Communications Intern

Communications Intern

Application ends: 09/08/2024
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Job Description

Fondation suisse de déminage (FSD)



FSD is seeking a highly motivated, native German or English speaking intern to join our communications team for 6 to 12 months in Geneva. This role provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in the international humanitarian sector in Geneva, within an established and dynamic NGO. As part of our communication team, you will play a vital role in supporting our outreach and engagement efforts. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of tasks that will help you build your skills and experience, while getting familiar with the day-to-day management of a humanitarian mine action NGO.

Starting Date: September 2024 or March 2025


  • Social Media and Digital Content: Assist in managing our digital campaigns and growing our social media presence by creating, scheduling, and posting content and monitoring performance.
  • Website Management: Support the maintenance and update of our WordPress (Divi) website. This includes data entry, content creation, and ensuring that all information is current and accurate, as well as monitoring and reporting on analytics.
  • Content Creation and Editing: Contribute to the development of various communications materials, including articles, press releases, newsletters, and reports. Assist in the translation and proofreading of documents to ensure they reach a wider audience.
  • Graphic Design: Utilize tools such as Adobe Suite and Canva to create visually appealing flyers, presentations, brochures and other branded material to support communications efforts.
  • Video: Assist in the creating, editing and publishing of video content for various communications needs.
  • Event: Help organize public events, and support participation in external events.
  • Archiving and Data Management: Organize and archive photos, videos, and other multimedia resources to ensure they are easily accessible for future use.
  • Administrative Support: Provide general administrative assistance to the communications team, including scheduling meetings, organizing files, and handling correspondence.
  • Engagement and Collaboration: Actively participate in team meetings and share ideas to improve our communications activities. Collaborate with various departments within the NGO to ensure cohesive messaging and outreach.


  • Graduate degree, or currently enrolled in a degree in media and communications, political science, international relations, or public relations.
  • Must meet the conditions to sign a tripartite internship agreement with their current educational institution and the conditions set by the Conseil de surveillance du marché de l'emploi (CSME).
  • Native English or German speaker; working knowledge of French is a plus. The working language in the office is English.
  • Familiarity with tools such as Adobe Suite, Canva, MailChimp, WordPress, Divi, and social media platforms. Basic knowledge of HTML/CS, SEO practices and video editing proficiency a plus.
  • Strong writing skills with a keen attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and quality in all produced content.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple tasks efficiently.
  • Basic photography skills for capturing and editing high-quality images for use in communications material.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Genuine interest in humanitarian issues.
  • Swiss / EU citizenship or a valid work permit for Switzerland.