Switzerland: Communications Intern

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Dec 112018

Organization: Civitas Maxima
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 20 Dec 2018

About Civitas Maxima:

Civitas Maxima (CM) coordinates a network of national and international lawyers and investigators who work for the interest of victims of international crimes. It operates in situations where no legal action to bring the perpetrators to justice has been successful and works in close partnership with the Global Justice and Research Project (GJRP) based in Monrovia. CM represents victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast.

CM was registered in September 2012 as an association in Geneva, Switzerland, and is recognized by the Swiss authorities as a not-for-profit organization**.** CM is an equal opportunity employer.

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Internship Description

CM is looking for a communications and social media intern to start from January 2018 for the period of 6 months. The intern would ideally be able to work at least 80% from January to the end of February, and then at least 40%until the end of the contract. We are looking for someone to support our growing communications needs and assist the Communications and Outreach Officer in her tasks. The intern would work in close cooperation with the staff and director ensuring CM’s visibility through a social media campaign around upcoming public trials of alleged Liberian war criminals.


  • Bachelor degree in the fields related to communications, social sciences, marketing, etc.

  • Previous experience working in communications, ability to use programs such as Canva, Piktochart, Illustrator, Lightroom or Photoshop

  • Native or close to native English speaker, French would be an asset

  • Excellent writing skills, ability to proof-read documents

  • Knowledge of international law and/or international relations

  • Respect for other cultures and value systems, flexibility, and ability to take initiative

  • Diligent, and able to work independently

  • Holder of a Schengen Visa or permission to work in Switzerland, and be already based in Geneva.


Assist Communications and Outreach Officer in:

  • Developing and implementing social media campaigns

  • Brainstorming creative strategies for communications

  • Writing press releases, assist in creative writing activities

  • Keeping press and media contacts up to date

  • Updating spreadsheets of news outlets

  • Developing outreach programs, and assisting in its implementations.

What we offer:

  • A dynamic team of motivated young professionals, open to diverse skills and interests

  • “Hands-on” work environment with close following up in development of concrete projects

  • Monthly stipend

  • Networking opportunities

How to apply:

To apply, send a CV and a short cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to this position to before December 20th, 18:00 Geneva time. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. A monthly stipend will be provided.

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Switzerland: Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) GIS Intern – Paid Internship

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Dec 092018

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Dec 2018

I. Organizational Context and Scope

Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has been IOM’s main operational tool for tracking and monitoring the movements and evolving needs of displaced populations since 2004. It has been systematically deployed in medium to large-scale humanitarian response operations in the last four years, including in all Level 3 emergencies. As of the end of 2015, DTM was active in 22 countries, tracking and monitoring over 14 million IDPs.

The DTM Support Team, based in headquarters, assembles expertise in operations and coordination, methodology and concept development, mapping and Geographic Information Systems, statistical analysis, database and application system development, and data and information management. The support team has been critical in providing remote and onsite support to DTM field implementation. The team provides a full range of support from the initial development and setup to continuous support on operations, staff deployment, data management, mapping, database systems, and development of information products. At the global level, the team is also striving to enhance the DTM by working on a multitude of initiatives exploring further integration of innovative technologies, improving capacity building components, and designing more streamlined processes.

Under the overall supervision of the Global DTM Coordinator and direct supervision of the Senior DTM Coordination Manager, the incumbent will be responsible and accountable for providing support to the activities and services provided by DTM support team in headquarters for DTM implementation in the field worldwide.

II. Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following tasks:

  1. Support Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) workflow including data collection, management, analysis and visualization through the provision of appropriate GIS/mapping tools and products.

  2. Provide regular remote support to regional and country missions including production of different types of static maps such as atlas catalogues.

  3. Support developing online interactive maps and web applications using different suites of licensed and open source tools.

  4. Provide input for demographic and geographic boundary information for various IOM databases for emergency response and DTM implementation.

  5. Support developing, testing and deployment of standardized geodatabases for different DTM components and common operational datasets (CODs).

  6. Support enterprise data warehouse solution and ensure smooth dataflow from data warehouse to GIS solutions in cooperation with data management team.

  7. Maintain current information management systems for global and regional data repositories.

  8. Support in the data collection processes, query, analysis and the overall data management activities to ensure the common spatial data standards and structures are applied and data are managed properly throughout the data management cycle.

  9. Preparation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) on spatial data infrastructure and geodatabases developed to ensure sustainability.

  10. Support and provide technical and strategic inputs into ongoing information management for external initiatives and partnerships.

  11. Assist in administration of global licenses pool for desktop and online applications as well as regular monitoring and maintenance of geoserver. deployments

  12. Support development and maintain adherence to design standards for cartographic products in order to unify global, regional, country DTM outputs.

  13. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

III. Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following technical and behavioral competencies


Personal commitment, drive for results, efficiency, flexibility; ability to work effectively and harmoniously in a team and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds under tight deadlines; displays awareness of relevant technological solutions. Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services.


Knowledge of satellite imagery analysis in emergencies and remote sensing

IV. Education and Experience

University degree in information systems, geography, cartography or a related field with concentration in technology applications; one year of relevant professional experience is desirable.

