Strategic Communications Internship

About Atalanta

Atalanta is a social enterprise whose mission is to increase the number of women holding senior government positions worldwide and accelerate programmes that tackle the root causes of gender inequality. We provide communications and political consulting services to a range of clients including: political candidates and parties, government ministries, NGOs, and corporations.

About the Role

We are seeking an ambitious, dedicated, self-starter to serve as an intern. A successful candidate will be driven by a desire to address all forms of gender inequality and will be eager to take on a demanding role in a dynamic start-up environment.

Experience & Skills

A successful candidate will have some exposure to strategic communications, campaigning, or international politics, either through coursework or prior internship or work experience. Excellent research and writing skills are essential. English language fluency is a requirement. Additional language skills (particularly French, Spanish or Arabic) are preferred but not required.

Responsibilities

Project Delivery
Assisting with the delivery of projects on behalf of a diverse range of clients. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Research and drafting of background briefs;

  • Drafting of a range of communications materials including: messaging / talking points, press releases, op-eds, fact sheets, and website & social media content.

  • Assistance with media relations, including: development of media lists, drafting of written responses to media queries, and drafting of interview briefs for clients including suggested talking points on likely topics.

  • Assistance with digital strategy and execution, including: drafting of social media strategy memos, creation of digital content, and social media analytics.

  • Drafting of activity reports for clients, detailing actions undertaken on their behalf.

  • Compiling relevant press clips to keep project teams up to speed on the latest developments.

Business Development

  • Assisting with researching new business prospects, including: political campaigns, NGOs, multilateral institutions, and government ministries.

  • Assisting with developing pitch materials.

Thought Leadership

  • Assisting with drafting blog posts on relevant topics, for publication on Atalanta.co or partners’ websites.

  • Assisting with the research and drafting of reports / whitepapers.

Compensation & Working Hours

The successful candidate will be paid the London Living Wage, with a commitment of at least 25 hours per week required. Working hours will be agreed with the successful applicant, taking into account their coursework and other responsibilities.

Work Permission

The candidate must have the right to work in the United Kingdom. Visa sponsorship is not available at this time.

Equal Opportunity

Atalanta is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We strongly believe that diversity in the workplace is an asset both to our organisation and for our ability to deliver for our diverse client base.

How to Apply

Please email careers [at] atalanta [dot] co along with:

1. Your CV and cover letter,

2. Two (2) recent writing samples, which have not been edited by others, and

3. Names and contact details for two (2) references.