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Intern, Advocacy and Communications (Vaccine Acceptance & Demand)

Reports to: Senior Manager, Communications (Vaccine Acceptance & Demand)
Location: Washington, DC; Option to Work Remotely (only in FL, MD, MA, NE, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, VA, WA, DC)

The Advocacy and Communications Intern will support a variety of the Vaccine Acceptance & Demand Team’s advocacy-related partnerships and activities.
Advocacy and Communications
  • Partner with Senior Manager, Communications to develop and implement a suite of social media content, including graphics and other promotional materials
  • Monitor potential advocacy and journalism opportunities on vaccines and immunization in low- and middle-income countries; develop calendar and weekly synthesis of opportunities for program to consider
  • Represent Sabin at relevant advocacy or communications coalitions/meetings/webinars and identify program opportunities
  • Assist team members in planning and implementing remote and in-person workshops, meetings and webinars
Program Support
  • Assist with team and collaborating partner meetings, including preparing materials and drafting minutes
  • Assist with tracking stories produced by journalists engaged with the program and advocacy and learning activities of health workers, as well as testimonials of program participants
  • Work with team members to track program outreach
  • Provide background research, copyediting, formatting and document and presentation management, as assigned
  • Other administrative duties, as assigned
  • Current college student in a related discipline
  • Relevant coursework or experience, preferably in global health, public health, social science, journalism/media training or international relations/development 
  • Demonstrated communications, social media or website assistance experience
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency, including Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, Word), Adobe Acrobat, Zoom video conferencing and conducting internet searches
  • Experience with graphic creation platforms such as Canva, Spark or InDesign a plus
  • Demonstrated success drafting, proofreading and editing complex documents
  • Close attention to detail, ability to manage complex tasks, highly organized, flexible and able to prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communications skills (listening, writing, speaking)
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Available for 5-15 hours per week during the Fall 2021 semester 

Why Sabin:
Our mission is to make vaccines more accessible, enable innovation and expand immunization across the globe. We seek a future free from vaccine-preventable diseases. We are an innovative, collaborative and engaged team that values accountability, teamwork, partnership and driving impact. We are vaccine champions improving lives through immunization. Sabin staff, management and Board of Trustees are committed to developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive team.

Sabin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or genetic information, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy or sexual orientation), marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws