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INTERNSHIP TITLE: Indonesia – ACCCRN Social Media Marketing and Communications Intern

INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Jakarta, Indonesia or remote internship will also be considered

DATES OF INTERNSHIP: mid-May 2016 to mid-August 2016

LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: 3 Months

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR THE INTERNSHIP: This is an unpaid internship
  • Mercy Corps responsibilities
For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
Business Travel

ISOS
  • Intern responsibilities
Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
  • Accommodation
  • Living Costs
  • Flights and International Transport
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Health Insurance
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
ACCCRN was established in 2008. It is an initiative/program founded by the Rockefeller Foundation aiming to strengthen the capacity of over 50 rapidly urbanizing cities in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam to survive, adapt, and transform in the face of climate related stress and shocks. As the program is coming to an end in 2016 to continue achieving our goal, the ACCCRN network has been set up to provide support and a platform for practitioners around the world to connect and work together in support of a resilient urban community. We are a newly established initiative, operating regionally in Asia, and have presence in five countries namely Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
 We believe our power is in the hands of the people that are working in this field everyday to create communities and cities that are able to bounce back from climate change impact, improve and be resilient. We believe by connecting these change makers we will be able to reduce current trends of inequity in cities across Asia and give increasingly marginalized communities a say in their city’s future.

Our mission statement is:
“Connecting people to build inclusive urban climate change resilience”
We will achieve this impact by providing a platform for learning and collaboration, fostering knowledge sharing, advocating or campaigning for change, and research.

The ACCCRN communications team supports ACCCRN in achieving its goal through the promotion of program activities, campaigning awareness, produce communication materials such as info-graphics, and dissemination of information essential for exchange learning on Urban Climate Change Resilience, mainly through social media and online platform. The aim of the social media and communication team is to increase engagement and participation of ACCCRN.net existing members and to attract new members to join the community.

The intern(s) will support and participate in the work of the program. Areas of focus will be developing communication strategy and raise ACCCRN.net profile virtually to enable us in achieving our mission.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the completion of this internship, the intern will:
  • Be contributing to the growth of a social enterprise in the urban climate change resilience in Asia.
  • Have practical experience of how communication could be applied in international development areas.
  • Have practical experience on the use of communication strategy to raise awareness and capacity of practitioners and reaching to targeted beneficiaries.
  • Have practical experience how to create communication/campaigning materials that would fit with the language and needs of our diverse members in many different countries.
  • Have experience working with a diverse international team.
  • Understand core elements of social media and online platform outreach.
DELIVERABLES:
The Intern will support the team through the following activities:
  • Developing and finalizing ACCCRN.net communication strategy and recommending ways for ACCCRN.net to communicate effectively to our beneficiaries.
  • Maintaining and maximizing the use of social media and online platform to reach our members and attract potential members.
  • Conducting a detailed analysis of ACCCRN.net social media metrics
  • Ensuring that our social media and online platform enable us to raise the ACCCRN.net profile with influential people and institutions.
  • Provide recommendations for refining the ACCCRN.net social media strategy.
IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate-level study, complete or in progress, in communications, marketing, or related field, or advanced university-level study with equivalent research and/or work experience.
  • Prior quantitative research experience in social media and online platform marketing.
  • Experience conducting research and analysis from primary and secondary data sources.
  • Interest or prior study of ethnography of communication and/or sociolinguistics is an asset.
LIVING CONDITIONS:
Indonesia has a characteristically tropical climate with abundant rainfall, high-temperatures and humidity. The rainy season is from October to April. The average temperature is around 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit). Indonesia’s capital is Jakarta and other main cities are Bandung, Jayapura, Makassar, Medan, Palembang and Surabaya. The five main islands of the country are Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi and Irian Jaya (the western half of New Guinea island).

Jakarta today (GMT+7):

As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta is known as the center of business, government, entertainment, and education as well. In 2011, Jakarta ranked 17th among the world’s 200 largest city and ranked 11th as the fastest growth cities in the world. As one of high populated provinces in Indonesia and become the center of all, Jakarta is infamous of its traffic jams especially before office hour and after office hour during weekdays. January until mid-February is critical months for Jakarta related with flood. Due to rainy season and bad infrastructure, most of the area in Jakarta will be flooded and may caused a terrible traffic.

Transportation:
Blue Bird group is the most reliable taxi service provider company in Jakarta and few other cities of Indonesia (Including Bali). These taxies are easily available through the hotel concierge or by stopping one on the street. Blue Bird Group has two services: the regular, blue-colored “Blue Bird” (recommended) or an executive (and slightly higher cost) black-sedan “Silver Bird,” from the specially-marked “Silver Bird”. Mercy Corps has started corporate use of the “Blue Bird” taxi in Jakarta for its reliability and cost effectiveness.

Security overview:
Mercy Corps visitors should be aware of a number of security concerns that may occur in Indonesia including crime, natural disasters, infectious disease and other illness, vehicular accidents and terrorist attacks. Although the overall security situation in Indonesia is calm and no major security incident has been reported during the last year, however some organizations and embassies have been keeping it on high security alert for several years. It is important that all visitors be vigilant about their security, and maintains contact with the Mercy Corps Security Focal Point at all times. A copy of the constant companion provided in this folder with an additional “Pocket” copy to be carried all the times for emergency contact.

Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC's policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.

Closing Date: 29 Apr 2016