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IIHA Marketing and Communications Internship

The Marketing and Communications Intern will assist the IIHA Communications and Research Officer in ensuring the strategic communications plan is properly implemented to reach targeted audiences. The intern will continue to work on the institute’s efforts to better market its academic programs and extracurricular events, as well as on researching new audiences in the appropriate channels to recruit diverse and qualified students. The intern 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. Overall, the intern will conduct research on humanitarian programs, create and edit newsletters, create new and innovative marketing material for IIHA events, and analyze whether IIHA programs are meeting students’ needs and interests. Additionally, the intern will assist the IIHA Executive Director, Senior Fellows and academic staff with the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, a 4-week intensive residential program for mid-career humanitarian professionals.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design promotional advertisements for upcoming events and programs;
  • Enhance existing marketing strategies to increase the visibility and prominence of the IIHA as the premiere humanitarian training institute;
  • Writing/editing/proofreading/ communications materials, including monthly and weekly newsletters, press releases, and posts to websites;
  • Assist in the organization and logistics of events hosted by the institute;
  • Assist in the management and update of social media and web platforms;
  • Create new ideas for new programming by the institute;
  • Conduct outreach to target organizations;


  • Undergraduate student with experience or academic concentration in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, English, New Media, Humanitarian Studies, International Studies, or other related fields
  • A general interest in and basic understanding of current humanitarian affairs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and social media platforms
  • Graphic Design production and editing skills (preferred)
  • Prior experience with human rights or humanitarian-related initiatives (academic or extracurricular)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask and complete projects ahead of or by deadlines
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of professionalism

Assignment Start Date: All internships are unpaid and last for the duration of the semester. We ask that all interns commit at least 15-20 hours each week.

How to Apply: Places are limited. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Brendan Cahill, Executive Director at