COVID-19 Misinformation and Rumors Intern
How to join?
Applicants for the Sharekkna Internship need to go to http://www.sharekkna.com/join-us/ and fill in a rapid form. They will be contacted shortly after.
Sharekkna is an online service for rising specialists, startups, small business owners, CSOs, and NGOs, where they can share videos and stories about their work and their humanitarian initiatives. The main objective is to spread referenced knowledge and bridge the awareness gap between the community and the presenters.
In August 2020, we launched The Changemakers initiative, a place where CSOs, NGOs & Startups can share their stories through the #SharekknaTheChange. The Changemakers platform also guides people who can’t decide which CSO, NGO, or Project to donate for.
“We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Sharekkna is calling on journalists and media students, graduates, and volunteering-oriented people, to join in producing impactful content to help fight against the “Infodemic” of misinformation and rumors that have hampered efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. This initiative is designed to improve community access to trustworthy and verified information about the virus and its impact.
Since we only broadcast referenced awareness, we feel responsible to urgently promote facts and science to overcome the real enemy that is an “infodemic” of misinformation.
The main task for this internship is to collect videos and stories from specialists who know very well about the new Coronavirus and people who have Covid-19. The Intern will have in hand a list of contacts, emails, phone numbers, names, or social media profiles that might be helpful in this. The objective is to make sure people who watch Sharekkna online have the best, most credible information and also inspiration from examples of cooperation and viral acts of humanity.
This internship is within the External Relations and Communication Section of Sharekkna. The intern reports directly to the Internship program.
Sharekkna Internship is done usually over 30 consecutive days. The intern will have a target to achieve at the end of every internship with a final report submitted to track and follow up on the work done. This may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of 60 days. The internship certificate is awarded on the recommendation of the Internship program.
Interns are not financially remunerated because Sharekkna is a free service for community awareness. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Sharekkna accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness, or death that may occur during an internship.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the assigned tasks.
Nothing is obligatory. Flexibility is here. We care about the outcome and care not to overwhelm the intern with unnecessary stress.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Collecting referenced data about Covid-19 that can be helpful.
- Contacting specialists in viruses.
- Collecting content about Covid-19.
- Drafting and preparing press releases.
- Reporting for stories.
- Doing online interviews or podcasts with specialists.
- Following up.
- Assisting in other activities as instructed.
Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;-listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style, and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Remote Teamwork - Works collaboratively from wherever they are with different Sharekkna team members to achieve set goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; shares an agenda before every task; supports and acts in accordance with a final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Members on board Orientation - Considers all those to whom Sharekkna services are provided to be “members on board” and seeks to see things from “members on board’s” point of view; establishes and maintains productive contact with “members on board” by gaining their trust and respect; identifies “members on board’s” needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps “members on board” informed of progress or setbacks in Sharekkna; meets timeline for delivery of products or services.
Creativity - Actively seeks to improve the service; offers new and different options to solve problems; promotes and persuades “members on board” to consider new ideas; thinks "outside the box"; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Arabic, English, and French are the working languages of Sharekkna.
Key working Relationship:
Position Reports to: Sharekkna Internship Program on [email protected]
- United Arab Emirates