ICRD is accepting communications and outreach internship applications.  The Communications and Outreach Intern will work with ICRD’s communications staff – providing broad support to ICRD’s communication and fundraising efforts, including: social media, marketing or graphic design, researching and pursuing new funding opportunities, conducting grant management and reporting and helping to develop effective fundraising and outreach strategies.

General Responsibilities:

  • Creating content for all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram);
  • Implementing existing and creating new social media campaigns;
  • Developing graphic design concepts for outreach materials;
  • Implement paid-search campaigns and PPC marketing strategies;
  • Maximizing use of existing crowd-sourcing platforms and identifying new ones;
  • Identifying government and private funding opportunities and recommending suitable program matches;
  • Assisting with the research and development of new project concepts;
  • Assisting with tracking of funding opportunities and corresponding action steps and deadlines;
  • Curating and updating website content;
  • Fall interns will assist with the end-of-year fundraising appeal. Spring interns will assist with all aspects of the annual fundraising dinner.


  1. Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate studies, or a recent graduate in Communications, Business, International Development, Media Studies or related fields;
  2. Preferred prior experience and proficiency with social media and/or fundraising;
  3. Enthusiasm for applying social media and outreach strategies in a nonprofit setting;
  4. Experience with Salesforce, Photoshop, graphic design and/or data analytics preferred;
  5. Commitment to religious pluralism;
  6. General interest in the fields of religion and conflict mitigation.

Duration and hours:

Internships will generally run from mid-January until mid-May, but start and end dates are flexible. Full-time availability (40h per week) is preferable, but applications for part-time positions (ca. 20-24h per week) will also be considered. All internship positions are unpaid.

How to Apply:

To be considered, send the following items as a single Word or PDF document to by November 18, 2019. Please label the attachment as “Last Name, First Name_ Program or Outreach Application”.

  1. Cover letter – Please indicate your date of availability.
  2. Resume – Please include your GPA, relevant work and extracurricular experience, language skills, academic major(s) and graduation year.
  3. References – Please include at least 2 references.
  4. Writing sample – Please submit a 1-3-page writing sample of your choice (may be excerpts from longer essays), or respond to the following question in 500 words or less (approx. 1 page): Where specifically in the world do you see religion having the greatest potential to resolve conflict, and why?
  5. Most recent academic transcript – You may attach them separately.

All applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

For more information, e-mail or call (202) 331-9404.