We’re looking for our first editorial intern to help tell our story to a range of audiences including funders, government partners, NGOs, and supporters. Living Goods Community Health Promoters are saving and improving lives by supporting pregnant mothers and babies, educating families about proper health care, and diagnosing and treating children for preventable illnesses like malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea. Extraordinary things happen every day at Living Goods. We want to share these stories with audiences across the globe to build support for Living Goods and community health at large.
Reporting to the Marketing Coordinator in Uganda and working closely with the Director of Communications, you will identify, collect, and synthesize compelling stories that demonstrate the impact Living Goods is making in Uganda. You will work closely with branch staff, Community Health Promoters, and clients to capture stories that will move our audiences to action—whether it’s interviewing a proud Community Health Promoter at a branch graduation, or talking to a mother whose child’s life was saved after contracting malaria. This is a hands-on opportunity and much of your time will be spent immersing yourself with our work in the field.
We are looking for a part-time (10-20 hours/week) commitment for three months. Candidate will be paid a small salary and provided with a food per diem and transport costs when traveling in the field. There may be an opportunity to continue the internship beyond three months if there is a good fit. This is an exciting opportunity to use your storytelling and writing skills for a good cause!
Qualifications & Experience
Please submit your resume, cover letter, relevant high-quality photos and at least two writing samples that demonstrate your ability to excel in this position.
A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.
What is Living Goods?
Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods, water filters, clean cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world, through networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand, buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of the poor.
Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, NBC News, The Economist, and The Huffington Post. Check out these articles and more on our press page.
Life at Living Goods
Living Goods is aiming to make disruptive changes, dramatically improving the lives of the poor. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At Living Goods, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will thrive at Living Goods. See www.livinggoods.org