Global Advocacy Campaign And Communications Intern

Habitat For Humanity Washington , DC 20319

Posted 2 months ago

Posting Description

We are Habitat

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is known for its continuous efforts to pave the way for leading a brighter future for families in need. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. The Office of Government Relations and Advocacy (GRA) leads Habitat's efforts to advocate for systems, policies and attitudes that advance adequate, affordable housing around the world. Based in Washington, D.C., the GRA team builds the organization's advocacy capacity by providing the global Habitat network with strategic direction and support to effect change and allow Habitat to serve more families. Additionally, the GRA team maintains relationships with members of Congress, government agencies, non-profits, international organizations, and other policymakers in Washington, D.C. and around the world to inform, advocate, educate, and provide linkages to the field.

What will you build?

As a Global Advocacy Campaign Intern, you will support the Habitat for Humanity's global targeted advocacy campaigning functions. Currently we have two advocacy campaigns underway; one related to SDG 11; make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, as well as a campaign on EU funding. The position will report to the Global Engagement Specialist as well as work with other staff in Habitat's Government Relations and Advocacy Office as well as our Global Advocacy Team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about the role of advocacy campaigning, has exceptional writing, editing and communications experience to support driving our advocacy messaging forward to achieve our campaign goals. You will learn from participation on a wide array of projects related to Habitat's international policy work and your work to support the targeted advocacy campaigns. You will focus on supporting campaign communications strategy and managing many of its communications channels including email communications and twitter.

  • This position is 3-5 days/week, unpaid internship that must be performed remotely.

Flexible start/end dates between July and November 2020, with the potential to extend for longer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage content development and metrics analysis for twitter and email communications to inform the Habitat for Humanity network and increase public support global policy and advocacy priorities.

  • Support development of guidance tools and resources to support network policy and advocacy capacity building.

  • Proofread and edit documents produced by the team.

  • Attend external meetings, forums and events as requested by staff.

  • Additional responsibilities as needed and desired.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student

  • Attention to detail and ability to project manage multiple lines of work

  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills

  • Interest in and experience with managing social media channels

  • Understanding of international development and related public policies

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Active Support of HFHI Values


  • We are part of something bigger than ourselves


  • We do what's right, even when it is difficult or unpopular


  • We take personal responsibility for Habitat's mission

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Issue-based advocacy campaign, international and/or housing experience

What's in it for you?

You will gain a deeper understanding of how a global non-profit is moving beyond one house at a time and increasing its impact through changing policies that affect adequate shelter. In addition to increased campaign knowledge and skills, you will be exposed to other aspects of Habitat's government relations and advocacy work and will acquire a firm grasp of the housing sector and various advocacy tactics. We invite you to join in this journey with us to advocate the urgent need for adequate, affordable shelter. To learn more, visit

Safeguarding: HFHI requires that all employees take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities, and all those with whom we work. Managers at all levels have responsibilities to support and develop systems that create and maintain an environment that prevents harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, safeguards the rights of beneficiaries and community members (especially children), and promotes the implementation of Habitat for Humanity's code of conduct.

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