Jobs – Marketing Outreach Intern (Abuja)

She Leads Africa believes in the power of young African women to build amazing careers and businesses, serve as community leaders and influencers, and eventually take over the world.

Our MotherlandMoguls, as we affectionately call them, are the reason we exist – to provide them with more inspiring and educational content to help them live their best lives.
We’re looking for a Digital Marketing Growth Intern to ensure that all our MotherlandMoguls around the globe know about us, and have access to all our inspiring content and FREE resources.

About the Marketing Outreach Intern Role:

The Marketing Outreach intern will help grow the SLA community in both Abuja and Kaduna in preparation for our Lafiya Lifestyle Expo event on June 30, 2018.

What Digital Marketing Growth Interns do:

  1. Manage Influencer and Organisation Outreach 
  2. Manage Participant Outreach
  3. Help to manage content creation alongside the Marketing Manager

Responsibilities

  • Curate a list of up to 50+ influencers in the Abuja and Kaduna;
  • Create communications to send to influencers with proposals for post swaps, promotion and ticket giveaways – target at least 10+ post swaps;
  • Curate a list of up to 20+ media companies in Abuja and Kaduna;
  • Curate a list of up to 20+ relevant women’s organisations and universities in Abuja and Kaduna;
  • Create communications to send to groups with proposals for sponsored social media and/or radio and television promotion and ticket giveaways – target at least 5+ giveaways/promotions
  • Draft 20+ Facebook and twitter posts to promote Lafiya Lifestyle expo weekly;
  • Coordinate with the content team to have posts about Lafiya Lifestyle scheduled across all social media platforms
  • Draft, send and track WhatsApp messages and emails to interest leads;
  • Perform other similar tasks to help the Marketing Manager for Lafiya Lifestyle Expo, and;
  • Assist the Program Manager on the ground on the day of Lafiya Lifestyle Expo

Requirements:

  • Based in Abuja
  • Research skills
  • Written communication skills

Reporting Structure

The Marketing Outreach Intern will report directly to a Marketing Manager through a check-in and check-out process.

Submit your application here:

Please note only those successful will be contacted for interviews.

Jobs – SLAY Festival Business Development Intern

She Leads Africa believes in the power of young African women to build amazing careers and businesses, serve as community leaders and influencers, and eventually take over the world.

Our MotherlandMoguls, as we affectionately call them, are the reason we exist – to provide them with more inspiring and educational content to help them live their best lives.
We’re looking for a Business Development Intern to assist in the planning and liaising with clients and vendors for SLAY Festival Johannesburg.

About the Business Development Intern Role:

The Business Development intern will help build the business development pipeline for SLAY Festival Johannesburg.

Responsibilities

  • Researching brands to host activations
  • Developing pitch documents
  • Identifying small businesses to serve as vendors
  • Manage the vendor application and selection process

Requirements:

  • Ability to be based in Johannesburg for the duration of the Internship
  • Minimum four-month commitment
  • 1-2 years experience in a relevant field is preferred
  • Skills including, but not limited to:

+ Research
+ Graphic design and presentation skills
+ Written communication skills

Reporting Structure

The Digital Marketing Growth Intern will report directly to their manager through a check-in and check-out process.

Submit your application here:

Submit the application by Thursday, May 31st 2018. Please note only those successful will be contacted for interviews.

Jobs – Digital Marketing Growth Intern

She Leads Africa believes in the power of young African women to build amazing careers and businesses, serve as community leaders and influencers, and eventually take over the world.

Our MotherlandMoguls, as we affectionately call them, are the reason we exist – to provide them with more inspiring and educational content to help them live their best lives.
We’re looking for a Digital Marketing Growth Intern to ensure that all our MotherlandMoguls around the globe know about us, and have access to all our inspiring content and FREE resources.

About the Digital Marketing Growth Intern Role:

The Digital Marketing Growth intern will help grow the SLA Instagram account in key target cities including Johannesburg, Nairobi, and Accra.

What Digital Marketing Growth Interns do:

  1. Spread the word: Advertise and publicise SLA through conversation and interaction with our Instagram account.
  2. Act as a contact point between the SLA Team and our audience Give us feedback and new ideas.
  3. Connect with women and women groups in the target geographies and dominate their city.

Responsibilities

  • Engaging with our current followers in target cities
  • Researching influencers and micro media outlets in target cities
  • Developing creative concepts to boost engagement
  • Running Instagram Lives and contests with local influencers

Requirements:

  • Minimum four-month commitment
  • No specific job experience required
  • No specific location requirement (i.e you can work remotely if you have a laptop and solid internet connection, however time zone aligned with WAT is preferred)
  • Skills including, but not limited to:

+ Graphic design
+ Data analysis
+ Research
+ General understanding of social media trends

Reporting Structure

The Digital Marketing Growth Intern will report directly to one of the SLA co-founders through a check-in and check-out process.

