Join the team!
The key goals of Women in Foreign Policy (WiFP) is to change the make-up of the foreign policy workforce at large. This means more women, people of colour, people with disabilities as well as people who don’t come from a “standard” foreign-policy background.
One of the key stops to these people entering foreign policy is the over reliance of the industry, from the NGOs to the newsrooms, on free or poorly-paid labour. So when I launched WiFP, I refused to hire interns.
But three years in, I am facing a dilemma. To keep WiFP strong, we need to publish content and put on events. Creating that content takes time, a lot of it I undertake myself. While I am working on that content, I can’t work on getting sponsorships for WiFP, which means that I am not securing a way to hire paid people for WiFP.
The other thing is that WiFP so far, in purely money terms (so not equating the time I spend on it with £), has cost me about £10,000 in three years. Which is both very little, considering how many women it’s helped, and a lot, considering this money comes from the salary from my full time job.
So in 2018, I am recruiting volunteers to help develop Women in Foreign Policy, so that I can get to a point where I can pay the people who work for the website.
Newsletter coordinator x2 (voluntary position)
Location: Worldwide with regular catch ups in person (London) or via teleconference
Workload: 20 hours a month for a minimum of six months
Key requirements: Attention to detail, ability to work independently, interest in management/gender/foreign policy thought. Knowledge of MailChimp/Canva is a plus but not essential
- Round up relevant links to include in the bi-monthly newsletter
- Craft targeted messages to relevant segments of the database
- Maintain the WiFP database
- In partnership with the social media coordinators and the newsletter manager, promote the newsletter
What you will learn: How to run a newsletter strategy including segmentation and targeted messaging; how to use MailChimp; skills in copy-editing
This would be particularly well suited to students looking for experience in marketing and comms with a view to join a non-for-profit or start-up after graduation.
We encourage women of colour, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women and women from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
Deadline: 31 August
📧 Email: lucie.goulet[at]womeninforeignpolicy.org with “application - [job title you are applying for]” in the subject line
What to include: a CV and a few sentences as to why you would be perfect for that job and how it will help develop your job prospects (this last part is really important to me - since you aren't getting paid, I want to make sure you gain skills you need)