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MSF: Media & Communications Internships Programme 2021

MSF invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the Media & Communications Internships Programme 2021

  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Closing Date: 12 July 2021

Job Details:

The Media & Communications Intern works closely with the Media Liaison and Southern Africa Links Coordinator and the Media Liaison, Human Interest and Special Projects Specialist helping with various media-related administrative tasks, including archiving media footage, researching and updating media contacts, recording media requests, media monitoring, compiling MSF media mentions, as well as assisting with information sharing within the office.

She/he will develop skills and knowledge in the following area:

  • Reporting, media monitoring and analysis
  • Information sharing
  • Internal communication
  • Media outreach
  • Writing
  • Project management cycle (planning, production/preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation/reporting) and conceptualising
  • Working to deadlines and plans and achieving outcomes with limited resources
  • Working with service providers
  • Skills exchange on medical journals with the output team members
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Understanding how mainstream and social media works


  • Recently attained a Degree or Diploma in:
    Public Relations
    or related courses.
  • Preferably studying media/communications-related subject, or with a demonstrable interest in working in the media/communications field.
  • Knowledge of the South African media landscape, including community media.
  • Interest in local/international current affairs and humanitarian work.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel essential; knowledge of online media databases desirable.
  • Professional telephone manner;
  • Able to deal confidently with media on the phone.

Personal attributes / Competencies:

  • Attention to detail
  • Determined, committed and desire to learn
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and interdepartmentally
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to carry out different tasks simultaneously and to prioritise time and resources accordingly whilst maintaining an overview of all activity
  • Interest in humanitarian

How to Apply

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