Sharekkna MENA is the first community empowering online awareness platform in the MENA region! We share videos and stories of specialists, startups, small business owners, NGOs & CSOs. Sharekkna MENA is built with care to spread knowledge. Launched in December 2019, it’s a digital media podium that shares verified knowledge, individual stories, and humanitarian initiatives. Sharekkna exposes what people want to know about education, vocations, business, health, environment, animal welfare, and sustainable development. It’s a multimedia approach that brings together communities and leverage partnerships as per the SDG17 to leave no one behind.
Want to know a little bit about us? We are based in Beirut City, Lebanon, with a significant presence in the Middle East & North Africa. Sharekkna is 7 people, too many volunteers and 1 happy white bird. Many smiling happy beings who work hard to empower the community and spread verified awareness in the humanity’s hard fight against online misinformation. Check https://sharekkna.com/sharekkna-team/ to see who’s behind this great initiative.
Members on board are the specialists, the NGOs, and the Startups who join Sharekkna MENA to share 1-minute videos about their work and initiatives.
The Changemakers are the NGOs, CSOs, & Startups that get on board with Sharekkna MENA with an initiative that is supporting humanity & sustainable development. When they join Sharekkna MENA, the Changemakers benefit from:
- Sharing their 1-minute videos on Sharekkna MENA pages.
- Promoting their initiatives & works.
- Making their contributions or donations links more visible through the Golden Button.
- Advertising on Sharekkna MENA website. Here you can check the Subscription Center.
The Internship Program Base
Here’s the main point: Interns at Sharekkna MENA are called Information Volunteers. If you’re a career-minded student, you’ve probably looked up for internships. But what exactly is the Sharekkna MENA Internship Program? It is a short-term work experience offered by Sharekkna MENA for individual members and students, to get entry-level exposure to the NGO works. It is a learning experience and it is work at the same time. Interns spend their time working on relevant projects, learning about the field, making connections, and developing both hard and soft skills, especially communication skills. Internship at Sharekkna MENA sometimes lead to full-time job offers.
Every person seeking an internship can join Sharekkna MENA Internship Program. Sharekkna is a free empowering digital platform, yet a challenging project that impacts people online. We support startups, small businesses, rising specialists, NGOs, and CSOs. If you are looking for an internship, why not be part of our team? Our schedule is very flexible, with the possibility to work remotely from anywhere you are. We focus on how the task is perfectly accomplished, not on how many minutes you work on it, or where you do the work. We believe that the quality of work measures the outcome of human efficiency. Your Output is the most important and shows your responsible actions.
Do you communicate skillfully? We need an intern who peaks 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.
Are you willing to work from home? We need an intern who 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 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.
Are you ready for the “members on board” Orientation – We need an intern who 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 is Fun – We need an intern who 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.
To be able to join Sharekkna Internship Program, the intern has to:
- Be enrolled at least in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
- OR Have graduated with a university degree.
- Be computer literate in standard software applications, in particular Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in this internship program. You can apply for an internship with Sharekkna if you are specializing in any field. On this empowering journey, we’re looking for people who have new ideas and who have the confidence and the self-belief to try something new
Arabic, English and French are the working languages of Sharekkna.
As an intern with Sharekkna MENA, you get a chance to work side by side with professionals and get a pretty good idea of what an entry-level role might entail. You’ll not only gain real work experience, but also meet and learn from the pros. And you’ll start to build your own network.
One equally important benefit of an internship with Sharekkna MENA is the chance to figure out what you don’t want to do. It’s often difficult to know where to even start when it comes to job searching. We will give you the chance to try a few things out without committing. If you’re lucky, you’ll find something you love.
As internships have gotten more and more common, employers expect to see them on your resumes. Once you submit your final internship documents, your preceptor from the Sharekkna Internship Program will provide you with a detailed recommendation letter that mentions all that you did.
The recommendation letter will be based on your submitted final documents.
Interns are free to request the addition of information within their letter, based on their employment needs.
MEPI students also receive an additional Certificate of Completion with the total number of hours they rotated.
Sharekkna MENA is also open to providing any document that supports the recruitment of the intern anywhere in the world.
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.
In theory, unpaid internships are mostly learning rather than work experiences. At Sharekkna MENA, there are no employees. Everyone is a volunteer. It’s OK for non-profit organization to have unpaid interns who volunteer without expectation of compensation.
What’s new on Sharekkna?
What is the Golden Button?
The Golden Button is the yellow box that is found under the NGO’s name on Sharekkna MENA website. More specifically in The Changemakers Section. Once clicked, the Golden Button will direct the viewer immediately to the donation links of the NGOs.
Sharekkna MENA launched its Golden Button in December 2020 in an attempt to empower NGOs in the MENA region. The Golden Button is a tool to drive traffic to the contribution links of the NGOs that request it.
How Does the Golden Button help NGOs?
Online giving isn’t like online shopping! people don’t browse around for nonprofits they want to support. NGOs need to go there.
Sharekkna MENA grants team has spent a significant time looking at the NGOs well-designed donation pages and exploring the best practices that Sharekkna MENA may do to help those NGOs be visible to donors and stakeholders at their best. There are 1000’s of NGOs in the MENA region and getting potential donors to click to view donation pages can be difficult if the NGO does not have the right strategies in place.
With the Golden Button, your NGO is in the middle of the donors’ directory.
What are the 2 Sharekkna MENA strategies that will help promote your donation page?
Donors won’t know about your page unless you tell them.
With that said, promoting your donation page on Sharekkna MENA goes hand-in-hand with promoting your initiative. Therefore, the easiest way is to:
1. Share your Story:
If you want to bring contributors to your donation page, you need to explain why they should give and what their contributions will support. Telling the story of your NGO is a great way to link your NGO to stakeholders and donors and encourage supporters to give.
You can share your story in one-minute videos on Sharekkna MENA to make your donors feel like they’re a part of your mission. By appearing on board with Sharekkna MENA, you can put your cause front-and-center, which will allow donors to see the impact of their gifts.
2. Request the Golden Button:
3. Mentioning your donation page directs donors to the next step if they’re interested in supporting your initiative.
The golden button is a tool to link your donation page to donors and stakeholders when you ask for contributions. Besides its presence on the Sharekkna website, you can also request to use it via mass mail and social media, because you need to mention your donation page in every appeal you make.