Communications intern

Communications intern
05/05/2021 Webmaster

A Communications Intern (on voluntary basis, unpaid) to help us improve and manage the institute’s design, messaging, fundraising and campaigning.

Deadline for applications: 23 May 2021.

About JGI

Founded in 1977, the Jane Goodall Institute continues Dr. Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behaviour — research that transformed scientific perceptions of the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their natural habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programmes in Africa, and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, the global environmental and humanitarian youth programme, which has groups in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit

About JGI Belgium

The Jane Goodall Institute Belgium (JGI Be) is one of the local chapters for the Jane Goodall Institute across the globe. Established in 2005, JGI Be has around 90+ volunteers today, and 1 executive director that work closely together to bring to life Jane’s dream: to live in harmony with nature. JGI Be does this through various forest planting actions in Belgium and in Africa, our youth empowerment programme Roots & Shoots, and raising awareness & funds for animal protection.

What we are looking for:
  • Draft or edit content for webpages, newsletters and our social media
  • Organise and process documents and images for our archive, support the transfer to Google Docs
  • Support outreach efforts through local events and online initiatives
  • Gather and analyse data on the performance of JGI’s marketing and communications efforts
  • Assist with media relations including contact management, research and dissemination of press releases and image requests
  • Help coordinate communications activities with our volunteer team
  • Support the implementation of a new visual identity

Based on the candidates’ requirements for the internship, personal interests, and specialization we can be flexible regarding the tasks in mutual agreement.

What you bring:
  • An interest in working in a non-profit organisation and an interest in topics related to great apes, nature conservation, tree planting, or youth leadership development;
  • Solid writing and interpersonal skills, you don’t mind handling multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail;
  • Enjoy meeting and talking with volunteers, the public and responding to inquiries from interested partners and members
  • Be able to work independently and remotely;
  • Be creative and can bring ideas to improve wording and visualisation of our messages and impact
  • Experience with, or an interest to learn working with Hootsuite and Google Analytics
  • Optional: Graphic design or video production skills would be very welcome!
  • English is not a problem for you, and ideally you also have a good understanding of French and/or Dutch
  • A positive and friendly attitude
  • Studying towards a degree in the area of communications/marketing
What we offer:
  • A relevant working experience in a small non-profit organisation that runs on the commitment of over 50 volunteers and an Executive Director, under the watchful eye of an active Board of Directors.
  • Flexibility: The number of working hours can be discussed (min 12h/week for a period of 6 months).
  • A pleasant team where respect for each other and a positive attitude is the starting point.

The intern reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Communications Team. The intern works from home and has personal equipment available (laptop).

Mail your motivation letter & CV to:



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