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Communications Intern, User Insights Lab, Clean Cooking Alliance

Position Overview

The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) works with a global network of partners to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who live each day without it. Established in 2010, CCA is driving consumer demand, mobilizing investment to build a pipeline of scalable businesses, and fostering an enabling environment that allows the sector to thrive. Clean cooking transforms lives by improving health, protecting the climate and environment, empowering women, and helping consumers save time and money. In alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals, CCA is working to achieve universal access to clean cooking by 2030.

CCA seeks to make high-impact clean cooking solutions desirable, affordable, and accessible for
consumers and viable for businesses to provide sustainably at scale. It supports companies that
design, manufacture, distribute, and retail biomass, ethanol, biogas, and LPG-based clean
cooking solutions in addition to more efficient wood and charcoal cookstoves. It also supports technology innovation with the aim to commercialize new technologies such as highly energy- efficient electric cookers for off-grid/mini-grid communities.

The UIL Summer 2024 Communications Intern will be an integral member of the team during a formative time in the UIL’s journey. The Intern will support the team as we sharpen the UIL’s messaging, expand the UIL’s web presence and brand recognition, and begin to share the impact of our work. The focus of the Intern’s role will be developing original content on UIL project’s for our CCA blog, website, newsletter and social media. Additional specific projects will be co-created with the Intern based on the candidate’s expertise and interest; for example, we are interested in creative storytelling approaches and building engaging graphic heavy content. Strong candidates will bring excellent written communication skills, experience authoring blog pieces and articles based on organizational projects, an understanding of how to drive website and social media traffic, and an interest in CCA’s mission.
This is a paid opportunity from May 28, 2024 through September 2, 2024, and offers an hourly compensation rate of $17.50 per hour for individuals currently enrolled in or recently graduated from (within 8 months of graduation) an associate degree or bachelor’s degree program; and $20 per hour for individuals currently enrolled in a graduate program.

This position is remote. Access to a computer with a reliable internet connection is required

Essential Functions

  • Draft blog posts, feature articles and other written materials that highlight the UIL's projects, results and approach.
  • Contribute to the UIL’s overall communications strategy, including providing input on key messages, formats and channels for sharing, and social media tactics.
  • Interview CCA staff and stakeholders (clean cooking enterprises, partner research organizations, etc) to develop original content for the UIL.
  • Develop content library of ideas and calendar for UIL communications.
  • Assist with ongoing webpage management, including posting and updating content and related research.
  • Draft digital messaging to be shared across CCA’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Support the development of UIL-led events.
  • Participate in relevant meetings, such as team meetings, all-staff meetings, internal webinars, and other learning opportunities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidate must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or must be a recent graduate (within 8 months of graduation) of a college or university.
  • Excellent writing skills; experience writing for a range of audiences and in different formats (e.g. blogs, website copy, success stories, newsletter articles)
  • Interest in energy access, climate action, global health, and women’s empowerment.
  • Creative mindset, a strong willingness to take initiative and a desire to learn.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience developing creative communications materials, graphic design skills (any software) desirable but not required.
  • Experience conducting interviews to produce articles or other communications pieces, preferred.
  • Knowledge of strategies to increase traffic to websites and blog articles (SEO, social media, click-through rates, etc.) desirable but not required.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in at least 1 of the following areas a plus: consumer insights research and strategy, diffusion of innovation, behavioral science, customer experience, social network analysis.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
  • Must have a personal laptop computer and access to the Internet.
  • Must be available to work a maximum of 29 hours per week.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.