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China Communications Intern

China Communications Intern

PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT WITH INTELLIGENCE. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. with thirty years of triggering and affecting systemic change to protect the Earth’s environment. Over the last three decades, EIA has established a unique paradigm of methods – including pioneering the use of undercover investigations and audio and video recordings – to expose environmental crime and drive change.

EIA is seeking an excited and innovative intern to join one of the most dynamic advocacy teams in Washington DC. Working in close collaboration with the Asia Policy Specialist and other China, Forest, and Communications Team members, the China Communications Intern, will dedicate their energy and creative talent to further the goals of the Campaign goals to halt illegal logging and illicit deforestation.

The initial anticipated length of this internship is 4 months with the possibility of extension. This is a paid internship.

This internship will entail a diversity of activities including:

  • Assisting with the drafting of media posts for Chinese social media platforms on a regular basis to maximize audience engagement and retention;
  • Incorporating graphics, data visuals, audio and/or video to enhance engagement with content;
  • Assisting with drafting communications in fluent Chinese intended for a variety of audiences, tailoring the formality and tone to the audience;
  • Thinking creatively about how EIA can reach a wide non-expert Chinese audience.

The intern should be able to demonstrate familiarity and solid understanding of:

  • China’s media landscape and diverse social media platforms, as well as other traditional Chinese media such as newspapers, magazines, and white papers;
  • China’s legislative process and political environment, and use that understanding to strategize the content messaging.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree
  • At least two years of experience in actively producing social media content especially with skilled use of text, picture, video and other multimedia materials.
  • Fluent, professional verbal and written Mandarin Chinese
  • Currently authorized to work legally in the United States as an intern.
  • Available to work a minimum of 20 hours/week.
  • Proficiency with a variety of image, video, and/or photo-editing software
  • Comfort with basic data manipulation
  • Strong demonstrated oral and written communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • A collaborative and cooperative approach to work;
  • Close attention to detail;
  • Additional education or experience in one or more of the following areas: journalism, data communications, environmental policy, political science, business, finance, economics, supply chain management, procurement and/or international trade policy.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@eia-global.org with “China Communications Intern” in the subject line by February 25, 2021. Due to the high volume in applications received, we are only able to respond to those selected for interviews.

Applicants must be currently legally authorized to work the United States, and be able to provide proof of same.

EIA is an equal employment opportunity committed to workforce diversity. All Employment at EIA are decided on the basis of merit, qualifications and business need.

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