communications Intern. We are an international nonprofit created in 2013 out of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), the MIT Media Lab and ODI. We bring together researchers, experts, practitioners, and activists to change the world with data through three pillars of work: diagnosing local realities and human problems with data and AI; mobilizing capacities, communities, and ideas towards more data-literate societies; and transforming the systems and processes that underpin our societies and countries. 

DPA has partnered with and received funding from organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank, UNDP, FAO, UN ESCWA, GIZ (German development agency), the Vodafone Institute, Oxfam México and other key international stakeholders to develop projects in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Middle-East and North Africa (MENA), and Asia. To learn more about DPA, please visit our website or read our “Outlook and Overview” annual reports for 2019-20, 2020-22, and 2021-23

DPA’s projects are managed and carried out by a core team of about 41 people, including Directors, Managers, Officers, Data Scientists, Research Assistants, and Interns.

Dates: 3 months, full-time. 

Location: Remote

Scope of Work

The Communications Intern will be reporting to, and supported by, the Communications Manager and Communication Officer, and will provide support through the following key responsibilities:

1.Communications and Outreach (50%)
  • Support with the creation of the Annual Report and Newsletters (internal and external).
  • Contribute to research, gather and organize news, articles, and events relevant for editions of “Links We Like”.
  • Support with the creation and/or review of DPA’s comms deliverables for specific projects.
  • Edit and translate content as needed.
  • Conduct outreach to network partners for guest posts, Twitter conversations, among others.
  • Attend regular meetings with the Communications Team and assist by taking notes and proposing ideas.
2. Social Media Managment (30%)
  • Contribute to refine DPA’s social media strategy, switch special emphasis on Linkedin and Instagram.
  • Propose copies for posts and content ideas.
  • Keep track of our social media calendar.
3. Website Managment (20%)
  • Update the Data-Pop Alliance web page, including uploading specific content updates and publications (e.g. blog posts, news, job postings).


  • Recent graduate (or student in last semester of university) with a degree in communications, or relevant experience in the field. 
  • Strong interest in human rights, gender, social inequality, public policy, and more. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. French and/or Spanish are highly desirable. 
  • Experience managing social media and related tools.
  • Experience using WordPress or similar platforms is highly desirable.
  • Basic to intermediate use of Adobe Suite programs, such as Illustrator and InDesign.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). 
  • Video editing skills are considered a plus.
  • Comfortable with remote teams, processes and software (e.g. Slack, Asana). 
  • Ability to work with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to multitask, while being proactive, analytical and organized.
  • Strong ability to pay attention to details.
  • Familiarity with qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, and the world of (Big) data and development.

Candidates should be able to work independently, manage their time wisely, and meet deadlines. They should be detail-focused, reliable, professional, and possess strong research, writing, editing, and analysis skills, as well as excellent communication, and interpersonal skills.


500 USD/ month

Recruitment Process

Qualified candidates are requested to submit a CV, and a cover letter with two academic or work references to with the subject line “R2023004_Comms Intern” by Friday, March 24, 6:00 pm EST. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is strongly encouraged.

Please note that only complete applications submitted in English will be considered. Due to the large volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Also, rename each document you’ll submit with your name, the position and the type of document you are submitting. Ie. FIRSTNAME LASTNAME_Position_CV.

Equal opportunity

Data-Pop Alliance employs personnel without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap or financial ability. While remaining alert and sensitive to the issue of fair and equitable treatment for all, Data-Pop Alliance has a special concern with the participation and advancement of members of four designated groups that have traditionally been disadvantaged in employment: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.


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