Communication Intern


Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that helps build the capacity of African governments through an innovative model that attracts and selects motivated and high-achieving young Africans into public service, and gives them the skills and support to be successful. EPL provides them with training, mentorship, and placement opportunities in their countries’ government ministries and agencies to ensure meaningful career pathways.


In 2009, the President’s Young Professionals Program (PYPP) was launched in Liberia, which has recruited, trained and mentored over 140 fellows, the majority of whom continue to serve in the Liberian government. Tailoring the model to fit the Ghanaian context, EPL launched its first new country program in Ghana in spring 2018, beginning with recruitment for its inaugural class of 20 fellows. Since then, EPL Ghana has grown to a network of 40 Fellows across 15+ key Ghanaian ministries and agencies.


Join an organization that drives Africa’s development by creating a new generation of public servants committed to social impact.


  • Lead the creation, updating and maintaining of EPL Ghana’s website and social media presence
  • Draft and organize social media content to promote EPL Ghana’s blogs, videos and media coverage on all socials
  • Contribute to social media quantitative and qualitative analytics reporting
  • Create and coordinate content for social media campaigns and observances
  • Monitor and research influencers, trending topics and tools relevant to EPL Ghana’s work
  • Source content from staff around the world and at events
  • General social media planning, research, reporting and coordination as assigned
  • Corporate bios
  • Photo/video captions
  • Blogs
  • Project descriptions
  • Interviewing
  • Copyediting
  • Press releases and media advisories
  • Assist in planning, writing and managing monthly eNewsletter
  • Draft, distribute and pitch news releases, media alerts and other relevant stories
  • Oversee the editing and formatting of photos, audios and videos for social media and web
  • Coordinate photography and videography
  • Assist with the design of flyers, graphics, e-vites and other marketing materials for major events hosted by EPL Ghana
  • Digital asset management
  • Help compile and update EPL Ghana’s media contact lists
  • Prepare media reports on assigned subjects
  • Identify and research opportunities to share EPL Ghana/Fellows stories with relevant journalists and media outlets
  • Assist with press release/media advisory writing, editing, distribution, and media outreach
  • Assist with media interview scheduling and coordination
  • Assist with scheduling and coordinating of photo/video shoots
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for media, marketing and communications
  • Support any administrative task as may be required

COMPETENCIES (Skills/Abilities & Behaviour)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in English, Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations or related field
  • Firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space
  • Passion for digital marketing
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing, media or communications is a plus
  • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel). Proficiency in WordPress highly desired. Knowledge of HTML and Web & graphic design a plus
  • An effective communicator, both written and oral
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for the vision and mission of EPL Ghana 


  • Mastercard Foundation Scholar Award letter  or letter of attestation from your  Mastercard Foundation Program Manager at the institution that awarded you the Scholarship. Secondary Scholars who studied in non-Scholars Program partner universities can apply with the award letter they received from their Secondary Education NGO ( Equity, CAMFED, BRAC and FAWE)
  • Copy of ID / Passport proving your citizenship or eligibility to work in the country
  • Copy of Highest Education Certificate/Qualification


  • 6x Months Internship Program ONLY, the host organization reserve the right to extend the internship or convert it to a job based on performance and identified need. No full time jobs are guaranteed
  • All applicants are strongly advised to take note of the minimum eligibility, if all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed

We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.

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