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International Division Communications Intern

John Snow, Inc., a leader in the field of international public health, is currently recruiting for a summer communications intern for its International Division. The intern will work closely with staff to provide communications and some administrative and program support for JSI's international public health projects in Africa, Asia, and/or the Middle East. The intern will be based in Boston, MA.

The intern will work closely with communications advisors and other Boston International Division staff to provide communications and administrative support to international donor-funded health projects. This may include, but is not limited to:
  • Assisting in executing communications strategies for international projects, including writing, editing, and formatting success stories, case studies, technical briefs, and other project materials;
  • Assisting in preparing for JSI’s presence at a major international conference focused on HIV and AIDS, including helping to prepare posters and presentations, a social media toolkit for staff, and other tasks as assigned;
  • Improving international projects’ presence on JSI’s corporate social media platforms and project social media platforms where applicable, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn;
  • Assisting in promoting the work of JSI’s international projects online, including preparing and editing blogs, photo essays on platforms such as the JSI website, Medium, and Exposure, and preparing and updating other content for;
  • Assisting in the preparation, editing, and coordinating receipt and review of project reports;
  • Helping JSI catalogue professional photographs and videos depicting the work of international projects;
  • Providing administrative support for projects activities;
  • Carrying out other relevant tasks as necessary.
  • Work as part of a team in the preparation of proposals for new projects.
In addition to project support and proposal tasks, perform activities to maintain and improve the overall functioning of the International Division.

  • BA/BS or master’s degree in progress
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work well as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Willingness to take initiative and contribute ideas that benefit continuous improvement in JSI communications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Google Suite (Gmail; Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience using social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn
  • Interest in learning about international development and public health issues
  • Experience living/working in a culturally diverse environment