Management Sciences for Health

Fall Communications Intern

Job ID
New York City, NY
# of Positions
GEN (General)
A478 - FCI Award
Reports To
Communications Senior Specialist


MSH is a nonprofit, international health organization with nearly 2,500 people from over 74 nationalities working in over 40 countries. Our mission is to save lives and improve the health of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Together with our partners, we help leaders, managers, health workers, and communities in developing countries to build stronger health systems that deliver high-quality health services to everyone who needs them.

The FCI Program of MSH partners with allies and champions in governments and communities to advocate for policies and programs that advance sexual and reproductive health and rights around the world. Calling for universal access to high-quality, culturally respectful care, the FCI Program of MSH builds advocacy skills of civil society partners and networks in countries and communities, and works to increase equity by reaching young people, indigenous groups, and other underserved populations. Approaching health issues with a gender-focused, rights-based approach, the FCI Program of MSH develops and communicates compelling advocacy messages based on a foundation of evidence, and works with partners to hold countries accountable for fulfilling their promises to provide equitable, high-quality care.


What are the student takeaways:

The student will:

  • Better understand issues related to global health, and in particular, to sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, and adolescent health
  • Gain experience in developing and implementing communications strategies
  • Gain practical knowledge of current trends in effective digital storytelling communications
  • Build skills for engaging in social media activities and writing compelling communications pieces

Please note:

  • Internship candidates must be full or part time students earning university credit for their internship.
  • This is an unpaid internship and candidates are responsible for their own housing and transportation.
  • This internship will be part time (10-12 hours per week) and run from September 25, 2017 - December 1, 2017

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work with the FCI Program of MSH team in the US and internationally to identify and write stories the Rights & Realities blog, social media, and other communications platforms.
  • Help maintain and expand the FCI Program of MSH’s social media presence (Rights & Realities blog, Twitter, and Facebook).
  • Research trends in social media and experiment with new storytelling platforms, applications, and tools for creating and posting dynamic content.
  • Measure audience engagement on the FCI Program of MSH’s various social media channels, and work with senior communications specialist to create a standardized process for capturing and analyzing social media analytics.
  • Assist with other advocacy and communications efforts, as needed.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Graduate student in public health, human rights, journalism, international affairs, or public policy programs
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with social media
  • Interest in women’s health and rights issues
  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination and team building skills


  • Professional working proficiency in French or Spanish
  • Experience in photo editing, graphic design, multimedia, video and/or audio production

Background Information

Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

EEO Statement

Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

Reports To

Communications Senior Specialist

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