Interning with SMEX

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Social Media Exchange (SMEX) is looking for an enthusiastic intern, who believes in change in Lebanon, and who’s interested to work on digital rights and online advocacy campaigns.

You will work closely with the SMEX team and partners on existing research projects related to digital rights in Lebanon and Arabic-speaking countries, create content for our website, and our newsletter. We also encourage our interns to come up with ideas for their own projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching digital rights topics, such as privacy, freedom of expression, biometrics, smart cities, and the Internet of Things
  • Writing blog posts in Arabic and/or English
  • Helping develop multimedia content for SMEX’s different online platforms
  • Assisting the team in producing our monthly email newsletter
  • Co-managing SMEX’s social media presence
  • Basic administrative tasks

Required Qualifications

  • Good writing, communication, and presentation skills in both Arabic and English
  • A demonstrated interest in topics related to social media, digital rights, advocacy, journalism, and online learning
  • The ability to travel and attend conferences locally and internationally

Desired Qualifications and Attitudes

  • Familiarity with online collaboration tools, such as Google Docs, Asana, and Slack
  • Project management experience
  • The ability to take initiative when needed and follow instructions when required
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • You enjoy startup culture and being part of a team

Terms of Employment

We encourage our interns to commit to a period of six months and offer them the possibility to get full-time employment with us in the future.

Compensation

SMEX makes every effort to compensate our interns with a small stipend. Stipends in the past have averaged between $300-$500 a month for full-time interns working 35 hours a week.

You will also gain:

  • Knowledge of tech for change in Lebanon and in the MENA region
  • Experience working in a small NGO
  • Advocacy and journalism competencies, especially in the strategic use of online media
  • Skills using various tools, including management, visualization, data collection, and design
  • A professional projects’ portfolio

Send your application to jobs@smex.org with “SMEX Internship” in the subject line.

In your application, please:

  • Include a current CV
  • Tell us briefly why this internship interests you and how it fits into your current studies and future career goals
  • Include links to previous work, especially work that shows your writing and media skills

We look forward to receiving your application, so feel free to get creative. We apologize in advance for being unable to reply to all submissions, or interview all candidates.

NOTE: This internship will be open until announced otherwise; only complete applications will be reviewed.

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