Content Writing and Communications Internship

Employer Roots Interns
Location Malawi
Type Internship
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Apply by April 8, 2022
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Posted on October 6, 2021



It’s an exciting opportunity to practice your penmanship for a good cause, and to gain a wealth of practical work experience in digital marketing and fundraising.
You’ll be part of Developing Radio Partners, a well-established charity that spreads information on important and relevant issues to communities in Malawi, Zambia, and Burkina Faso. Their overall goal is to offer practical solutions to prevalent problems in communities that are economically, and sometimes politically, fragile. They do this by forming partnerships with local broadcasters, and empowering them to reach as many people as possible with effective messages.

As a communications and content writing intern, you’ll help tell stories from the field; of people whose lives are positively affected by these programs. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with website management, reporting, and fundraising.

Learning outcomes:
– A chance to greatly develop your writing skills
– Experience in communications strategies
– A comprehensive understanding of the nonprofit sector
– Practical experience in fundraising, website management, and social media management


Developing Radio Partners believes radio can change minds and lives. Driven by this premise, this nonprofit organization uses the medium of radio to bring reliable and important information to rural communities in Africa. In partnership with local broadcasters in Zambia, Malawi, and Burkina Faso, Developing Radio Partners help disseminate information on issues such as environment, agriculture, health, and governance. The broadcasts offer ideas and facts that can bring easy-to-implement solutions to everyday challenges, and improve people’s lives in significant ways.

Working in a solution-focused way, the DRP team thoroughly researches the need of communities and its local radio stations, before developing skill-development programs in partnership with local journalists. Through weekly bulletins on relevant and practical topics, and by encouraging engagement through radio listening clubs, the right information reaches people who most need it.

Started in 2004 by one of the founders of National Public Radio in the United States, Developing Radio Partners is a well-established organization that has created tangible impact in many African communities.


What you’ll do:
Your tasks during this internship will be somewhat tailored to your skills and experience, but they are likely to include the following;
– Helping develop and manage social media channels
– Writing online content, blogs, and newsletters
– Helping define an overall communications strategy
– Writing funding proposals and impact reports
– Assisting with web development and management
– Possibly helping run digital fundraising campaigns
– Assisting with organizing and attending virtual meetings and fundraising events

– Strong and persuasive writing skills
– Great communication skills
– Some experience in digital marketing and communications would be ideal
– An ability to work quite independently
– A passion for DRP’s mission
– A self-starter attitude

Please keep in mind:
– This is a remote internship, so you can work from the comfort of your home.
– Start and end dates of the internship are flexible and will be discussed during the application process.
– During the internship you will be linked to a supervisor/mentor who you will most likely be in daily contact with.
– The internship with this non-profit is based on a voluntary work placement which means you are not receiving any remuneration.
– If you apply to this internship you will be contacted by Roots Interns as they handle all internship applications for this organization. Roots Interns will provide you with support to prepare you for your internship
– The fee for this remote internship is USD 475 (fixed fee)

For more information about Roots Interns, check out their website.

Application Deadline – April 8, 2022.