In situations of armed conflict, Geneva Call, as a neutral, impartial and independent international humanitarian organization, endeavors to strengthen the respect of humanitarian norms and principles by armed non-State actors, in order to improve the protection of civilians, while supporting local communities in their efforts to enhance their own protection. Appel de Genève/Geneva Call is a private, not-for-profit, humanitarian organization foundation under Swiss law, founded in 1998.
Geneva Call has a vacancy for an intern to assist the Communication and External Relations Department.
Improve multimedia and key documents management (e.g. selection of best images, uploading to and classifying in the database)
Participate in COMRELEX meetings, events and activities generally
Contribute to website updates and to posts on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)
Conduct media monitoring on Geneva Call’s presence in the press locally and internationally
Assist with writing and editing articles, reports letters, press releases and news posts (in French and English)
Translation between English and French, as required
Maintain Geneva Call’s contact database
Taking and storing photos as required
Assistance with event organization and management for communication and fundraising purposes
Support the department’s other activities, as required by the Head of Communications and External Relations
Candidates should have a background in communication, international relations,
international human rights/humanitarian law or a related field
Candidates having already completed their first degree are preferred
Fluency in French and English (mother tongue in one and advanced level in the other)
Advanced writing, analytical and communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills
Candidates should be familiar with using Microsoft Office, WordPress and ideally also Adobe InDesign
The position is offered at 80%
Based in Geneva
Duration: 6 months
Preferred start date: ASAP (July 2019)
Candidates should be a Swiss national, hold a Swiss work permit or be eligible for one
Candidates must fall into one of the following three categories:
- Current student: mandatory or optional internships pursued while the intern is enrolled in a course of study leading to a degree or professional qualification.
- Orientation internships pursued shortly after the completion of a first degree (e.g. Bachelor’s) or prior to an advanced degree (e.g. Master’s) on condition that the university awarding the degree attests the relevance and usefulness of the internship.
- Internships pursued with the aim of assisting the intern’s social or professional reintegration, under the oversight of the cantonal or federal-level authorities.
To apply, please send your cover letter and CV in English in PDF format to email@example.com, Ref: “Intern:COM”. All applications will be kept confidential. Please note that only shortlisted candidate will be contacted.