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Communications Intern

Location: Geneva 

Start date: late June 2015 (negotiable)

Business English spoken with French preferable

The World Heart Federation is a NGO based in Geneva, working with member organisations from around the world. Together with our members, we build capacity to control and prevent the impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD), aligning our objectives with the World Health Organisation target of 25% reduction in premature mortality from non-communicable diseases by 2025.

We are a small organization looking for an intern to join the communication team until early/mid-October for post-graduate experience.  We offer experience in a dynamic and international environment; the role will be varied and likely to incorporate some project elements to be completed during the tenure with us.

The role will include:

  • Assist the Communications team in delivering the communications plan 
  • Coordinate and develop the social media – mainly Twitter and Facebook
  • Update the website 
  • Work with the team to create content and deliver communications and newsletters
  • General assistance on projects with members, donors and media – including preparations for our congress and World Heart Day

 We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience in communications (in particular social media) or project coordination an asset 
  • Interest in health and non-profit organizations
  • Ability to work both on your own and within a team 
  • Computer skills
  • Flexible and pro-active   
  • Swiss or working permit

Stipend: 1000 CHF a month

Full time role (80% negotiable)


We open several Intern positions through the year. If you are interested in an internship at the World Heart Federation in communications, advocacy or research, please contact us at info(at) Priority given to Swiss citizens and Swiss permit holders.

My internship at the World Heart Federation was a very well-rounded, fresh and educational experience. With the support of my supervisor and encouragement of my colleagues, I was able to gain a great deal of knowledge in the areas of communications and noncommunicable diseases that I will carry with me throughout my academic and professional careers. Deepti V., WHF intern in 2014

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