Internship - Freerice Editorial Intern Communications, Advocacy and Marketing (CAM) WFP HQ Rome, It

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  • Added Date: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 18 February 2023
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Internship โ€“ Freerice Editorial Intern

Communications, Advocacy and Marketing, CAM

WFP HQ Rome, Italy

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill an intern Communications, Advocacy and Marketing, CAM based in Headquarters - Rome, Italy


Brief description of Freerice, CAM Division:

Freerice is a philanthropic trivia game that engages students, teachers and the wider public with WFPโ€™s mission and work. The Team supports the Communications Division by driving interest and awareness towards WFPโ€™s global campaigns through content creation and strategic in-game communications. The Team also strives to create a user-friendly platform via web and apps in order to encourage wider user adoption of the game and longer play time, thus triggering larger financial donations to WFPโ€™s work through the game.

The Social Media Intern will support the Freerice Project Manager with creation, organization, and dissemination of multimedia assets for Freerice (including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) and global WFP campaigns.


Title of Post: Internship Supervisor: Freerice Project Manager Unit: Communications, Advocacy and Marketing, CAM Country: Italy Duty Station: HQ โ€“ Rome or Remote Duration of internship: 8 months Expected Start Date: April 2023


The Freerice Editorial Intern will report directly to the Freerice Project Manager.

Freerice Content Development

Assist the Project Manager with digital storytelling for, including preparing short blog posts, listicles, photo essays and interviews; Review existing in-game content and categories as needed to ensure questions are accurate, up-to-date, appropriate and aligned with Freericeโ€™s mission; Provide community support and customer service to users via email, as needed. Assist the Project Manager to address all Freerice concerns, whether from the community, from around WFP, or from interested external parties. They will monitor the Freerice inbox and provide support emails to users.

Freerice Partnerships & Outreach

Maintain existing informal partnerships with organizations, individuals, influencers, and others to help Freerice grow and gain new content; Work with the Project Manager and Social Media Intern to update and create new outreach and partnership assets, especially around employee engagement; Support the Project Manager to engage new and existing Freerice corporate sponsors through content creation and reporting, as needed; Help prepare assets (decks, brochures) for different stakeholders, and prospect potential sponsors and media opportunities for the platform.

Freerice Digital Strategy

Develop new initiatives and campaigns to boost youth engagement around the Sustainable Developments Goals, in particular Zero Hunger; Work closely with members of the CAM Team to promote WFP storytelling online.

Support the Project Manager in other tasks as needed.


Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme from a recognized university OR recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university; University course attendance in the past 12 months.


Technologically savvy with strong writing and digital storytelling skills adapted for different online platforms; Creative problem-solving skills with a desire to pursue new and untapped opportunities;

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