Communications Intern (Winter/Spring 2019)

New York, NY
Location: New York
Schedule: Full-time
Monthly Stipend: $1,560 USD
Time Period: February - May 2019 (exact dates flexible)

Global Health Corps:

Global Health Corps (GHC) mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build the movement for health equity. GHC believes young leaders with diverse backgrounds and a deep commitment to collaboration, innovation, and social justice are going to revolutionize how the world tackles its toughest health challenges. We strongly believe our GHC community is the new breed of leaders that the world desperately needs.

Through a competitive recruitment process, we identify daring and innovative university graduates and early- to mid-career professionals from around the world and pair them with amazing partner organizations and government agencies in the U.S., East Africa (Rwanda and Uganda), and Southern Africa (Malawi and Zambia). Our fellows spend a year in their placement devoting their unstoppable energy to making the world a healthier place for all people, everywhere. Whether they are working with a small grassroots organization like HIPS in Washington, D.C. to ensure sex workers have access to critical health services, or with the Ministry of Health in Zambia researching patient use of HIV testing and counseling, each fellow plays an essential role in the health equity movement.

Fellows come together five times a year for additional training, community building, leadership development, and mentorship to become audacious, resilient, and highly-networked changemakers. Each one of our fellows has the capacity to change the world – and many already are – and we are grateful to work closely with them to amplify their impact. Since its founding in 2009, GHC has supported nearly 900 fellows working at various levels of the health system, across issue areas and across continents, and our community gets stronger every year.

For more information, visit our website or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

The Internship:

Global Health Corps seeks an intern to join our dynamic and creative communications team, or “wolf pack.” We are looking for strong communicators with an excellent orientation to detail, a healthy amount of hustle, and a passion both for health equity and the power of communication. The communications team is small but mighty. We work at lightspeed, create and execute cool content ideas on the reg, fire on all cylinders, and provide really timely and courteous support to everyone who needs us. Our job as a team is to oversee organization-wide communications (external affairs, media, social media, website, branding and graphics) as well as communications support for our entire leadership community (fellows, alumni, staff). We also plan advocacy trainings and run new fellow recruitment.

As our intern, you’ll be our trusted right-hand person! We involve you in a lot, so you get really cool exposure to everything from advocacy trainings and recruitment strategy to Twitter chats and graphic design. We rely on you as a key team member, and support and invest in your growth and learning. We are looking for someone with really impressive communications and operations chops: you enjoy collaboration and fast-paced environments; you can synthesize a five-page report into ten bullet points; you are a research and analysis guru; you love tracking and organizing information; you can write great emails and edit others’ writing well. Bonus points if you have design and social media experience! We are also looking for someone who has grit and humility – you’re willing to pitch in, take the initiative to do so, and are eager to learn and experience. You are a team player through and through -- you want to make our lives easier, and to support the health equity movement.

You will work closely with the Senior Director for Advocacy and Communications, the Advocacy & Communications Coordinator, and the Recruitment & Engagement Coordinator based in New York on a number of time sensitive communications, events-related, and public facing tasks. The intern will carry significant responsibilities throughout his/her time as a member of our team. 

Projects and responsibilities may include:

    • Support regular updates in the backend of the GHC website
    • Conduct research and analysis of fellow recruitment tactics to guide team strategy
    • Assist with outreach to external contacts to support building out of our fellow recruitment pipeline
    • Manage several team databases, tracking the reach and impact of external communications efforts
    • Prepare contact lists in Excel for use in MailChimp e-blasts
    • Monitor, draft content, and track analytics for GHC’s social media channels
    • Support the editorial management of AMPLIFY, GHC’s publication on Medium
    • Support the design of graphics for social media & external materials
    • Assist with communications team knowledge management including photos, video, and documents
    • Assist with special projects and provide coordination support for the team as needed 

    • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Candidates must:

    • Be currently enrolled in a university or hold a university degree
    • Be able to work at a very fast pace while maintaining attention to detail, completing complex tasks quickly
    • Be familiar with WordPress; able to make updates in backend of GHC website
    • Have experience in conducting research and analyzing/comparing effectiveness of different approaches
    • Have familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint, Dropbox, and Google Apps
    • Be very detail-oriented and able to quickly organize and track information
    • Be a strong writer; proven ability to write for different audiences and in different styles is a plus
    • Have the ability to summarize complex or long information into digestible, compelling bullets
    • Have demonstrated familiarity with social media platforms & basic design skills
    • Be scrappy and resourceful in completing tasks, ability to be self-directed as needed
    • Be passionate about social justice and health equity issues and genuinely excited about the movement that GHC is building 
We are a community of leaders who are proud to represent many different national, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender, and other identities. We represent varied professional backgrounds, collaborating across fields and sectors to form a powerful, close-knit network of changemakers. Our diversity as a community is our strength, driving our ability to be empathetic, visionary, and effective leaders in the health equity movement, and engage with the world with dignity and respect.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thanks for applying!