Emory University Communications Intern (TEPHINET) in decatur, Georgia

Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of tasks requiring limited independent judgment. May research, compile and prepare routine or ad-hoc reports. May research and maintain records, files and logs. May initiate or maintain contact with customers, vendors or contractors and respond to, research and resolve inquiries of a routine nature. May organize meetings or other venues and arrange for logistical needs such as set up, handouts, reports, speakers and clean up. May assist in developing, implementing and managing programs or projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled as an undergraduate in a college or university offering a four year degree. Completion of freshman year or higher and in good academic standing. College transcripts required as part of interview process.

Additional Details

Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET)

College Intern (ETS)

Communications Intern (TFGH)

Job class Code: ETS99 EEO Code: Professional Non-faculty

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Pay Grade: 922 Revision Date: January 2017

Reports to: Communications Specialist

Direct Reports: N/A

*This is a Non-Exempt position. Employees in this position are paid an hourly pay rate, on a bi-weekly basis, and are eligible to receive overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a work week.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under direct or general supervision, performs a variety of tasks requiring limited independent judgment. May research, compile and prepare routine or ad-hoc reports. May research and maintain records, files and logs. May initiate or maintain contact with customers, vendors or contractors and respond to, research and resolve inquiries of a routine nature. May organize meetings or other venues and arrange for logistical needs such as set up, handouts, reports, speakers and clean up. May assist in developing, implementing and managing programs or projects.

BACKGROUND: The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its eight programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize–the world's largest award of its kind–in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.

The Training Programs in Epidemiology & Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET) is a member-led global network of field epidemiology training programs (FETPs) founded in June 1997 with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Foundation Merieux. With a secretariat based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, TEPHINET has existed for nearly two decades and is the only global network of field epidemiology training programs, spanning multiple regional networks, sub-regional programs, and national programs around the world. Overall, TEPHINET comprises 65 programs in more than 90 countries. Currently, there are more than 10,000 FETP trainees, 6,500 graduates, and 1,000 students.

TEPHINET is seeking a Communications Intern to assist with communications tasks. Under the guidance of communications staff, the Communications Intern will support the development of program and event websites, newsletters and reports; assist in the creation of communications materials for conferences and events; collect and categorize public health resources and project information for sharing via communications channels; and perform administrative and other duties as assigned. The Communications Intern may have the opportunity to contribute to specific projects depending on skills and interest. The intern should be able to commit 20 - 25 hours per week for a minimum of six months (February 2017-August 2017). Days in the office are negotiable based on Intern’s schedule. Three writing samples required as part of the interview process.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support with general communications activities

  • Collaborate with communications staff in creating reports and brochures, web announcements, and news stories

  • Assist in the redevelopment of www.tephinet.org and support the development of a website for the 9 th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference (to be held in Thailand in August 2017)

  • Assist in collecting information about FETPs and TEPHINET projects for newsletters, web and social media posts, reports and brochures

  • Assist in creating communications materials for the 9 th TEPHINET Global Scientific Conference (and other events and meetings as needed)

  • Create simple graphics as needed

  • Copyedit materials written by native and non-native English speakers

  • Perform other duties as assigned

TRAVEL: Not Applicable

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree or higher in English, communications, journalism, marketing, public health, anthropology, or a related field

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Interest in communications/marketing

  • Interest in working in global or public health and/or international development

  • Fluency in another language (Spanish and/or Thai preferred)

  • Skills in graphic design, photography and/or videography

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite software

  • Experience working in communications/marketing and/or global or public health

Additional Information:

  • Task Force for Global Health:

  • TEPHINET: http://www.tephinet.org

The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the personnel so classified.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER: The Task Force for Global Health is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law.

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Job Number 20580

Job Type Temporary Part-Time

Division Affiliated Organizations

Department Task Force for Global Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

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