Communications Internships

Where: flexible
Approximate Hours: 10-20 hours/week
Position: InSTEDD Communications Intern
Term: flexible
Start Date: flexible
Reports To: Director of Communications 

Do you find yourself telling and sharing stories constantly?  Are you fully immersed in the world of social media?  Are you moved by powerful images and video?  Are you a self starter?  If you answered yes to these questions, then we highly encourage you to apply for our Communications Internship Program!

We are looking for highly motivated, passionate, and self-starter individuals with experience in communications, media development and/or public relations. The InSTEDD Communications Intern position will substantially grow InSTEDD’s network by helping to expose our work in an engaging and stimulating way to our core audiences. 

The Organization

Founded in 2006 in California’s Silicon Valley with seed funding from and the Rockefeller Foundation, InSTEDD designs and uses open source technology tools to help partners enhance collaboration and improve information flow to better deliver critical services to vulnerable populations. InSTEDD has launched two innovation laboratories (aka iLabs) one in Southeast Asia and one in Latin America which are fostering collaborative engineering practices and entrepreneurial innovation in those regions.

InSTEDD’s highly skills interdisciplinary team of public health experts, scientists, and software engineers works closely with leading consultants and strategic partners in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Through collaboration, InSTEDD is able to maximize resources and work faster, smarter and more cost effectively. Click here to watch our organizational video

Job Description

We are looking for interns to help with our communications in the following areas:

  • Social Media
  • Copy Writing & Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Production
  • Public Relations
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Implementation of an official Fellowship Program

Job Responsibilities

Job responsibilities will vary depending on your skill set and desired focus areas, but the below list is an indication of responsibilities:

Social Media

  • identify relevant materials to share through our social sites such as Twitter and Facebook
  • work with the team to develop and publish blogs

Copy Writing & Editing

  • help revise copy for our print and online materials

Graphic Design

  • help design print and online materials

Video Production

  • help create videos for our blogs, websites and presentations

Public Relations

  • help pitch story ideas to media

Implementation of an official Fellowship Program

  • help with fellowship program design and recruiting

Skills / Qualifications / Experience

Skills/Qualification/Experience will vary depending on your desired focus areas, but the below list is an indication of what we are looking for: 

  • BA or equivalent degree required
  • Has work experience or training in advertising, PR, online marketing, multi-media content development or similar field
  • Demonstrated creativity and documented immersion in social media and internet communities
  • Dedicated to blogging and use of Facebook and Twitter and incorporating analytics into the content creation
  • Familiar with how to implement a marketing strategy 
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Is independent, self directed, eager to meet and exceed objectives, and excited to take on more responsibility
  • Brings to the position organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to communicate results to Director of Communications and in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to plan, organize, and evaluate tasks at hand as well as foresee upcoming creative opportunities
  • Strong commitment to ethics, honesty, and integrity in conducting business
  • Video editing experience


  • Casual work environment
  • References gladly given for successful participants
  • Access to our diverse network 
  • Possibility for travel (both domestically and internationally)

Click here to fill out an application