Intern – Media and External Relations Division, Manila

ADB - Asian Development Bank

ADB Manila

Job Vacancy | Thursday, December 15, 2022

Reference Number: 220674

: Department: Department of Communications

Division: Media and External Relations Division

Location: Asian Development Bank Headquarters

Date Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2022

Closing Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

1. INTERNSHIP TOPIC:

“Climate Change communications”

2. SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION:

Work closely with DOC staff on ADB climate change communications tactics, content and message development.

Specifically:

  • Assist with drafting press releases, articles and feature stories that help explain complex climate change issues to a general audience in plain language.
  • Assist with drafting talking points for key spokespeople.
  • Pitch ADB stories and spokespeople to local, regional, and international media.
  • Assist with producing creative multimedia content, with an emphasis on visual storytelling, for ADB’s digital platforms, including for social media and websites.
  • Design and execute a short social media campaign on one of ADB’s climate change priorities for COP28.
  • Assist with localizing content and messaging for ADB’s country offices.

3. PERIOD OF ASSIGNMENT:

  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Timing: June 2023

4. LOCATION: ADB Headquarters, Manila, Philippines (or virtually, depending on prevailing travel restrictions)

5. EXPECTED OUTCOMES:

  • Increase understanding of ADB and its climate change work across Asia and the Pacific, and globally.
  • Support the development, preparation and implementation of ADB’s climate change communications tactics, content and message development in the lead-up to COP28 in Dubai, UAE, in November 2023.

  • Produce a range of strategic, creative communications content to support ADB’s climate change priorities and initiatives.
  • Improve media relations and digital storytelling skills

Qualifications

6. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

Currently enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in these preferred areas

  • communications, journalism, marketing, public affairs, or a related mass communications field.
  • a field directly related to ADB’s climate change work such as science, economics, international affairs etc.

7. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ideally the candidate will have a demonstrated interest in, and a broad understanding of, the global development agenda on climate change
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Ability to convey complex messages succinctly
  • Ability to prioritize and plan effectively
  • Knowledge of writing video scripts and story-telling for videos, infographics, and other multimedia material is an asset
  • Proficiency in using basic design and video editing softwares
  • Familiar with using social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Excellent team player

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Upload the following documents in the “Attachments” section of your application: 1. Curriculum vitae (CV)

2. Proof of enrollment to a Masters or PhD program. Inclusive dates should confirm that you will be enrolled during the intended period of assignment.

3. Essay in MS WORD or PDF document, maximum of 1500 words per question. (Please see essay questions below)

ESSAY QUESTIONS:

(1) Describe one example of your experience that demonstrated your interest in working in ADB.

(2) Highlight your qualifications that will help accomplish this internship assignment (e.g., coursework, research, work experience, etc.).

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