Job context

Agenda for International Development, the first Under 30 Italian think-tank entirely focused on social policy and international development in middle and low-income countries.

A no-profit project, which catalyses the voluntary work of young practitioners and researchers from

more than 20 countries.

Thanks to a global network of young contributors, we are able to conduct original research and to support institutions, NGOs, press agencies that work on the field. After few months from the launch, we have been able to run original research projects in areas like fight against tuberculosis, education, technology and climate change, intergenerational social mobility and agriculture. Now,

we work in countries like India, Bolivia, Chile and Ethiopia. We support important organizations like

Unicef-Bolivia, Pen-Eritrea, Escuela Nueva and Operation Asha.


Your mission

A-id: Agenda for International Development maintains a 4 months part-time internship programme for students interested in gaining professional experience and enhancing their understanding of the international development sector.

The Mission of this programme is to develop capacities of individuals, to raise awareness on public policy issues in low and middle-income countries, to support the global-level action of our think tank and to get decision-makers of the future used to research and writing at the highest standard.

Agenda for International Development welcomes qualified candidates interested to work for a period of four months, on an unpaid and part time basis (20 HOURS/WEEK).

In this context, we are amplifying our outreach campaign, including the use of new social medias, communication channels with International Rome and worldwide, and the organisation of high-profile events, conferences and workshops.


Overview of responsibilities

The intern/trainee will assist in the development, coordination and implementation of communication and outreach tasks, including the organisation of events and the drafting of content for publications, online media and other channels.

The intern would assist in, inter alia, communications and outreach activities and will adapt content to quality standards. Typical tasks assigned to the intern/trainee may include the following:

• To support colleagues in the development of new brochures, flyers, concept notes, or other communications materials;

• To support colleagues in the development of new social media content for the Office of the Executive Director;

• To support colleagues in drafting of briefing notes / packages in advance of key events, meetings, conferences, or missions;

• To conduct research on key topics according to strategic priorities;

• To liaise with internal colleagues to ensure communications material is up-to-date and relevant;

• To write for the webmagazine

• To conduct desk research for our current projects

• To draft documentation, research articles, and communication material, for publishing externally;

• To maintain and develop A-id’s database

• To maintain the newsletter

The tasks assigned may be reviewed during contract period to reflect changes in programme needs and priorities.


Candidate’s profile

Candidates should be enrolled in or hold a university-level programme (Bachelors degree, licence or other) or a graduate programme (Master) either in development studies, political science, economics, philosophy, or a related subject.

The internship will be home-based.

Candidates must be fluent in English. Italian is an asset.


How to apply

Send your CV and motivation letter to quoting “communication and public advocacy Internship” in the subject line.

Deadline 10/06/2016