Health Policy Watch is an independent, Geneva-based, non-profit new service providing a unique plaftorm for news, analysis and opinions on cutting-edge global health policy issues
Are you interested in global health, and fascinated by the interface between health, sustainable development & climate, biotech and innovation, and other issues? Are you a budding writer or journalist, with a talent for turning dry science facts into fascinating stories and/or using Twitter/and other social media platforms?
Health Policy Watch is seeking an intern to work as our Part-time Production Editor (25-30 hours weekly), Report, research, edit breaking news stories & features for our daily news service, with opportunities to expand to more in-depth analyses, based on aptitude.
Support daily story production and post-publication social media outreach.
A Marketing and Social media intern is also being sought – for a candidate with interest and skills to help us expand our digital adversing/marketing, outreach to new reader and social media followers on Facebook and Twitter in new and creative ways to build our audiences and an appropriate base of advertisers (e.g. health-related webinars, conferences, publications, etc.)
Interns get a first-hand, inside look at global policymaking at the highest levels, and interact with leading experts and decision-makers. Former interns have gone on to well-paying entry level jobs in media and communications advocacy.
Highly-motivated and well-organised applicants with strong writing skills and an interest in a variety of health topics are encouraged to apply. Intern(s) will need to be extremely independent and adaptable to the pressures of a daily news cycle. Applicants from Africa, SE Asia and Latin America may apply and work remotely.
● Minimum 6 months commitment
● Availability (9:00AM EST – 3:00PM EDT or equivalent in other time zones), 4 days/week
● Requirements: strong English writing ability; other languages extremely helpful, especially French.
● Experience: knowledge or interest in global public health policymaking, journalism, legal & political analysis is important.. Social media skills are a plus.
● Stipends/compensation at competitive rates with possibility for rapid increase, based on performance and hours worked.
● Start date: Immediate.
Email short cover letter, CV and writing samples, including journalism (Op-ed, news story, or blog) & academic writing sample to the attention of:
Elaine Ruth Fletcher, Editor-in-Chief
Grace Ren, Production Editor