IMPACT Initiatives

Communications Intern

IMPACT Initiatives

Job Description


Impact Initiatives is a humanitarian think tank, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The organisation manages several initiatives, including the REACH Initiative, which was created in 2010 to facilitate the development of information tools and products that enhance the capacity of aid actors to make evidence-based decisions in Emergency, recovery and development contexts. The IMPACT team comprises specialists in research Design; Data Collection, management and Analysis; GIS and remote-sensing.


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Department:Communications & Advocacy

Position:Communications Intern

Contract duration:6 months

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Remuneration: 1’300 CHF gross per month

Starting Date: ASAP

The IMPACT HQ Communications & Advocacy (C&A) Unit provides cross-cutting support to both IMPACT country offices and HQ-based global programmes teams. The overarching objectives of this team include:

  • Amplifying the impact of our work through effective communications, outreach, and dissemination
  • Promoting and maintaining a strong brand identity for the organisation
  • Increasing the uptake of our research findings among decision-makers and key stakeholders

Responsibilities of C&A team members include:

  • Managing the IMPACT website and social media channels
  • Maintaining the organisation’s visual identity and graphic charter
  • Developing global and country-specific communications content
  • Coordinating and facilitating IMPACT’s external engagement opportunities
  • Developing Capacity Building tools, templates, guidance, and minimum standards
  • Providing direct support to country and global programmes colleagues

The person we are looking for:

  • Studies journalism, communications, design and/or social sciences or other relevant field and has an interest in the humanitarian sector
  • Is enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree
  • Is highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Has strong writing, communications, publishing and editing skills
  • Has excellent written and spoken command of English; proficiency in a second language is an asset
  • Has knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and online publishing (WordPress and social Media Platforms) and is willing to deepen these skills
  • Is passionate about communications and innovative ways of sharing and creating information
  • Has experience and a passion to learn about copywriting, editing, marketing and humanitarian communications;
  • Is a team player, but also has the capacity to work independently
  • Has the ability to work in a dynamic, multicultural environment and to meet deadlines

How to apply

Please apply on the following link: REACH Communications Intern | Impact (

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