  • Proficiency in ArcGIS desktop, server, and online mapping in addition to any other open source GIS software;
  • Experience in cartography and graphic design using Adobe Suite applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.);
  • Experience in Database Information Systems development (SQL and Postgres), preferably in geographic data management and query builders;
  • Experience in programming using one or more of the following languages: Python or Java.
  • Knowledge of assessment and data collection apps (KOBO or ODK);

V. Languages

  • Required: English
  • Advantageous: Knowledge of additional UN language

How to apply:

For application details kindly follow this link:


Applicants to the IOM internship programme must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

c) Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year of graduation.

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Switzerland: Web Producer

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Dec 062018

Organization: International AIDS Society
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 07 Jan 2019

About the IAS:

The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

More information on IAS can be found at

Details of Employment:

The Web Producer position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Communications. The position is open-ended and full-time as start as soon as possible.

Purpose of the Position:

The incumbent will be responsible for developing, updating and maintaining the IAS website and the conferences websites. This requires experience in graphic design as well as technical understanding of how websites work and look.

Main Responsibilities:

· Develop and design websites based on user experience and web optimization best practices

· Manage, review and publish all web content for the IAS, the IAS Conference on HIV and the International AIDS Conferences

· Develop and maintain work plan to coordinate with all departments in the organization for web updates

· Ensure consistency, quality and up to date content on all websites

· Work between ICT and other departments to guide and translate between programming, user experience and design to develop online applications

· Keep up-to-date on web industry standards and user experience trends to develop and design websites in line with the organization’s evolving priorities

· Serve as link between visual curation and user experience across web platforms

· Work within the Communications team to produce digital deliverables according to editorial calendar needs

· Provide design support for the IAS, the IAS Conference on HIV and the International AIDS Conferences (promo material, venue floor plans, signage, banners, etc.)

· Serve as the main point of contact between conference photographers and IAS staff, populate online galleries and curate photos for all conferences

· Manage conference photos archive and online galleries

· Edit and retouch photos as needed.

Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Communications.

Academic Qualifications:

  • A degree in communications or similar area is required
  • Training in web development.

Work Experience:

  • Significant years of experience in a similar role
  • Proven ability to design and develop websites
  • Experience in managing multiple websites
  • Experience in designing both for online and printed materials.


  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and Bootstrap, knowledge of Javascript
  • Strong knowledge of web Content Management Systems (CMS) and SEO
  • Strong visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction

· Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (particularly Photoshop and Illustrator)

  • Well organized, ability to multitask, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills
  • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities.


  • Native or advanced in English
  • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to by Monday 7 January 2019. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Switzerland: Model United Nations Program Internship

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Nov 302018

Organization: World Federation of United Nations Associations
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 16 Dec 2018

General Overview

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, we represent and coordinate a membership of over 100 United Nations Associations and their thousands of members. We work to build a better world by strengthening and improving the United Nations, through the engagement of people who share a global mindset and support international cooperation – global citizens. Our organization has offices at the United Nations in both New York and Geneva and hosts interns in both locations.

Program Description

With a strong determination to engage civil society with the work of the United Nations, WFUNA has hosted a series of Model United Nations Conferences in New York, Brazil, India and Korea. WIMUN offers the most accurate simulation of the United Nations in the world. Conferences include simulations of the General Assembly, Security Council, ECOSOC, International Court of Justice and the International Labor Organization. The WIMUN program is intended for youth between the age of 14 and 30, recent graduates who have experience in Model UN or have a strong interest in the United Nations and global affairs, as well as advisors who have a role in planning and organizing MUN conferences.

Position Description

The Intern will provide support to the Officer in charge of the WFUNA Model UN program (WIMUN) and participates to the general tasks of the office of WFUNA in Geneva.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Market research to identify potential partners and sponsors for the WIMUN brand;
  • Outreach to potential sponsors, donors, and partners;
  • Re-development and drafting of sponsorship packages;
  • Assisting with grant applications;
  • Communications with UNAs and key delegations of WFUNA’s Model UN Conferences;
  • Assisting with staff selection for Model UN conferences.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • General office maintenance / Ordering and stocking office supplies (rotation);
  • Preparation of the daily news scan shared with all WFUNA staff;
  • Contributing to the communication strategy of the website and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram);
  • Answering, screening and referring phone calls;
  • Welcoming visitors.

Other opportunities:

  1. The WFUNA Secretariat office is located within the Palais des Nations, the United Nations building in Geneva. The Intern will have access to the United Nations building, conferences and events, and resources such as the UN Library.

  2. This position offers an excellent networking opportunity – the Intern will be able to make contact with UN staff, diplomats, UNA members, academics, and NGO representatives, and meet other interns from around the world who are working at the UN.

Experience and Competencies Required:

  • Previous MUN, Marketing and/or Fundraising experience;
  • Previous conference management experience;
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of another UN language is a plus;
  • Strong communications skills;
  • Good knowledge of PPT, Prezi, Salesforce, Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator;
  • Strong interest in the UN and its values;
  • Flexibility, autonomy, curiosity and capacity to adapt to an international environment.


  • Current enrollment in university studies in a relevant field, including international law or relations, or political science;
  • Valid work permit for Switzerland at the time of application.

Starting date: 7 January 2019 or another mutually agreed date.

How to apply:

To apply, please send an email with a cover letter and a CV (2 pages maximum each) at with a copy to

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

WFUNA is committed to equality of opportunity and encouraged applications from all individuals regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, or ethnicity.

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