Intern possibly combined with a position as student assistant at ICARS

Expires in 10 days

Do you have an interest in working with communications in an international organization? Do you have good writing and graphic-design skills? Then you might be our new communications intern in ICARS

The International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (ICARS) is a new organization with a mission to develop evidence-based solutions to mitigate antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in low- and middle-income countries. Working in partnership with low- and middle-income countries, ICARS use intervention and implementation research to support the countries in implementing their National Action Plans.

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About the intern position
ICARS is looking for an intern to support the communications officer with:

  • Creating, editing and uploading content to the ICARS website
  • Drafting web copy and news stories
  • Developing social media content and tracking audience engagement
  • Creating infographics and laying out reports for print
  • Supporting event and virtual campaign planning
  • Developing intranet and internal communications framework

ICARS envision that the position could be combined with a position as student assistant, if favourable to the candidate. The position will potentially include a field mission to a low- or middle-income country to cover, for example, the launch of a project or signing of an agreement with representatives from governments.

You will mainly assist the ICARS communications officer.

Your background and experience
In order to become our intern, you must be enrolled at a university as an active student within a subject like communications or similar. We will consider it an advantage if you have an interest in working for an international organization with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

It is a requirement that the internship gives the student ECTS-points and ICARS is willing to adjust the duration of the position, as well as the tasks, in order to meet the requirements for ECTS-points.

Desirable skills and experience

  • Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere Pro
  • Excellent written English
  • Research communications
  • Strategic approaches to communications and advocacy
  • Social media management

To succeed in this position, you must have strong IT skills, be structured, independent, good at cooperating interdisciplinary and service-minded.

Since English is our working language, it is important that you have proficiency in English both verbally and in writing.

Working at ICARS we offer an exciting opportunity to join a new international organization. As our intern, you will gain a unique insight in how an international organization works with communication and outreach to global partners just as you will have the opportunity to use your theoretical knowledge in a professional context.

You will be part of a currently small but growing team that is developing the scientific and organizational foundation of ICARS. Our team is composed of 25 enthusiastic international pioneers that believe in ICARS’ mission and is highly motivated to ensure its success.

We are currently based at Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Terms of employment
The intern position is unpaid (preferably 30 hours but less/more hours can be negotiated) with the possibility to combine with a paid position as student assistant. You will be working from the ICARS office based in Copenhagen.

The internship will be of max 6 months duration but can also be less depending on what is possible to obtain ECTS-points. Prior to employment the parties will enter into a dialogue in order to discuss what tasks are required to obtain ECTS-points and how ICARS can fulfil this.

Starting date is anticipated to be August or September.

It will be possible to combine the position with a longer term position as student assistant within ICARS that will be covered by the terms of the collective agreement between The Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisation of Public Employees (OAO-S-Fællesoverenskomsten) and the organizational agreement between The Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Organisation for Salaried Employees HK/Stat (Organisationsaftale for kontorfunktionærer, laboranter og it-medarbejdere (HK)), according to chapter 6 in the agreement concerning hourly paid employees.

Further information
For further information about the position, please contact director of operations Helle Engslund Krarup, at +45 24852974.

Application and recruitment process Press “apply for the position” and submit your CV along with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and motivation for applying.

We expect to conduct interviews in week 26 and 27