Internship Opportunities

Social Media & Graphic Design Intern

LOCATION

Midigama, Sri Lanka

 

DURATION

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020 (4 months)

COMMITMENT

25 hours/week

DETAILS

Internship, unpaid

Responsible for social media, design of marketing materials and communications related tasks (incl. public relations and press releases). As a young organization, we are open to all ideas and encourage you to explore your skills and interests within the position. The goal is that we both grow as a result of your internship!

What the Position Entails:

 

Social Media

  • Develop a social media strategy / monthly plan to increase influence and following across social media platforms

  • Find creative ways to use social media to promote our core areas of change (women’s empowerment, ocean safety and environmental awareness)

  • Responsible for weekly posting (3-4 Instagram & 2-3 Facebook posts/week)

 

Design

  • Use our brand guidelines mixed with your own creativity to design marketing materials (i.e. event flyers, program one-pagers, leaflets, infographics, etc.)

 

Communications

  • Help track and respond to  press requests

  • Respond to messages via various channels (email, Instagram, Facebook)

 

Required Experience:

  • Graphic design (flyers, one-pagers, infographics, etc.)

  • Social media (run accounts, increase influence, grow follower base, etc.)

  • Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator

  • Web design (highly preferred)

  • Strong writing skills

 

What We Expect from You:

  • Shared passion → you must be passionate and believe in our vision

  • Commitment →  you must be reliable, on-time and possess a strong work ethic

  • Independent & self-reliant → you take initiative and feel comfortable in new contexts

  • Cultural awareness & sensitivity →  it’s important to be respectful towards the local community and customs, representing SeaSisters in a positive way

  • Flexible & adaptive → in Sri Lanka, each day and week brings unexpected things so you must be comfortable with a flexible, changing schedule and have an adaptive, go with the flow attitude

  • Travel experience → living and working abroad can be really exciting, but also challenging, so experience in such situations is highly valued

 

What We Provide: 

  • As a new organization, we are operating with a tight budget so unfortunately, this position is unpaid. However, we provide everything we can, which includes:

  • Accommodation in Midigama, Sri Lanka (private room with bathroom and shared kitchen), walking distance to several restaurants and surf breaks

  • All work-related costs (transport to surf lessons, work activities, etc.)

  • Bi-weekly activities with the SeaSisters team (i.e. day trips, meals, etc.)

 

Additional Benefits:

  • Option to surf with us before and after work (if you are not a surfer, we are happy to set you up with a lesson, or point you in the direction of great snorkeling, beaches and fun day trips including tea plantations, hiking and other exciting activities)

  • Option to participate in our weekly swim and surf lessons, engaging with the local community and spending Saturdays in the sun :)

  • Play a role in Sri Lanka’s developing surf tourism sector; by enabling local women to start surfing, you can contribute to a shift in gender roles that empowers women!

  • Letter of recommendation following successful completion of internship


To apply, please send an email to seasisterslk@gmail.com with:

  • Subject line: ‘Social Media & GD Intern Application’

  • Your CV / resume

  • A cover letter stating your interest and relevant qualifications / experience

  • This internship spans from Nov-Feb, but we are flexible and open to adjusting the time frame to fit your needs (including an option to stay longer), so please note your availability in the cover letter.

 

Once your application is received, we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. Thanks!

Sales Intern

LOCATION

Midigama, Sri Lanka

 

DURATION

Nov 2019 - Feb 2020 (4 months)

COMMITMENT

25 hours/week

DETAILS

Internship, unpaid

Assist us in launching our product line, managing sales in shops and markets and bring a business mind to the team. As a young organization, we are open to all ideas and encourage you to explore your skills and interests within the position. The goal is that we both grow as a result of your internship!

What the Position Entails:

  • Communicate with retailers (order products, check in with shops etc.)

  • Manage product logistics (deliver products, print related materials, track sales etc.)

  • Sell products at weekly markets

  • Identify new business / sales channels

  • Assist us develop our new product line (ethical surf fashion, sustainable products)

  • Research (customer & competitor analysis, sustainable materials & manufacturing, producers & retailers etc.)

Required Experience:

  • Background in sales, marketing or logistics

  • Business minded

  • Experience with social enterprises

  • Skills in fashion design are an advantage

 

What We Expect from You:

  • Shared passion → you must be passionate and believe in our vision

  • Commitment →  you must be reliable, on-time and possess a strong work ethic

  • Independent & self-reliant → you take initiative and feel comfortable in new contexts

  • Cultural awareness & sensitivity →  it’s important to be respectful towards the local community and customs, representing SeaSisters in a positive way

  • Flexible & adaptive → in Sri Lanka, each day and week brings unexpected things so you must be comfortable with a flexible, changing schedule and have an adaptive, go with the flow attitude

  • Travel experience → living and working abroad can be really exciting, but also challenging, so experience in such situations is highly valued

 

What We Provide: 

  • As a new organization, we are operating with a tight budget so unfortunately, this position is unpaid. However, we provide everything we can, which includes:

  • Accommodation in Midigama, Sri Lanka (private room with bathroom and shared kitchen), walking distance to several restaurants and surf breaks

  • All work-related costs (transport to surf lessons, work activities, etc.)

  • Bi-weekly activities with the SeaSisters team (i.e. day trips, meals, etc.)

 

Additional Benefits:

  • Option to surf with us before and after work (if you are not a surfer, we are happy to set you up with a lesson, or point you in the direction of great snorkeling, beaches and fun day trips including tea plantations, hiking and other exciting activities)

  • Option to participate in our weekly swim and surf lessons, engaging with the local community and spending Saturdays in the sun :)

  • Play a role in Sri Lanka’s developing surf tourism sector; by enabling local women to start surfing, you can contribute to a shift in gender roles that empowers women!

  • Letter of recommendation following successful completion of internship


To apply, please send an email to seasisterslk@gmail.com with:

  • Subject line: ‘Sales Intern Application’

  • Your CV / resume

  • A cover letter stating your interest and relevant qualifications / experience

  • This internship spans from Nov-Feb, but we are flexible and open to adjusting the time frame to fit your needs (including an option to stay longer), so please note your availability in the cover letter.

 

Once your application is received, we'll get back to you as quickly as possible. Thanks!

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