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  • Full time
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Apply by: 2024-07-21

Communications Intern (80 – 100%)

Published 2024-06-12

The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, education and services at local, national and international level. 950 staff and students from 95 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on climate change, environment and health, infectious and non-communicable diseases, societal and cultural context, and health systems and policies.

We are looking for a committed, well-organized and creative Communications Intern (80 – 100%).

As part of a dynamic and dedicated communications team, you will help position Swiss TPH as a leading institute in global health that combines research, education and services.

The internship would ideally start in August/September 2024. The exact starting date and length of the internship can be discussed.

Your position

  • Create content (written and audiovisuals) for our broad variety of channels including the website, intranet and social media
  • Provide writing and editing support in English and German for communication materials (including the website, intranet, social media, flyers, posters, etc.)
  • Support the event management of various events such as symposia, lectures and internal events
  • Support visitor management and welcome various stakeholder groups to the Swiss TPH headquarters
  • Support the communications team in any other communication activities that may arise

Your profile

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in communications, management, economics, political sciences, life sciences or a similar field
  • Demonstrated interest in communications, public relations and event management
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Very good writing skills and ability to work confidently across digital, print, and social media platforms
  • Familiarity with social media management and/or web content management tools desirable (e.g. Typo3)
  • Fluency in written and spoken German and English. Additional language skills such as French, Italian or Spanish are an asset

We offer you

  • Meaningful work in an international environment
  • A state-of-the-art workplace in our new building with its own canteen on the dynamic BaseLink site in Allschwil
  • Being part of a committed and dynamic communications team
  • A great opportunity to gain insight into the external and internal communication activities of an internationally renowned global health institute
  • In this role, you will be able to develop your communication and event management skills in an interdisciplinary environment and meet researchers, experts, staff and students from a wide variety of backgrounds

Swiss TPH is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.


  • Start Date: August/September 2024
  • Duration: 6 months with the possibility of extension
  • Percentage: 80-100%
  • Location: Allschwil, Switzerland
  • Travel required: No
  • Internal job title: Trainee

Application / Contact

Please submit your application online via https://jobs.swisstph.ch/Jobs/All with:

  • CV
  • Motivational letter including names and contact information (email or phone) of 1 – 2 references
  • Reference letters and diploma

Together, we can make the world a healthier place. We look forward to receiving your application.

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool. As long as the position is online on our company website, we are open for new applications. Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

Sabina Beatrice-Matter, Head of Communications

For further information about the position, please visit our website: https://www.swisstph.ch/en/about/dir/communications/