The Global Network Initiative (GNI) is seeking an energetic Communications Fellow to support our team. We are looking for candidates with strong writing and editing skills, experience with working in a fast-paced international environment and on small, dynamic teams, and a demonstrated interest in human rights and/or technology policy. This role is for someone who is excited about media tools and is highly organized and reliable. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this position will function as a remote role, but will be based in the Washington, D.C., office when the office reopens.

The mission of GNI is to protect and advance freedom of expression and privacy rights in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry by setting a global standard for responsible company decision making and serving as a multistakeholder voice in the face of government restrictions and demands. Our global membership includes academic organizations and independent experts, civil society groups (including digital rights and press freedom groups), leading ICT companies, and investors from around the world.

The Communications Fellow will report to GNI’s Communications Manager and work closely with a team of seven full-time staff (in-person or remotely) to support GNI’s goals to be a global, diverse, and inclusive organization. More specifically, to expand and diversify our membership, increase our presence and enhance our stakeholder engagement around the world, and promote meaningful engagement of all participants within and among GNI’s four constituencies. To achieve this, GNI offers a variety of collaboration mechanisms through its internal and external communications and engagement function. 


Provide support to implement GNI’s internal and external communications activities, such as:

  • Drafting social media content and monitoring social media accounts;
  • Updating media lists and membership trackers;
  • Supporting dissemination of GNI quarterly newsletter and other promotional materials; 
  • Collecting and analyzing digital analytics for outreach campaigns; 
  • Note taking, proofreading, and editing for different media; and
  • Other administrative and clerical duties, as appropriate.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be energized by social media content: editing, tracking, gathering, curating, and proofreading
  • Have excellent writing and editing skills and ability to develop content for different media and audiences
  • Be able to work effectively in a small team 
  • Be dependable, highly organized, resourceful, and creative
  • Work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities
  • Be interested in technology policy issues and latest trends on social media usage
  • Have experience with WordPress, MailChimp, Google Analytics, and Google Suite applications
  • Have design experience and familiarity with Canva and Adobe Suite, a plus
  • Be fluent in English, additional language, a plus

Interested candidates should submit a resume, a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for the fellowship and your interest in GNI, and a brief writing sample as a single PDF file with the subject line: Communications Fellowship to [email protected]. The fellowship typically has a duration of 15 to 18 weeks working 12 to 16 hours a week. This is a paid fellowship starting as early as July 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

GNI’s strength lies in the diversity of views, opinions, and backgrounds of our members and staff. We seek applicants from all backgrounds. GNI is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.