Communication Intern

Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland | Communication | Part-time

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The World Council of Churches (WCC) is an ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948.  It brings together 350 member churches from all over the world, including Orthodox churches, Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran and Reformed denominations, to promote Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world.

From its headquarters at the Ecumenical Centre in Grand-Saconnex, a unique space for its member churches, the WCC conducts its work together with churches and ecumenical partners. Activities include promoting peace and justice in places of conflict; inter-religious dialogue with people of other faiths; and ecumenical education.

The WCC is looking for a Communication intern at 60% (6 months) who will be working to enhance preservation and access for WCC archives and who will be supporting the organization of events and visits at the WCC.  Reporting to the director of communications, the successful candidate will be able to provide communication support for the WCC Communication Team.

During the assignment, the candidate will have the opportunity to gain practical experience and expertise in Marketing and different areas of communication work, more specifically in promotion and archives.

Fluent in French and having very good English skills, the communications intern will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organisation skills.  The successful candidate will have responsibility for:

Archives:

  • Sorting out, arrangement and description of untreated material as assigned by the archivist
  • Working on various tools in order to enhance retrieval of archival and library resources in storage locations at the Ecumenical Centre.
  • Optimization of storage conditions.
  • Current tasks of archival and library services (replying user requests, archival search, copying, assistance to researchers on site) and further administrative work and duties assigned by the archivist and/or the librarian.

Promotion and marketing:

  • Implement the new online gift shop, deal with orders and stock
  • Support with the website
  • Prepare for the reopening of the Visitors’ programme
  • Support the communication team in the organization of online events and in the marketing workflow of the WCC in collaboration with the Director of Communication, the Communication Project Assistant and Communication Officers.
  • Undertake a variety of administrative tasks as required by the communication team.
  • Other related tasks as requested by the Director of Communication.

Qualifications and special requirements:

Education:

Student in Information sciences; communication or related field.

Competencies:

  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Great communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Quality of discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and stay solution-oriented.
  • Demonstration of professional ambition and integrity.

Language skills:

Ability to correspond in French and English.

Computer skills:

Ability to work with Microsoft Office applications such as Excel and Word

What we offer:

  • Gain experience in communication and marketing
  • Intercultural skills working in a global and ecumenical NGO
  • Experience and understanding of basic functions in library and archives

Deadline for applications: November 15, 2020

About human resources at the WCC:

The WCC is an equal opportunity employer. The sole criteria for recruitment, training and career opportunities are qualification, skills, experience and performance to all its staff members.