Communications Admin Intern

  • Development
  • Anywhere
Organization: Translators without Borders
Closing date: 15 Mar 2021

Contract Length: 6 months, with the possibility of a 6-month extension

Hours: Full time

Location: Home based, (available during CET core working hours)

Travel: None

Deadline for Applications: March 15, 2021

The role

The Communications Admin Intern will act as the main Communications customer service point of contact at TWB, managing communications and optimization of the organization’s inboxes, phone, and social media messages and queries. The Communications Admin Intern will support internal TWB team communications through onboarding, team meetings, and general team support. The role will identify, support, and lead on new ways to creatively engage with people reaching out to TWB. They will work closely with the rest of the communications team, supporting new initiatives as needed.


  • Support the success of TWB email communications with ongoing administration duties and managing inboxes

  • Create, manage, and update email response workflow, templates, and guide

  • Incorporate communications workflows and help to create automations in HubSpot and other tools, as needed

  • Manage, route, and respond to TWB phone calls and messages

  • Manage responding to social media messages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and other platforms as we grow

  • Manage responding to social media and blog comments to help boost engagement on those channels

  • Support TWB communications onboarding, ensuring new team members have the welcome pack and helping answer questions and resolve issues

  • Manage routine web updates and posting, including vacancy posts, team, press pages, and others

  • Schedule TWB-wide team meetings

  • Create contracts and purchase orders as needed

  • Audit internal and external content across various web properties

  • Support with other communications initiatives, as needed


TWB is seeking an energetic team player with a passion for communications and customer service. They should be enthusiastic about the importance of increasing access to knowledge through language. The right candidate agrees with TWB´s basic beliefs and values and can work virtually with team members based throughout the world.

  • Requirements Enrolled in or recently graduated (within the last 2 years) from a university degree program in humanities, communications, or related field

  • Experience as an intern in a communications, marketing, PR, or similar role

  • Experience using social media marketing tools

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Familiarity with Microsoft and Google products

  • Excellent English writing and editing skills. Writing sample will be required.

  • Demonstrated interest in language issues.

  • Knowledge and experience using online marketing tools such as WordPress, HubSpot, MailChimp and design programs.

  • Willingness to work in a small team with a range of team members

  • Willingness to explore different outreach mechanisms, electronic and in person.

  • Resourceful, able to self direct.

About Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders (TWB) believes that everyone has the right to give and receive information in a language and format they understand. We work with nonprofit partners and a global community of language professionals to build local language translation capacity, and raise awareness of language barriers. Originally founded in 1993 in France (as Traducteurs sans Frontières), TWB translates millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information a year.

Core Values

Translators without Borders employees and volunteers are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. Translators without Borders’ mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework:

Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, Translators without Borders is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector.

Integrity: Translators without Borders believes that every person, whether it’s the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.

Empowerment: Translators without Borders believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.

Innovation: Translators without Borders recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.

Sustainability: Translators without Borders recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.

Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times.

Translators without Borders is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages qualified candidates of all genders and from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

TWB may re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration at its discretion.

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