Internship: Communication

About Sheltersuit Foundation
Worldwide, millions of people are forced to sleep outside in the cold. And that number is growing by the minute. In the Netherlands alone, more than 30.000 people are pushed into homelessness. And in the past few years, over a million people have desperately been seeking shelter on the most Eastern Greek Islands, fleeing from poverty and war.
We want to live in a world where no one is left alone, where everyone has access to a safe haven and new life opportunities. We want to spread warmth and protection across the world. We do this by producing our Sheltersuit; a water- and windproof coat that can easily be transformed into a sleeping bag, providing full-body protection. It is made from high-quality materials to ensure extreme durability. Not only is every Sheltersuit sustainably sourced, but also ethically made as they are all produced in our own social workshop. Many of our workers are refugees, ex-homeless people or people with a distance to the employment market. With our Sheltersuits, we have already given 3.000 people warmth and protection. But this is far from enough.

The internship
As our intern communication, you play an important role in the development, implementation, and maintenance of our campaigns. Your tasks and activities primarily contribute to reaching and attracting a crowd as big as possible. You monitor closely what happens in the media, internationally, as well as nationally and regionally, and are ready to act on it. With a talent for writing, good graphics skills and plenty of guts, you invent and create blogs, press releases, social media posts, mailings, newsletters, advertisements, posters, brochures and much more.
The organization consists of a small team in which everyone has their own expertise and speciality. You’ll work intensively together and will be closely involved in making decisions. As these decisions are often rapidly made, it is important that you’re able to adapt easily. In addition to supporting all communication activities, you also get the chance to manage your own projects. The execution of a research assignment, linked to the internship is negotiable.

You are going to
• Maintain our identity in all communications
• Help to develop and implement a strategic communication plan
• Create and execute marketing promotions (online and offline)
• Create, write and post content on our website
• Write blogs, newsletters, mailings and much more
• Create graphic material (flyers, posters, labels, banners et cetera.)
• Write press releases
• Support daily marketing/communication activities

Profile
• You are a highly motivated student (higher professional education or University) and attend a relevant study
• You are available at least 4 days a week for at least 3 months, preferably longer
• You know the ins and outs of Social Media and you breathe content
• You are creative, social, proactive and can work independently
• You feel committed to our objectives and our target group
• You have a (basic) knowledge of Adobe programs (including InDesign and Photoshop)
• You adapt easily to a changing environment
• You have outstanding written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English
• ..Knowledge of WordPress and HTML is an advantage

Our offer
• An entrepreneurial, passionate and high-growth environment
• The opportunity to make a difference in society
• A lot of hands-on experience
• Flexible working hours
• An everyday (warm) lunch together with the whole team
• A warm, cozy and multicultural team

Are you who we are looking for?
Send an email to frederique@sheltersuit.com and let us know why you want to work with us. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can also reach us by phone via 053-2032375.

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