MADRE Media Summer Intern

  • Internship
  • Part Time
  • Temporary
  • Telecommute (Remote)
  • This position has been filled

Website MADRE

Founded in 1983, MADRE is an international human rights organization that transcends geographies and generations to deliver sustainable gender, racial, climate, and disability justice. We foster a world where women and girls, and other marginalized groups, fully participate in shaping policies and decision making, their expertise and leadership is recognized and upheld, and they equitably hold power and resources within their communities.
MADRE’s unique approach prioritizes and centers the grassroots partners in our far-reaching global networks. We focus on building long-term relationships with the local leaders who are experts in their own communities’ needs. Together, we pursue a holistic approach to change, integrating grantmaking, capacity bridging, and advocacy to achieve gender, racial, climate, and disability justice.
Learn more about MADRE’s work at:

Investing in Tomorrow’s Leaders
MADRE believes in investing in the leaders of tomorrow. Internships provide a platform for emerging leaders to develop critical skills, gain exposure to global issues, and build a network of like-minded individuals. Our hope is that these experiences empower interns to become lifelong advocates for women’s rights and social justice.

Join Us in Making a Difference
If you are passionate about making a positive impact and are committed to advancing the rights of women and girls, an internship at MADRE is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and supportive team dedicated to creating a more just and equitable world.
Join us in the journey to create lasting change and contribute your skills, passion, and energy to the global movement for women’s human rights. Together, we can make a difference.

Position Summary
MADRE communications and marketing is driven by raising the visibility of our brand and theory of change. When one thinks about how to achieve a just world and uphold human rights, we want them to think of MADRE and our grassroots partners’ work.
This internship will allow for a front-row seat into the workings of a communications and marketing nonprofit team, with a deep level of earned media knowledge gained.
This intern reports to the Content Supervising Manager and primarily supports and learns new skills in earned media by assisting with the operational tasks of MADRE’s efforts to seek press coverage of our organization, our work, and our partners.

Position Description
The media intern will primarily support MADRE’s earned media efforts. They will learn the ins and outs of raising visibility in traditional media for a human rights and feminist fund organization. The position involves supporting the team to get press content out the door, to find quality media placements and mentions for our essential work, to get moving quotes and stories from our partners and staff into the world, and to keep track of our newsworthy accomplishments and relationships.

Core Responsibilities

  • Build up and maintain a media tracking database, media relationship
    profiles, and storybank
  • Assist in curating material for media pitches and press releases
  • Occasionally write initial drafts of pitches and press releases
  • Coordinate logistics of media training for MADRE staff and partners
  • Research new media relationships and opportunities


  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to navigate databases easily
  • Strong research and organizational skills

Working Conditions:
This internship requires eligibility to work in the United States and is remote.

Stipend: $3,600
Minimum duration: 12 weeks
Minimum hours/week: 15 hours
(This comes to a minimum hourly rate of $20/hour.)


To Apply
Please apply and submit your resume with a cover letter to [email protected]. Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible. The submission deadline is May 10, 2024.

EEOC Statement
MADRE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Black, Indigenous, People of Color, recent immigrants, persons with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ people, and other historically marginalized people from under-represented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence by integrating an intersectional justice lens into all our recruitment efforts.
Studies have shown that people from historically marginalized groups are less likely to apply for specific positions unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications listed in a job description. MADRE values lived experience and we are highly committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization that centers on intersectional justice. We actively seek to reach candidates from directly impacted communities.