Communications and Fundraising internship

Accountable Now, Berlin, Germany

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd August, 2020

Job Description

Accountable Now is a global platform that supports civil society organisations (CSOs) to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and focused on delivering impact. We are a membership network with 26 members such as Amnesty International, CARE, Greenpeace, Oxfam and Transparency International.

Together we develop and implement cutting edge accountability practices to strengthen our member’s and other CSOs’ relationships with communities, partners, activists, staff or donors to deliver better impact. To this end, we devise new concepts, run webinars, workshops and peer advice groups.

Accountable Now is offering an internship for 6 months in the Secretariat office in Berlin.

Learnings and Tasks:

You will gain in-depth insights into the fields of fundraising and communication in International Civil Society Organisations by following the everyday work of the team. You will learn how to use social media in a strategic way, how to approach donors, how to use appealing communication formats to attract external audiences, and more! You will coordinate and promote the communications strategy and be responsible for social media activities and content in order to spread our message and reach new audiences. Moreover, it will be your task to update information on the website and help create content.

You will mainly work with the Communications Coordinator but you will also have opportunities to get to know and engage in other areas of our work.


  • Enrolment in an ongoing study programme (Immatrikulationsbescheinigung)
  • Your university programme must require you to take part in an internship (Pflichtpraktikum)
  • Studies in a relevant field, such as Communications/Marketing or Political Science/International Relations
  • Excellent and creative communication skills
  • Excellent digital skills (MS Office, social media platforms and tools, website management tools, Adobe design programmes)
  • Interest in the civil society sector and familiarity with key concepts in the sector
  • Self-motivated, proactive and innovative thinking with the ability to work independently
  • Diligent, reliable and focused way of working with a strong attention to detail
  • Work well in a team and independently
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken. Other languages are an asset.
  • Proactively research and prepare for a visa or residency permit application in Germany, if needed


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