Mother Tongues: Communications Officer Internship

Mother Tongues

Communications Officer

Part-Time, Unpaid Internship – 15 h/week - September 2022/February 2023

Mother Tongues is a social enterprise working to promote multilingualism and intercultural dialogue in Ireland. We do this through three interconnected goals:

  • Educating and empowering parents and educators,
  • Creating networks and support groups for multilingual families,
  • Raising awareness of the benefits of multilingualism and intercultural dialogue for individuals and society.

We are now looking for a qualified intern to join our team and help us make an impact in our society. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment and will finish the internship having gained broad hands-on experience in various aspects of the communication of a not-for-profit organisation.

The Communication Officer will work with and report to the Operations Manager of Mother Tongues.


  • Develop, write and edit marketing and communications materials, including press releases, blog posts and social media content
  • Promote communications and marketing materials through appropriate social channels
  • Track analytics and create reports detailing successes and failures of communications campaigns
  • Ensure that all communications and marketing material align with brand standards
  • Work with the Operations Manager to conceptualise and implement communications strategies and campaigns


  • Some prior experience and/or knowledge of communications or marketing achieved through third-level education
  • Understanding of best practice across the main social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to compose engaging and accurate content
  • Strong communication skills when working independently and with a team
  • Good time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Basic knowledge of Google Workspace - essential
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator, Trello and/or Asana - an asset
  • Understanding of communications, public relations and marketing
  • Ability to think strategically and identify ways to improve communication efforts
  • Must be resourceful and take initiative


  • Practical experience with the communication of a not-for-profit organisation
  • Shadowing, mentoring and training opportunities with our team
  • Opportunity to participate in networking events and meetings with stakeholders
  • Flexible schedule for students
  • Work from home, anywhere in Ireland.

APPLY HERE by October 7th 2022:

If you have any questions, please contact

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
8th Aug, 2022
Home Based
Expiry Date
7th Oct, 2022