Intern communications & marketing

Intern communications & marketing

iCRA is a not-for-profit service provider, dedicated to improving the livelihoods of farmers and communities.

We invest in people, their skills and (business) relationships to build solid foundations for successful interventions and sustainable impact.  iCRA supports individuals, networks, businesses, institutions and organisations to make connections and find solutions at the source - to the benefit of all.

iCRA has its head offices in Wageningen, the Netherlands and has an office in Montpelier, France. We our represented by the ‘iCRA group’ of certified trainers and consultants in the Global South. We are most active in Africa and Latin America.

Communications context

iCRA went through a rebranding last year. As an organisation that has worked in the research, education and agriculture sector for more than 35 years, we were mostly known for our open entry courses.

However, over the years we grew and gained extensive experience in running projects. iCRA does a lot of work with universities, TVETs and research centres to transform curricula, delivery and policies to prepare the next generations of highly skilled and entrepreneurial graduates and research that matches the need of the farming communities. iCRA also works on value chain support projects. We provide agribusiness coaching to improve the performance of smallholder supply chains. By focussing on professional & trustful business relationships and improved negotiation & contracting, we work towards sustainable win-win situations that last.

In 2018, iCRA got a new branding, housestyle and communications approach. Our main communication goals for 2019/2020 are:

  • To bring the content of our work to the surface and share this with our partners
  • Develop materials that help staff tell the story of iCRA
  • Become a go-to organisation on the topics of education and capacity building in agriculture and beyond (positioning)
  • Become a go-to organisation on the topics of youth employment and inclusion in agriculture (positioning)
  • Promote our professional courses to a wider audience

Communication intern – role and responsibilities

We are looking for an ambitious intern to work alongside iCRA’s “Branding and Communications” specialist. Your main tasks will be to provide support in everyday activities, with an emphasis on:

  • Preparing (course) mailings 
  • Preparing communications materials
  • Developing online content for website and social media (think about interviewing colleagues about their projects, reporting on one of our courses…)
  • Develop a new and exciting social media strategy
  • Explore other options for online positioning (advertising, webinars…) 
  • Prepare and develop documents and presentations in the new iCRA housestyle

Education and experience

  • Bachelor or Master student in (global) communications, marketing, branding or similar field
  • Education and/or experience in international development desirable
  • Experience working with design programmes such as Adobe Indesign, photoshop, illustrator
  • Great writing and storytelling skills
  • Experience working with Mailchimp preferred
  • Knowledge of online landscape & social media strategies.
  • Knowledge and/or affinity with not-for-profit work
  • Knowledge and/or affinity with the agriculture sector
  • Visual capacities – photography and/or video
  • Fluent or native in English. - Dutch, French or Spanish = bonuspoints!

What we offer

We are offering an internship of 6 months that will allow you to experience working in the non-profit sector and contribute to our work in improving capacities in the Global South for a more sustainable and profitable agriculture sector. Your mentor is a communications specialist with up to ten years of international experience in the sector. You will be coached in the development of strategies as well as in implementation. You will work in a small but very international office in Wageningen.  We are flexible to discuss the number of days a week you wish to come and support us. iCRA does offer a stipend for interns.

Enthusiastic? Please send your CV and motivation before October 21st. 2019 to rieke.weel@icra.global

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