Editorial Intern (Paid)

U.S.-based (virtual due to COVID-19 pandemic, preference for Eastern Standard Time) | Summer 2021 (12-week internship, 24 to 32 hours per week)

I. About Malala Fund

Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organizations the people who best understand girls in their communities in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.

II. Position Summary

The Editorial Intern will support the Communications and Creative team in its efforts to amplify the voices of girls around the world. Assembly, Malala Fund’s Webby Award-winning digital publication and newsletter, is a platform for girls and young women to share their thoughts, challenges and accomplishments — and for all of us to learn about this new generation of leaders. The Editorial Intern will research, write and edit original content for Assembly. The ideal candidate is a highly organised individual with strong writing skills.

This is a paid 12-week ($15.00/hour) internship working out of Malala Fund’s New York office, (but remotely from home during the COVID-19 crisis). Applicants should be able to commit to working 16 to 24 hours per week. Graduate and undergraduate applications welcome.

In addition, every Malala Fund intern will be offered opportunities to work on specific departmental projects based on the intern’s unique interest, talents and career aspirations, as well as:

  • Opportunities to attend special virtual events to observe and take notes as possible.
  • Individualised resume help and mentorship
  • Access to Malala Fund's e-learning portal, with over 1,000 online courses.

III. Specific responsibilties will include

  • Research and write a variety of content for Assembly, Malala Fund’s digital publication and newsletter.
  • Participate in editorial meetings to brainstorm and generate creative ideas for articles and how to expand Assembly’s global reach.
  • Reach out to potential contributors.
  • Help maintain Assembly’s websites by formatting posts and updating content.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Translate posts (if fluent in a second language).

IV. Qualifications and experience

  • Previous internship or work experience in a related area.
  • Demonstrated interest in communications or journalism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with previous experience in copyediting and knowledge of AP style.
  • Demonstrable, research skills.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise workload and work well under pressure.
  • Maintain high degree of confidentiality with sensitive organisational matters and interact professionally at all internal/external levels.
  • Second language desirable.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.

Malala Fund is committed to racial equity and social justice. We actively seek applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities, to provide a wide range of perspectives, ideas, views and insights into the strategy, policies, culture and ambitions of Malala Fund. We would particularly welcome intern applications from candidates who have lived in countries in which Malala Fund is operating.

V. How to Apply

By 16 May 2021, please respond to the following writing prompt in one short paragraph: Tell us about an article or idea you’d like to pitch for Assembly and why you think it’s a good idea. Send your writing prompt response, cover letter, resume and two additional writing samples or press clips (four to six pages total) through the application portal on our website.

Please note that due to the very high number of applications we receive every time a position is posted, we are unfortunately only able to respond directly to candidates with whom we wish to move forward in the interview process. Malala Fund is committed to safeguarding children and employment with our team is conditional upon successfully completing a background check.