Submit your application here:

Submit the application by Thursday, May 31st 2018. Please note only those successful will be contacted for interviews.

How to land an Internship at the International Labour Organisation

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) was created in 1919 and serves as the leading U.N. agency dealing with labour issues. The headquarters of the ILO is located in Switzerland employing some 2,700 officials from over 150 nations at its headquarters in Geneva and in around 40 field offices around the world.

Among these officials, 900 work in technical cooperation programmes and projects.

Here’s what you need to know

The internship program requires you to be enrolled in or have completed a Masters Degree. The work of the ILO is really diverse, so your specialization does not need to be in labour or international policy etc. Take a look at the different departments to see where your interest could lay.

The duration of the internship can be between 3 to 6 months. This usually depends on matters such as funding or whether you will be working on a particular project. It is definitely better to apply for the full 6 months, if you get three months there is an opportunity for extension of your contract.

Brush up your language skills, the main language spoken in Geneva is French and with the three working languages of the ILO being Spanish, French, and English. Having a primary or proficient knowledge of two out of the three will be a great way to get around and will boost your chances of an internship.

We all know that most internships are unpaid, leading a lot of young graduates into debt and dire living circumstances. Fortunately, the ILO pays its interns a stipend which is enough to live in Geneva, subject to a nice and tight budget).

Geneva is one of the most expensive cities to live in but don’t let that be a deterrent. It is doable, despite the fact that everyone loves to remind you how expensive it is. But you are a Motherland mogul, you know how to budget!

Applying for the internship

You can apply for the internship through the ILO generic internship roster, which is published several times per year.The roster will be made available to all departments within the Office. Find the right department! Read up on the different departments and their work to see where your interest lies.

This will help you hone your application to the actual department, the internship experience is considered a learning experience rather than a work experience. You want to be able to get the most out of it so you can build your professional skills in your field.

You can apply to the internship roster and wait to be contacted by a department when an internship position opens up.

Getting there

I hope you got your savings right because of the cost of travel, insurance, and accommodation, as well as living expenses, are your responsibility, as an intern. You gotta pay your own way girl.

Moving can be extremely costly so be prepared to bear those costs. If you can get sponsorship that would be amazing. You really have to think about whether it is worth it and how feasible it actually is.

So Motherland Mogul, is it worth it?

Internships really do have their costs and benefits. And considering moving to another continent is a bigger battle on its own. So, as with all things you do, you have to think about whether it is what you want.

The risk is definitely worth the reward. Currently, internships are the best way to get your foot in the door and build your career at international organizations such as the ILO.

One of the lines you will constantly hear is that the internship program is not intended to lead to a career in the ILO. This is true, there is no guarantee of a position after your internship so you have to put your networking skills to use and your resourcefulness to further your career either at the ILO or any of the other organizations in Geneva.

You will be exposed to the structure of the United Nations and its specialized agencies. The work environment is multicultural and multi-faceted, and the networking opportunities are endless as you will meet not only your colleagues but people from around the world who attend conferences and meetings at the ILO.

This exposure is unbelievable, you just have to know how to make the best of the internship.


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Jobs – SLAYbassador Intern

PR career

About the SLAYbassador Program

The SLAYbassador program is designed for devoted SLA followers who want to help spread the SLA vision and dream of a world dominated by Motherland Moguls. A SLAYbassador becomes an SLA voice when SLA can’t be there.

What SLAYbassadors do:

  1. Spread the word: Advertise and publicise SLA through conversation and interaction with our digital media.
  2. Act as a contact point between the SLA Team and our audience Give us feedback and new ideas.
  3. Connect with SLAYbassadors in their area and dominate their city

About the SLAYbassador Intern Role

The SLAYbassador Intern will take care of all things SLAYbassador! We need a team member who loves SLA, wants to share all of SLA’s inspiration and knowledge, grow our community and eventually help us take over the world!

Your job would be to take complete ownership of the SLAYbassador program, this includes marketing the program, managing all new SLAYbassadors, ensuring they are getting what we promised and helping with any problems that may come the SLAYbassador way.

Reporting Structure

The SLAYbassador Intern will report directly to the Head of Community through a check-in and check-out process.

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that the SLAYbassador program runs smoothly and the numbers of SLAYbassadors continue to increase
  • Manage the new SLAYbassadors by onboarding them with their welcome e-mails and ensuring they are mentioned in the weekly SLA newsletter.
  • Ensuring that the SLAYbassadors receive all the benefits to the program promised
  • Continue to think of new and creative ways we can use the SLAYbassadors to help grow the SLA brand
  • Continue to think of new and creative ways we can keep the SLAYbassadors happy and wanting to help us grow the SLA brand
  • Help launch the SLAYbassador meetups in the cities with the largest number of SLAYbassadors
  • Continue to think of ways to we can advertise and promote the SLAYbassador program
  • Be the main point of contact between the partners of the program and SLA
  • Dealing with all issues that arise from the SLAYbassador program (this includes technical issues)

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Good knowledge of the use of IT tools (Ms.Office etc.)

