Population Services International

  • Intern, External Relations & Communications

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/23/2018 11:02 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Development & External Relations
    Position Location: City
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    Position Location: Country
    United States

    General Communications Intern, External Relations & Communications
    Based in Washington, D.C.

    Reports to the ERC Coordinator


    Who we are


    With over 45 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to better support consumer empowered healthcare.
    There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills that we bring to the critically important work that we do.


    Join us!


    PSI’s External Relations & Communications department is looking for someone with a global health and/or communications background to serve as an General Communications Intern, External Relations

    & Communications starting in May of 2018. This position is paid and part-time (25 to 29 hours a week) for 6 months.


    We’re a fun, dynamic department that values our interns as integrated members of our team. Previous interns have gone on to work for the State department, Peace Corps, other NGOs, or even stayed on to become part of the PSI family!


    This is a perfect position for a recent graduate to learn the inner workings of a communications team and put his or her passion for global health and international development to work. We will help you make the most of your current skills and develop new ones.


    Sound like you? Read on.


    Your contribution

    • PSIImpact.com and other publications: general research and writing for blog posts, upcoming issues of Impact magazine and a weekly news digest; assistance in maintaining the content management system for a thrice-weekly
    • Communications: monitoring of media mentions and media measurement, assisting with maintenance of PSI’s website and blog, assisting with light graphic design needs, and occasionally writing or editing content or assisting with publications such as fact sheets and case
    • Social Media: supporting in management of PSI social media pages, adapting current and creating sharable graphics
    • General Administrative duties: taking meeting minutes, assisting with logistics regarding travel, internal and external PSI meetings, conference calls, and maintaining stock of PSI branded materials, data entry, assisting with departmental accounting needs


    What are we looking for?


    The basics

    • Student or recent graduate in relevant field (e. PR, Marketing, Communications, English)
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Collaborative and eager working style
    • Superior organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated experience with social and digital media (Facebook, Twitter, blog, content management systems)
    • Good visual stylistic sense (balance, tone, placement). Infographics and data visualization skills, including the ability to translate data and text into informative, easy-to-understand visuals (graphics, charts, etc.) and infographi
    • References and writing samples will be required.
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States. B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position.

    What would get us excited?

    • Graphic design experience, in both digital and print media, and excellent software skills with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, etc.
    • Knowledge of or interest in global health and development
    • An eye for finding human-interest stories
    • Photo and video editing experience preferred


    • Non-Exempt

    Please submit a well written cover letter and impeccable resume.


    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.


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