Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Internships 2024

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Internships 2024

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Internships 2024 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Communications Internships 2024

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Internships 2024 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is offering Internships for 2024, providing a unique chance for individuals to gain valuable experience with a renowned international humanitarian organization. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals in various departments, including medical, logistics, and communications, contributing to MSF’s mission of delivering emergency medical aid to those in need.

  • Closing Date: 09 June 2024
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

This program is ideal for students and recent graduates passionate about global health and humanitarian work. Interns will develop practical skills, deepen their understanding of humanitarian issues, and contribute to impactful projects that make a difference worldwide.

The Digital Communications Intern will provide administrative, writing, editing, graphic design, reporting and research support to the Communications team of the MSF South Africa. He/she reports to the Social Media Officer.

She/he will develop skills and knowledge in the following area:

  • Time management skills.
  • Website management skills.
  • Community Management skills.
  • Social Media Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Search Engine Optimisation Skills.
  • Understand how content works on digital platforms.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Adobe Creative Suite Skills.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Update content on the MSF Southern Africa website.
  • Edit identified articles to ensure they are correctly tagged, and quality images are used.
  • Ensure relevant content is hyperlinked to improve Google search ranking and SEO.
  • Maintain a consistent layout for all articles.
  • Optimise content on the website for improved user experience.
  • Utilise SEO tools and content management systems, particularly Yoast, for content optimisation.
  • Apply SEO best practices and keyword optimisation techniques to all web content.
  • Write and edit content with a focus on readability and engagement.
  • Incorporate multimedia elements effectively into written content.
  • Implement linking strategies to enhance site authority and user experience.
  • Work with the Social Media Officer to help build and manage MSF South Africa’s online communities.
  • Monitor and respond to social media trends observed in a proactive fashion.
  • Measure and report social media activities.
  • Develop content for social media channels: Research what works, testing different copy options.
  • Flagging disturbing or urgent comments and bring them to the attention of the social media manager to plan a response.
  • Working with Social Media Officer to regularly update the community management strategy.
  • Categorise queries and responses.


  • Studies in: Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or similar field.
  • Experience in managing social media accounts and interest in developing online communication & marketing tactics.
  • A strong interest in humanitarian issues.
  • Creative and flexible approach to work, and ability to work well within a team.
  • Proficiency in English, written and orally.
  • Experience balancing short-term and long-term responsibilities and working quickly when necessary and working in high-pressure and/or breaking-news situations.
  • A desire to work collaboratively on projects and teach others what you know.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, as part of a team and interdepartmentally.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to carry out different tasks simultaneously and to prioritise time and resources accordingly whilst maintaining an overview of all activity.
  • Determined, committed and desire to learn.
  • Adhere to the MSF principles and to our values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust, and Empowerment.
  • Adhere to the MSF Behavioural Commitments.

How to Apply?

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