Editorial Intern, Communications and Creative

New York City | Part-time, 12 weeks, paid internship

Position Summary

The Editorial Intern will support the Communications and Creative team in its efforts to cover our work in seven countries where we work and amplify the voices of girls around the world. Assembly, Malala Fund’s digital publication and newsletter, is a platform for girls and young women to share their thoughts, challenges and accomplishments — and for all of us to learn about this new generation of leaders. The Editorial Intern will research, write and edit original content for Assembly and provide administrative support to the Communications and Creative team. The ideal candidate is a highly organised individual with great interpersonal skills and can thrive in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, creative environment.

This is a paid 12-week internship working out of Malala Fund’s New York office. Applicants should be able to commit to working between 24-32 hours per week during the fall 2019 term. Graduate and undergraduate applications welcome.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Research and write a variety of content for Assembly, Malala Fund’s digital publication and newsletter
  • Participate in editorial meetings to brainstorm and generate ideas for stories and features
  • Reach out to potential contributors
  • Maintain communications databases to track content and outreach
  • Assist in cataloging photos and other assets
  • Other administrative duties as assigned
  • Translate posts (if fluent in a second language)


  • Previous internship or work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in communications or journalism
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with previous experience in copyediting and knowledge of AP style
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritise workload and work well under pressure
  • Maintain high degree of confidentiality with sensitive organisational matters and interact professionally at all internal/external levels
  • Second language desirable

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, your resume and three writing samples or press clips through the form on the right of this page by August 26. You may also submit your application materials directly to hiring@malalafund.org, indicating “Editorial Intern, Communications and Creative” in the subject line of your email.

Please note that due to the very high number of applications we receive when positions are posted, we are only able to respond directly to candidates with whom we wish to move forward in the interview process. Malala Fund is committed to safeguarding children and employment with our team is conditional upon successfully completing a background check.

About Malala Fund

Registered as a public charity in the U.K. and U.S., Malala Fund is working toward a world where all girls can learn for 12 years and lead without fear. We advocate for resources and policy changes needed to give all girls a secondary education. The girls we serve have high goals for themselves — and we have high expectations for leaders who can help them. We invest in developing country education leaders and frontline organisations — the people who best understand girls in their communities — in regions where most girls are missing out on secondary school. We amplify girls’ voices. Malala Fund is building a movement of young education activists who, like Malala, speak truth to power around the world.