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Global Forum for Media Development Advocacy and Engagement Intern

Location: Remote (Brussels a plus)

About GFMD: Established in 2005, the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) is an international network of around 200 journalism support and media development organisations working across more than 70 countries. As a not-for-profit, Belgian-registered ASBL, GFMD’s main focus is to foster collaboration as well as an exchange of information and experience amongst our members and partners with the aim to foster viable and independent journalism, greater transparency, and more pluralistic and sustainable media environments.

Duties: In the position of Advocacy and Engagement Intern, a candidate will receive work experience and advice in dealing with the communications, engagement, policy, advocacy, and human rights aspects of GFMD’s work, and assists with duties that may include but are not limited to:

Outreach and Engagement

  • Working closely with the Advocacy and Engagement Manager on member-related engagement, including assisting in the vetting and onboarding of new members, communicating with both existing and potential members, and other related duties
  • Assisting with the GFMD members-only virtual town hall and webinar series
  • Updating our Insightly (CRM) database management system
  • Supporting the Advocacy and Engagement Manager

Policy and Advocacy

  • Being a primary liaison between GFMD and its EU Media Advocacy working group, specifically by attending/reporting on calls, following EU-related processes, and assisting in conducting our advocacy in Brussels (depending on COVID-19 travel restrictions)
  • Assisting with project/grant reporting, and statement drafting/editing
  • Assisting with GFMD’s working groups and similar initiatives (meetings, logistics, engagement, etc.)
  • Writing content for the GFMD newsletter, website, and social media pages

Compensation: EUR 200 (monthly)

Contact details
For additional information, please contact:
Michael J. Oghia
Advocacy and Engagement Manager

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing

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