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14 Sep 2023

Internship Communications Intern

ORAM – Posted by katherinej@wearealight.org Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Job Description

Communications Intern

ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration
Hours: Remote 15 hours/week, U.S.-based candidates only, Minneapolis-based preferred
Anticipated dates: October 1st – December 29, 2023
Pay: $18/hr



Are you passionate about topics such as migration, refugees, and LGBTIQ rights? Do you have experience or an interest in communications and/or nonprofit development? Do you have great attention to detail? Are you social media savvy?


ORAM advocates for the protection of extremely vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression (SOGIE). This Communications Internship gives you the opportunity to assist with the development of our communications strategy; report on areas of interest such as human rights, migration, and refugees; support funding opportunities; and much more.



This Communications Internship gives you the opportunity to assist with the development of our communications strategy, report on areas of interest such as human rights, migration, refugees, support funding opportunities, and much more.  You will also gain professional development training and a professional network of peers.



Below is a breakdown of responsibilities and includes duties, but may not be limited to, the following:


Communications (60%)

  • Writing captivating social media content for ORAM’s main social media platforms.
  • Creating branding materials and graphics using Canva.
  • Scheduling and distributing social media content using Buffer.
  • Compling monthly social media and website analytics.
  • Writing and contributing blog posts on behalf of the organization (you will get a by-line!).
  • Website maintenance using Wix.
  • Assist with interviews of ORAM staff members in the field and with the LGBTIQ refugees whom ORAM serves.
  • Assisting with event-planning.
  • Gathering performance analytics from ORAM’s website, blog posts, newsletters, and social media channels and sharing them with the communications team
  • Evaluating communications analytics and proposing new ideas and strategies


Development (20%)

  • Researching donors and funding opportunities
  • Assisting with the maintenance of ORAM’s donor database
  • Assisting with fundraising events
  • Creating fundraising materials and assisting with fundraising campaigns.


Administration (20%)

  • Attending regular meetings with the Communications and Development Coordinator.
  • Attending weekly team meetings.
  • Maintaining ORAM’s online organization.
  • Preparing and formatting organizational documents.
  • Other duties as needed.




Desired Skills include, but may not be limited to, the following:

  • Interest in a career in communications or development (degrees in communications or social sciences are preferable)
  • Experience working with social media channels such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Strong grasp of social media management and campaign development.
  • Experience creating engaging social media content.
  • Knowledge of Canva, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), Microsoft Suite, and Wix
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees and/or interest in LGBTIQ issues
  • Energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor
  • Familiarity with ORAM’s existing communications channels and content
  • Knowledge of social media analytics software including Facebook Insights, Google Analytics, and Twitter Analytics
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required


We are proud to work on borderless teams. We bring on great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and specifically encourage members of the LGBTIQ community and/or refugee, immigrant, or other displaced communities to join us.


ORAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment and internships without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status. ORAM complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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How to Apply

Please apply on Alight's website: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oqfmofw9&s=Pink_Jobs  Alight is a partner organization to ORAM, supporting internship recruitment.

Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Internship. Job Tags: communications, human rights, LGBT, and refugees. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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