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Institute for Security Studies (ISS): Communication Internships 2024 New Application

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is currently seeking enthusiastic and dynamic individuals for our Communication Internship program. As a Communication Intern, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the impactful work of ISS while gaining hands-on experience in communication strategies within the context of international security issues.

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  • Content Creation: Assist in the creation of engaging and informative content for various platforms, including social media, the ISS website, and other communication channels.
  • Media Monitoring: Monitor news outlets and social media platforms for relevant security-related content, and provide regular updates to the communication team.
  • Social Media Management: Contribute to the management of ISS social media accounts by drafting posts, scheduling content, and engaging with online communities.
  • Research Support: Conduct research on communication trends, audience engagement strategies, and relevant security topics to support the development of communication materials.
  • Event Support: Assist in the planning and coordination of communication-related events, including webinars, press conferences, and workshops.
  • Educational Background: Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a degree program in Communication, Journalism, International Relations, or a related field.
  • Communication Skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills in English. Proficiency in additional languages is an asset.
  • Digital Literacy: Familiarity with social media platforms, content management systems, and basic graphic design tools.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively in a multicultural and interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Passion for Security Issues: Demonstrated interest in international security, peace, and governance in Africa.
Job Benefits
  • Learning Opportunities: Gain valuable experience in communication strategies within the context of international security.
  • Networking: Connect with experts and professionals in the field of security studies.
  • Skill Development: Enhance your writing, research, and communication skills in a real-world setting.
  • Certificate of Completion: Receive a certificate upon successful completion of the internship.
  1. Prepare Your Application Materials:
    • Craft a compelling cover letter expressing your interest in the internship, highlighting relevant skills and experiences.
    • Update your resume to reflect your educational background, work experience, and any relevant skills.
    • Include a writing sample that showcases your ability to communicate effectively.
  2. Compose an Email:
    • Create a new email addressed to the specified email contact provided in the job description.
    • Use a professional subject line, such as "Application for Communication Intern Position - [Your Full Name]."
  3. Attach Application Materials:
    • Attach your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the email in PDF format.
    • Ensure the file names are clear and include your name.
  4. Write a Concise Email Body:
    • In the body of the email, briefly introduce yourself and express your interest in the Communication Internship at ISS.
    • Mention where you found the job posting and the title of the position.
    • Include any additional information or context you find relevant.
  5. Submit Your Application:
    • Double-check that you have attached all the required documents.
    • Carefully proofread your email to ensure there are no typos or errors.
    • Click "Send" to submit your application.
  6. Follow-Up:
    • If you do not receive a confirmation email within a reasonable timeframe, consider following up to ensure your application was received.
    • Be patient and wait for the specified deadline for shortlisting. If you are shortlisted, you will likely be contacted for an interview.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Research Services
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
July 10, 2024
Valid through
January 17, 2027
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