Internship - Freerice Social Media Intern Communications, Advocacy and Marketing (CAM), WFP HQ Rome

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  • Added Date: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 18 February 2023
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Internship โ€“ Freerice Social Media 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 position in Communications, Advocacy and Marketing, CAM based in Headquarters - Rome, Italy


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 Social Media Intern will work closely with the Freerice Editorial Intern and will report directly to the Freerice Project Manager.

The Social Media Intern will run Freerice social media channels. This includes writing, designing, editing, and posting content across platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tik Tok) and engaging with users through comments and direct messages. They will produce monthly social media reports.

The Social Media Intern will build new partnerships with content creators to grow the Freerice community. They will identify and liaise with influencers, volunteers, and students to develop collaborations with the platform. They will look for key brand-building moments to engage audiences and create authentic and positive interaction with our followers.

The Social Media Intern will help develop the Freerice visual brand. They will use produce new graphics and templates for social media and the website, and they will update assets (decks, brochures, handouts, certificates) as needed.

Under the direct supervision of the Freerice Project Manager, the candidate will perform the following duties:

Create engaging content for the Freerice channels, prioritizing vertical formats; Look for key brand-building moments to engage audiences and create authentic and positive interaction with our followers; Respond to DMs, mentions, comments across digital channels; Analyze and understand social media metrics to provide actionable insights and inform strategy decisions.


Currently enrolled in a recognized university or graduate school or be a recent graduate (max. 6 months after graduation) in Communication, Sales, Marketing, Graphic Design, or related field. Has attended University courses in the last 12 months and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies.


Knowledge & Skills:

Technologically savvy with strong graphic design and digital storytelling skills adapted for different online platforms; Experience running social media accounts and managing large online communities; Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects strongly encouraged; Ability to produce visual and graphic materials to serve a number of different internal and external audiences; Proactive, strategic and able to work independently; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme.

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