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Hourly rates for all GSAS students unless otherwise noted:
Master's Students - $18.50/hour
Doctoral Students - $20.86/hour

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Our mission is to enhance both the academic experiences and quality of life for our graduate students.


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Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
Marketing and Communications Assistant

Hourly rates:
Master's Students - $18.50/hour
Doctoral Students - $20.86/hour

As the humanitarian sector continues to evolve, universities and humanitarian organizations worldwide are increasingly developing training programs to better prepare humanitarian aid workers to respond effectively in crises, while meeting the professional requirements of agencies and organizations.

In order to keep itself at the forefront of humanitarian training initiatives, the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) would like to continue its efforts to better market its training courses and annual events in order to target diverse and qualified students to pursue IIHA course offerings at Fordham University and to attend IIHA annual events. These include but are not limited to the Design for Humanity Summit, the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, the Master of Arts in Humanitarian Action (MIHA), as well as the new Master of Science in Humanitarian Studies and new online humanitarian training offered by the IIHA. The Graduate Assistant will work under the close supervision of the IIHA Communications Officer to assist with the continued development of research initiatives. The Graduate Assistant will assist with online research, partnership outreach, event planning and management, and editing publications for dissemination.

As the IIHA transitions to moving many of its courses online and opening a new Master’s degree, further research on reaching new audiences in the appropriate channels is crucial for effective student requirements. This requires staying up to date with course marketing trends and effectively communicating the rich academic and practical expertise of the IIHA to current and potential students.

The IIHA Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant would not only gain an entry point into the field of international humanitarian affairs but also a valuable understanding of the current developments in the humanitarian sector, most notably the professionalization of aid and the benefits and challenges to sector-wide training. The GA will also have the opportunity to develop professional skills in an office environment, while further exploring their interest in humanitarian affairs, educational training, and market analysis and research. This provides the graduate student also with alternative academic experience in a professional field while using skills developed within their programs. 


The Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant will work under the supervision of the IIHA Communications Officer to:

  • Conduct research on and analyze offerings on national and international humanitarian training programs offered by both Universities and humanitarian organizations;
  • Undertake research and evaluate trending and emerging technologies and design initiatives in humanitarian action;
  • Complete market analysis to determine whether IIHA programs are effectively meeting the needs and interests of students;
  • Enhance existing marketing strategies to increase the visibility and prominence of the IIHA as the premiere humanitarian training institute;
  • Produce compelling marketing materials and advertisements;
  • Conduct outreach to target organizations;
  • Edit communications materials, including newsletters, press releases, feature articles, and website and social media posts;
  • Assist in the maintenance of IIHA communications platforms;
  • Research new opportunities for promotion of new educational programming, namely online training and the MSHS.


  • Graduate student, currently attending Fordham University, with a concentration or experience in Humanitarian Affairs, International Relations, Media and Communications, Marketing, or English;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Experience with online research and professional outreach;
  • Knowledge of social media and content management tools;
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to work on teams and independently;
  • Driven by curiosity, humanity, courtesy and a strong proactive attitude;
  • Previous professional marketing experience (a plus);
  • Proficiency in Adobe photo editing and design programs (a plus) and
  • Video shooting and editing skill (a plus)

About the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs: The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University, working with external humanitarian partners, offers programs throughout the world at both the graduate and undergraduate level.  Through these programs, IIHA trains students for careers in the humanitarian field by combining an academic approach with the shared practical experience of faculty, external speakers and students.  To learn more, please visit the IIHA website. Applicants are directed to send cover letters and resumes to Camille Giacovas at