Policy and Advocacy Intern


Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD) is looking for a Policy and Advocacy Intern, who will work closely with GFMD’s Executive Director and our Policy and Advocacy Manager.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Assistance in coordination, promotion, and reporting of GFMD policy, advocacy and learning meetings and other GFMD project activities.
  • Writing policy and advocacy materials, drafting policy briefings/papers and statements, and creating and managing content for the GFMD newsletters, website, resource pages, and social media pages.
  • Gathering evidence, data, and best practices analysis for the implementation of GFMD’s digital advocacy projects and mechanisms.
  • Assist with the strategic planning and execution of the Tech and Journalism Mechanism’s objectives and procedures as outlined in the Terms of Reference.
  • Assist with the internal case management processes and protocols, including communication protocol with users, tech platforms, experts, and partners, as well as documentation filing, storage, and retrieval protocols and practices.
  • Collecting and keeping track of relevant project monitoring and evaluation data.

Qualification and requirements:

  • Pursuing a degree in Development/International Cooperation, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Law or Media Studies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes, especially Excel, and proficiency in Google Workspace tools. Knowledge of Trello, Jotform, Slack, and other tools will be an asset.
  • Excellent English written and verbal communications skills to produce reports and interact with internal and external partners. Other languages are an asset.
  • Project management skills
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

In addition to the essential skills and experiences listed above, the following are essential for this role:

  • Research skills

This is a four-month paid position (20-30 hours/week from the end of February until the end of June 2024) with the possibility of an extension that is open to remote applicants; living in Brussels is not required (but preferred).

How to apply

To apply for this position, please send an email to GFMD Advocacy and Policy Manager, Laura Becana Ball at [email protected] explaining why you are interested in the internship in no more than 400 words and attach your CV and an example of your writing.

Application deadline – 16 February 2024.

For more information about GFMD internships, please click here.


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