Marketing & Communications Intern

Vera Solutions
Washington, DC
Job Type
Internship, Part-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information

Focus: Content development, digital marketing, event production, product marketing
Reports to: Marketing & Communications Manager
Start Date: August/September 2017 (negotiable, multiple roles available)
How to Apply: Complete an online application (attaching CV and two writing or design
samples) at
Position Overview :
The Marketing & Communications Intern will support the Marketing & Communications team in
the areas of business development/sales, outreach, marketing, and communications. The
Intern will work closely with the Marketing & Communications Manager to achieve the team’s
ongoing strategic goals, including: elevating Vera’s online and social media presence,
strengthening relationships with funders, press, and partners, bolstering outreach and
recruitment efforts, and developing collateral and content to support Vera’s global team.
You will gain valuable experience in creating client-facing content, managing external
relationships and partnerships, and working with crucial stakeholders in the international
development sphere. As an Intern, and a part of the Vera team, you’ll also have the opportunity
to engage in, and contribute to, weekly internal learning sessions that are designed to develop
professional and organizational skills.
You will join our team of passionate humans with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all
dedicated to improving the way social impact organizations operate. We’re a self-motivated,
creative group and we emphasize collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism. Vera is a
young, rapidly growing company; we encourage all team members to push their own
boundaries and drive the company in new directions.
Primary Responsibilities:
● Provide general support to the Marketing and Communications team
● Assist with event prospecting and research
● Create curated content for Vera’s blog
● Monitor and maintain Vera’s online presence; produce social media content
● Assist in outreach and recruitment efforts
● Collaborate with the Vera team on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and
Qualifications and Experience:
● Completed or working toward a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field
● Excellent written/verbal communication and relational skills
● Excellent computer skills with experience in social media and the Microsoft Office
product suite
● Strong research skills
● Ability to effectively communicate professionally, both written and oral
● Self-motivated, strong organizational skills, and detail-oriented
● Ability to prioritize, multitask, and meet deadlines
● Dependability, flexibility, and ability to maintain confidentiality
● Demonstrated interest in social service work
● Openness to learning and growing within the internship experience
● Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
● Previous internship or related experience in marketing and communications
● Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, or other graphic design programs/tools
● Experience with digital multimedia tools
● Fluency/proficiency in French, Hindi, or Spanish
Compensation and Benefits: A small stipend will be provided to help offset cost of living and
commuting expenses.
How to Apply: Complete an online application (attaching CV and two writing or design
samples) at The samples may be excerpts of larger works, but should not exceed five pages each. For additional information, please contact

Additional Information

Vera Solutions is a social enterprise and Certified B Corporation® building cloud and mobile
applications for social impact organizations worldwide. Our clients—more than 200
organizations in over 45 countries—include major iNGOs and grant-making organizations,
social enterprises, and community-based organizations. Our solutions help organizations
working in health, education, and development to collect, analyze and utilize real-time,
high-quality programmatic data, automate processes, and work more efficiently and effectively.
Vera’s work is centered on the platform, the world’s leading cloud application
development platform.

Vera is a growing organization, with more than 50 full-time staff based in Boston, Cape Town,
Dar es Salaam, Geneva, Mumbai, Nairobi, New York, and Washington D.C. Vera is a International Impact Partner and an ANDE member. We have been honored with
the Global Good Fund, Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, Dasra Social Impact, Bluhm/Helfand
Social Innovation Fellowships, the Genesis Prize, and have been featured in Forbes Magazine’s
30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 30 Startups to Watch.