We're Hiring! Social Media Communications Intern

Make Poverty History (MPH) is a coalition of civil society organizations working for the eradication of both domestic and international poverty. We are seeking to hire an intern to work in conjunction with the MPH Managing Officer to support our online campaigns and help maintain a strong social media presence. This is an excellent opportunity for a social-media-savvy university student or recent graduate to gain unique and valuable experience with a national poverty eradication campaign, connect with NGOs in the development sector and hone their social media skills for advocacy work.

Position Type: Part-time (approximately 10 hours/month)

Length of Position: 6 months (until September 2015) with the possibility of extension

Salary/Compensation: $100/month


Duties Include:

  • Day-to-day management of MPH’s social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube
  • Making updates to the MPH website as needed
  • Monitoring media outlets for mentions of Make Poverty History Canada or issues of domestic/international poverty relevant to Make Poverty History’s campaigns
  • Creation of email blasts for online MPH campaigns and reporting back on the metrics and success of these campaigns


Essential Qualifications:

  • Experience using social media platforms: Hootesuite, Twitter, Facebook, etc
  • Knowledge of domestic/international poverty issues
  • Proven communication skills, particularly writing. 
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills
  • Self-starter and team player


Asset Qualifications:

  • Bilingual (English/French)
  • Experience in advocacy, lobbying, or influencing work in Canada


Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter explaining why the position interests you and how your skills/expertise make you a suitable candidate. This is a part-time position (10 to 15 hours a month) and reports to the MPH Managing Officer. Compensation for this position is $100 per month.


Please email your application to info@makepovertyhistory.ca by Thursday, February 5, 2015, including the title of this position “Social Media Communication Intern” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.