Job Opening: Communications Intern – Apply by June 20th

The intern will support the implementation of the Communications Strategy, in particular compiling and drafting content for social media and website, as well as other external and internal communications outputs.

Job Description: Communications Intern

Start date:       1 July 2023

Location:         Remote

Duration:         6 (six) months

Stipend:           USD 1’500 (monthly), part-time (15 hours per week)

Reporting to:   Acting Director

Application Deadline: 20 June 2023


The Sport & Rights Alliance (SRA) is seeking a university student with proficiency in English and at least another language to intern part-time (15 hours per week). Ideally, the candidate will be available for 6 months beginning in July 2023 and based in a country where working hours coincide with afternoon CET.

The Communications Intern will support the development of content for SRA social media platforms and website, including drafting statements and letters.They will be working directly with the Acting Director (covering for maternity leave) and Network Coordinator in a collaborative matter, rooted in the values of democratic and collaborative decision making.

This position offers direct exposure to the workings of a global coalition and is an opportunity to be creative and support advocates dedicated to raising the bar for human rights and transparency in sports.

About the Sport & Rights Alliance

The SRA is an unprecedented global coalition of leading NGOs and trade unions working together to embed human rights and anti-corruption across world sport and to promote the rights and well-being of those most affected by human rights risks associated with the delivery of sport. The SRA was founded in early 2015 to pressure global sports bodies to ensure their decision-making and operations respect international standards for human rights, labour rights, and anti-corruption, in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

The SRA’s mission is to promote the rights and well-being of those most affected by human rights risks associated with the delivery of sport. Our partners include Amnesty International, The Army of Survivors, Committee to Protect Journalists, Football Supporters Europe, Human Rights Watch, ILGA World (The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association), the International Trade Union Confederation, Transparency International Germany, and World Players Association, UNI Global Union.

The SRA serves as a force multiplier for civil society groups working to promote the rights of everyone affected by sport, including children, women, activists, minorities, fans, athletes, and other workers. The SRA engages directly with the IOC, FIFA, and other leading sport bodies, and it has played pivotal roles in landmark decisions by these organisations to adopt new policies, bidding criteria for mega-events, and host city contract clauses that embed their responsibilities to respect human rights, labour standards, and anti-corruption measures.

Position Overview

The intern will contribute to media and communication related projects on a range of topics. Under the supervision of the SRA Acting Director and Network Coordinator, the intern will support the implementation of the Communications Strategy, in particular compiling and drafting content for social media and website, as well as other external and internal communications outputs.

The SRA is made up of human rights and transparency advocates and well as labour union representatives working across multiple issue areas, geographies, languages and political contexts. This internship offers direct exposure to the workings of a global human rights coalition and interaction with other international organizations.

The intern may also have opportunities to attend meetings, trainings, professional development workshops, and/or special events relating to human rights, transparency and global sports.

Job Responsibilities

The Communications Intern will support the following areas: 

Social Media & Website Content Development

  • Keeping abreast of sport and human rights global matters, trends and online discussions, UN celebratory dates and other relevant topics to engage with.
  • Planning, compiling, designing and producing written materials or media content for the website and social media channels.
  • Developing short videos, reports and other multimedia work-products with input by Acting Director, Network Coordinator, Core Partners and other external partners.
  • Update and foster interaction of SRA social media channels and website.
  • Support launch of Instagram and Wikipedia presence, in addition to Twitter and LinkedIn accounts already created.
  • Monitor and track social channels and website engagement and growth.

Support Internal Communication Channels

  • Develop content for the bi-weekly internal newsletter shared among Core Partners.
  • Support taking minutes of internal Core Partners’ meetings and high-level advocacy meetings with external stakeholders.
  • Support scheduling meetings and ad-hoc thematic Working Groups.
  • Support Acting Director and Network Coordinator with other internal communication with partners and members via email.

Press Outreach & Monitoring

  • Development of public outputs, including press statements and open letters as agreed by Core Partners in strategy meetings.
  • Renew SRA press outreach contact list, maintain relationship with the press as well as map and outreach to potential new contacts.
  • Liaise with the press and ensure SRA comms outputs are covered by global mainstream media.
  • Monitor and track monthly the SRA public exposure and outreach.


Applicants enrolled in a university or other academic institutions for the duration of the internship term are highly preferred. The internship must be a required part of the intern’s academic program. Applicants should be well-organized, self-motivated, and reliable with a strong interest in international human rights, sports, transparency, website development and social media engagement. Excellent verbal and written command of English is required. Computer skills (i.e., Google Workspace, Zoom, Microsoft Office, internet applications) and minimum design tools knowledge are required.

How to Apply

Please apply immediately by sending your CV/resume, at least one reference, letter of interest, and a writing sample (3-5 pages) to <>. Combine all documents into one continuous PDF and name the document in the following format: FirstName_LastName – Intern; e.g. “Maria_Silva – Intern”; please make the subject line of your email the same title. The position will remain open until filled. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by midnight ET on Sunday, June 20.


The Sport & Rights Alliance is fiscally sponsored by the World Players Association, UNI Global Union. We do not discriminate in hiring practices and actively seek a diverse applicant pool. We encourage candidates of all abilities, ages, gender identities and expressions, national origins, races and ethnicities, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with criminal records to apply. We welcome all kinds of diversity. Our employees include people who are parents and nonparents, the self-taught and university educated, and from a wide span of socio-economic backgrounds and perspectives on the world. The Sport & Rights Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.