Apr 2011 11

New internship in Washington, DC – apply by April 18

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Interested in social media and marketing and want to help former child soldiers in Africa?

Grassroots Reconciliation Group, a non-profit that works with former child soldiers in Uganda, seeks a Marketing Intern for Summer 2011

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks an intern for Summer 2011 to assist in developing its marketing, social media, and fundraising strategies and to organize events.

GRG provides former child soldiers in northern Uganda with opportunities for a new life through reconciliation and livelihood projects that they and their communities design themselves. Former child combatants join with community members to work on GRG projects, including communal farming, brick-making, and micro-finance. Participants build strong relationships and work hand-in-hand on projects that they design themselves. They then use the proceeds from the projects to start new businesses, help themselves through school, and begin building a life. GRG’s small, dedicated staff works with over 400 project participants in 17 projects.

The Marketing Intern will work with GRG’s Executive Director, a board member, and a fundraising coordinator for weekly meetings in Washington, DC to:

• Assist in developing social media marketing strategies for GRG to increase its marketability, promote its message, and increase donations through Facebook, Twitter, blog, and multi-media photos and videos.
• Improve the content of GRG’s website ( and collaborate with a web design expert to promote its use as a marketing tool
• Assist in organizing two GRG summer fundraising events, including a concert and art exhibit.

Requirements: Background in marketing and social media and experience with fundraising events. GRG is seeking someone with dedication, enthusiasm, and creativity. Interest in international development, Africa, or conflict resolution is a plus. This is an unpaid internship, but it provides excellent hands-on experience in the non-profit and international development community. It is an ideal opportunity for a student or someone trying to move into this field.

Location: Washington, DC area

Time commitment: Part-time, approximately 10-15 hours per week.

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, Twitter username, two marketing/fundraising ideas to Marisa Bassett at marisa@ by April 18, 2011.

Dates for Internship – 3 months – end April-August 2011

Deadline for applications: April 18, 2011

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