Communications Intern at ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)

  • ActionAid works with poor people in over 40 countries across the world. Our goal? To end poverty. We believe in doing things differently. We know that with the right opportunities, poor people will find their own solutions – and build new lives.
    ActionAid Nigeria commenced programmatic operations in January 2000 after a Country appraisal which found poverty…

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    Communications Intern

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Abuja
    • Job Field Internships / Volunteering&nbsp , Media / Advertising / Branding&nbsp

    Contract: Short Term
    Line Management: None  
    Reporting to: Communications Coordinator 


    • The Communication Intern’s position is an opportunity offered by ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) for young graduates to earn a post NYSC experience. It is therefore both a learning and value-adding relationship between interns and AAN.
    • The intern is expected to take advantage of the space offered for experience gathering, self-development, while providing quality service to ActionAid Nigeria.

    Job Purpose

    • The Communications Intern will be responsible for assigned communications roles including supporting the execution of the organisation’s communications strategy, social media strategy, managing organisation’s prioritised social media channels – including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn.
    • S / he will liaise with the Communications Coordinator in providing support for the different thematic functions at AAN on publications, social media, publicity & press relations to drive the advocacy arm of AAN.  

    Job Responsibilities
    Support Campaigns and Communications activities:

    • Provide support and participate in campaign activities directly handled in the unit
    • Provide support and participate in all inter-thematic policy advocacy and campaign initiatives
    • Provide support and participate in monitoring, documentation, dissemination and encouragement of critical debate, and mainstreaming of public policy advocacy.
    • Support case study collections related to policy and campaigns works  

    Social Media Community Management:

    • Work on the organisation’s social media platforms
    • Work with the Communications Coordinator on all AAN online activities
    • Work on seamless linkages of the organisation’s social media accounts (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube LinkedIn and other social media platforms), ensuring uniform content and tone of voice for landing pages, graphics, and other elements
    • Increase the number of followers we have on Twitter.
    • Monitoring and replying to communications on the platforms under the guidance of Communications Coordinator.
    • Posting information, uploading photos and videos on the platforms daily or as is directed by Communications Coordinator.
    • Make use of relevant tools like Tweet Deck to plan for weekends and holidays; LinkedIn polls and surveys to build our social media footprint and reputation; and other tools like SlideShare, YouTube, Paper. Li, Scribd, Reddit, Digg and StumbleUpon.
    • Work with relevant teams and projects’ leads to implement other channel-specific campaigns (e.g. uploading photos to Flickr, videos to YouTube, etc)
    • Perform any other assigned responsibilities as it relates to the Communications hub and implementation of AAN Communications Strategy   

    Key Relationships:

    • Internal Relationships: Entire AAN staff
    • External Relationships: Media, Communications Consultants/service providers, CSOs, relevant Government agencies and partners

    Persons Specifications
    Education / Qualifications:

    • Essential: First degree in Mass Communication or any relevant field.  
    • Desirable: Membership of relevant professional Institute Experience  


    • Relevant NYSC experience in the related fields is essential.
    • Knowledge of the social media platforms  
    • Content production; video, graphics design and photography experience is essential


    • Experience working in Digital and Mainstream Media sector is desirable  

    Skills/ Abilities:

    • Strong communication and writing skills
    • Good computer skills especially in the use of publishing tools
    • Multi-tasking skills is essential
    • Excellent planning and prioritization skills is essential


    • Content production / Photography skills

    Personal Qualities:

    • A person of integrity
    • Creative and takes initiative.
    • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
    • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times
    • Effectively promote the AAN’s mission, values and objectives

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should complete the “Internship Application Form” and send in an MS Word attachment to: [email protected] Subject line of emails must state clearly, Job title of position applied for and Location e.g. Communications Intern – Abuja.

    Click here to download Internship Application Form (MS Word)


    • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Submitted CVs will be disregarded.
    • ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment. Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
    • We respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.
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