FIND is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to R&D activities that accelerate access to new diagnostic technologies and to building global diagnostic testing capacity for poverty-related diseases in low- and middle-income countries. FIND was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
With programmes in diagnostics for tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis C, HIV, four neglected tropical diseases, febrile illnesses, outbreak preparedness and fighting antimicrobial resistance, FIND works across the spectrum from test development through to delivery. FIND also works hard to increase access to diagnosis. Over the past 14 years, FIND has delivered 21 new diagnostic tools. These achievements have helped increase the global prioritization of diagnostics and, in some cases, revolutionized the landscape of disease control programming in low- and middle income countries.
Are you a strong writer, a quick learner, a user of social media and interested in communications and global health? Do you want to learn more about the development and use of diagnostic tests that meet the needs of low- and middle-income countries?
Starting in July 2017 (or earlier), we are looking for an intern to join our communications team for three months, with a possibility for extension.
FIND uses a variety of media, including print, web and social media, to inform our technical and non-technical stakeholders about the progress and successes of our programmes and to communicate the importance of diagnostics for global health. As Communications Intern, you will be working as part of a small team in Geneva under the supervision of the Senior Communications Officer to complete some key projects and to plan and produce communications materials. Keep in mind that this is a two-way street – while we have stuff that needs to get done, we also want to be sure that you leave this internship with something for your CV. Think about what you might like to do and we’ll talk about it. We’re open to your ideas.
-Take responsibility for FIND’s social media, with input and support from the communications team, including planning, engagement strategies, daily posting and indicator tracking.
-Update FIND’s website using WordPress templates.
-Research, write, edit and/or proofread content for FIND’s print media, monthly enewsletter, website, presentations, press releases and the like, as needed.
-Update FIND’s photo library, as needed.
-Work with the communications team to develop and implement new ideas and projects.
-Other communications support, as required.
The skills and competencies we are looking for:
-Excellent writing, editing, research and interpersonal communication skills
-Strong organizational skills, independent work habits, creativity, critical thinking and deadline-sensitivity
-Good sense of humour and able to work well as part of a team
-Able to correctly spell “centre”; have common sense around the use of the Oxford-comma
-Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and social media, and familiarity with content management systems (e.g. WordPress or others) and on-line photo library platforms
-Graphic design capacity and knowledge of Adobe InDesign and/or other design software would be icing on the cake
– Fluency in English required; knowledge of French, Spanish or other languages an asset
– Experience working in a multicultural environment and with non-profit organizations, and some knowledge of global health – or else a burning interest in learning more
-Must be a graduate student in good standing or a recent graduate of a Master’s programme, preferably in global health, international relations, journalism,
communications or related
– Must be able to work 40 hours per week during July and August (negotiable if available to work full-time for part of June or September)
– Must have the necessary legal documentation to work in Switzerland
Please mail your motivation letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 7th June 2017
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted