Communications Assistant (Temporary Position)

Refugees International (RI) is seeking a communications assistant on a temporary basis interested in working to advance the cause of refugees and displaced people around the world. The communications assistant will support RI’s very busy communications team and will assist with social media and email marketing; public, NGO, and policymaker outreach; media relations and monitoring; and contact database management. We are looking for a temp who is available to work 40 hours per week in our Washington D.C. office. This is a temporary position open through May 1, 2019. The position will be paid $16.50 an hour.

Special Education/Experience Requirements

A successful candidate will:

  • Possess strong writing and editing skills, comfort with a variety of computer applications, attention to detail, and ability to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.

  • Have experience with web publishing and online communications.

  • Have an interest in or experience with the Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Demonstrate an interest in and understanding of non-profit communications and advocacy and the work of Refugees International.

  • Have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The communications temp will be expected to provide administrative support to the communications department in addition to the following activities:

  • Build media reports and targeted media contact lists on issues relevant to ongoing Refugees International advocacy and research.

  • Assist with web publishing and website maintenance.

  • Help promote Refugees International’s work on social media, research social media best practices, and design digital graphics.

  • Copy edit public outreach and media materials which may include: web pages, blog posts, email newsletters, social media posts, action items, or letters to the editor.

  • Assist with edits and updates to contact database.

  • Keep current on stories related to Refugees International’s work in major news outlets.

  • Assist with meetings, events, and special projects as they arise.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to In the subject line write Communication Assistant followed by your family name. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.