There are no location requirements for this role.

Submit your application here:

Submit the application by Friday, September 22nd 2017. Please note only those successful will be contacted for interviews.

 

 

9 reasons you should (seriously) consider an internship

Internship

I started giving proper thought to my career during my second year at university. The buzz towards the end of that period was crazy, and getting an internship was all everyone seemed to talk about. The energy was amazing; everybody wanted to get into big firms, especially the investment banks. I would be having lunch, walking along the corridors, working in the computer labs and it was the same – Goldman Sachs this, JP Morgan that, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas…my head almost exploded at a point because that’s all I would hear about.

I wasn’t particularly bothered about getting an internship because I had gained a considerable amount of part-time work experience up until that time, and I had a very well paying summer job coming up at Edexcel (now Pearson UK). I had really enjoyed doing the job the previous summer because of the large number of Nigerian students working there. It was serious fun and there must have been at least 100 of us young Nigerians working there at some point.

Anyway, a great friend and classmate of mine, Chitra, asked me if I had applied to any of the investment banks. I said, “Nope, Edexcel pays very well and I enjoy the work.” She must have thought I was crazy, because she gave me an, ‘Are you ok? Can’t you see what your mates are doing?’ look.

She managed to convince me to put in at least ONE application. I procrastinated for a few days before deciding to check the websites. Lo and behold, I was too late – I had missed all the application deadlines (or so I thought).

I didn’t even feel bad, thinking ‘it wasn’t meant to be’. It must have been a few days later when she asked, “Did you check the Credit Suisse website?” I was like “Errr”…Anyway she told me it was still open and that the deadline was that day. I was like “Today? How am I supposed to get it done in a few hours?” Long story short, I dropped everything else, put in my application and forgot about it. I was convinced they wouldn’t call me because of how I rushed to get it done.

Imagine my surprise when I got called for a telephone interview – I couldn’t believe it. I passed the phone interview, and was invited to attend a 9-hour assessment centre (story for another day). I somehow managed to make it through that successfully, and the rest, as they say, is history.

It was an A M A Z I N G experience. I got to meet and learn from so many brilliant people and was especially fortunate to have a great boss who helped me gain clarity with regards to a decision I had been struggling with for a while, like whether or not to do a master’s degree – I ended up not doing it).

Best of all, though, was the lunch. They had ALL sorts in there, Italian, Indian, Chinese – you name it. Even the dessert was nice. I always looked forward to lunch because of the many different options.

Anyway, let me get down to the real reason I wrote this post. What competitive advantage did my 3 months at Credit Suisse give me? Why should YOU intern?

Internships are one of the best ways to get your foot in the door in terms of getting a full time role. Work hard while you’re there, and there’s a good chance you’ll be asked back. I was made a full time offer for a graduate position immediately after my internship and this meant I didn’t have to worry about applying for jobs in my final year.

Upgrade your CV

Even if you’re not made an offer where you interned, the experience will seriously boost your CV and increase your chances of getting a job elsewhere.

Test drive a career path you’re interested in

I was bent on getting into the telecoms industry after graduation because I enjoyed all the telecoms modules I took as an undergrad. I’m glad I got a chance to intern because my experience at Credit Suisse was a key turning point in terms of helping me discover what I really enjoy doing. (I eventually did my NYSC at a telecoms company and I absolutely hated it).

Develop key transferable skills

An internship is a great opportunity to hone your existing skills and develop new ones, which employers are always looking out for when recruiting.

Learn the importance of work ethic

The workplace is very different from the school environment and the best way to learn work etiquette is in a real life work environment.

Build your network

You get to meet new people and build relationships you can leverage. ALL the jobs I’ve had since NYSC (and I mean ALL 5 jobs since 2009) have been through the network I’ve built over time.

Get professional training

I was ‘trained professionally’ for the first time during my internship. It was the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) training and must have been worth around $150 at the time. Not only did I get it free, I learnt some concepts that I still use today.

Earn a salary

While some internships are unpaid, mine was very well paid and I remember thinking ‘WOW’. It gave me an idea of what I could possibly earn as a full time graduate trainee. Besides, who (especially as a student) doesn’t like some extra cash? 😀

Boost your confidence

The experience seriously boosted my confidence because I had to hit the ground running in terms of the tasks I was assigned. I also had to learn and apply new concepts very quickly in a ‘real-life’ setting. This made me feel like I could achieve anything I set my mind to.

So, what’s holding you back from an internship? I hear many young job seekers complaining about the lack of opportunities in terms of jobs out there and while this is true, there are many ways you can help yourself get a few steps ahead and an internship is one of them.

There’s an absolutely amazing website called Stutern (by Jobberman) that you can use to find out about and apply for internships in Nigeria – I seriously suggest you check it out and apply for any opportunities that interest you.