Communications Intern at Adolescents 360 (A360)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Adolescents 360 (A360)

Communications Intern at Adolescents 360 (A360)

Job ID: 2023-3754
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Posted Date: 2 days ago (10/6/2023 8:10 AM)
Category: Technical Health Areas

Who We Are

At PSI, we are a network of locally rooted, globally connected organizations dedicated to achieving consumer-powered healthcare. Our mission is to ensure quality, affordable care wherever and whenever it is needed. Starting with a focus on sexual and reproductive health, we have expanded our efforts to work with public and private sectors and local communities. We prioritize people’s voice and choice while developing innovative solutions to global health challenges.

Join Us!

Adolescents 360 (A360), PSI’s flagship project, is a 5-year initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF). It operates in Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Kenya, partnering with young people and government health systems to design, pilot, and scale adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) interventions. The goal is to position contraception as a tool for achieving girls’ self-defined goals. During the first phase, A360 supported over 420,000 adolescent girls in adopting modern contraception.

About the Role

Are you a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual? PSI is seeking an intern to join the A360 team for a 3-month internship with the possibility of extension to 6 months. As an intern, you will gain valuable hands-on experience and contribute to supporting the execution of A360’s communications strategy, including managing our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. This internship offers exposure to Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health interventions and provides a supportive learning environment for professional development.

Your Contribution

Under the guidance of your assigned supervisor, as a program intern, you will:

  1. Support in Managing Social Media Channels (40% of the time): Assist in managing A360’s social media channels and social media campaigns.
  2. Package Technical Learnings (10% of the time): Provide support to A360’s technical leads in packaging project learnings into external communications materials.
  3. Digital Asset Management (10% of the time): Assist in digital asset management.
  4. Media Editing (30% of the time): Support photo, video, and audio editing.
  5. Other Tasks (10% of the time): Perform other assigned tasks that contribute to your learning journey as a communications intern.

What We Are Looking For

  • Completion of a university or similar educational program in Communication, Journalism, Information Studies, Media Studies, Social Science, International development, or any related field.
  • Interest in development, especially in communication and branding.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Strong communication skills, including excellent listening and empathy, and the ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, Adobe, and related software.
  • Demonstrable experience in media communications, including social media, is an asset.
  • Prior experience in the social development sector, including non-government organizations or government development agencies, is an asset.
  • Ability to adapt to new environments and establish good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds.


  • Gain practical experience and develop skills in project communication.
  • Receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals.
  • Access networking opportunities within the company.
  • Potential for future growth and career advancement based on performance.


All applicants must be physically located in Kenya with permission to work in Kenya. Applications are currently accepted on a rolling basis.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran, or uniform service member status or employment status.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Craft a Tailored Resume and Cover Letter: Customize your application materials to highlight relevant skills and experiences related to communication, social media, and development.
  2. Showcase Your Language Skills: Highlight your proficiency in written and spoken English, emphasizing your ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  3. Demonstrate Adaptability: Provide examples of how you have adapted to new environments and worked effectively with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  4. Illustrate Technical Proficiency: Mention your proficiency in software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe, showcasing your ability to work with digital assets.
  5. Emphasize Your Social Media Experience: If applicable, detail your experience in managing social media channels and campaigns, demonstrating your knowledge of effective social media strategies.
  6. Highlight Prior NGO or Government Agency Experience: If you have prior experience in the social development sector, discuss how it has prepared you for this role.

Remember, your application is your first impression. Make it count!

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