Communication intern at 60% (6 months)

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 352 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 supporting the organization of events, the preparation and the organisation of the WCC 11<sup>th</sup> Assembly and visits at the WCC. Reporting to the Director of Communication, 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.

Fluent in French and/or German and having very good English skills, the Communication intern will be able to demonstrate excellent communication and organisation skills.  The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities.

  

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement the new online gift shop, deal with orders and stock
  • Provide support for the Visitors’ programme
  • Provide support for the communication team in the organization of events and in the marketing workflow of the WCC in collaboration with the Director of Communication, the Communication Project Assistant and Communication Officers
  • Assist with book orders
  • Assist the Communication team for the WCC 11<sup>th</sup> Assembly administration
  • Assist the Communication team during the upcoming Central Committee
  • Assistance with language service requests
  • 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/or German and English will be a good asset

 

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

 

Deadline for applications: 13 May 2022

Duration: 6 months

Starting date: As soon as possible

  

  

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.