Protecting civilians in armed conflict

Internship: Communication and External Relations

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Appel de Genève / Geneva Call is looking for: Internship: Communication and External Relations

Appel de Genève / Geneva Call is a neutral and impartial humanitarian non-governmental organization that engages with armed non-State actors (ANSAs) to promote their respect for international humanitarian norms in armed conflicts and other situations of armed violence, in particular regarding the protection of civilians.

Founded in 1998, Geneva Call is registered as a Foundation under Swiss law. It carries out 44 projects in 19 countries in 2016, with an annual budget of approximately CHF 5.8 million.


Geneva Call has a vacancy for an intern to assist the Communication and External Relations Department.


External Communication
  • Digital communication: contribute to website updates and posts on social media
  • Monitoring: monitoring of Geneva Call’s presence in the media (including social media), collecting statistics
  • Media: assist in organizing press conferences, in managing relations with journalists and maintain Geneva Call’s media contact database
  • Content creation: contribute to the creation of communication material (video, brochures etc…)
  • Support the department’s other activities when required
Internal Communication
  • Intranet: Facilitate internal communication through the Intranet (publications of news)
  • Knowledge management:  Maintain Geneva Call’s picture and document library

Main Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a background in communication, marketing, international relations or a related field
  • Candidates having already completed their first degree preferred
  • Excellent command of (written and oral) English and French
  • Advanced writing, analytical and communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent command of IT tools

Conflict of Interest

Any candidate affiliated to, or openly supporting, one or more interest groups opposed to the Foundation’s principles and values, or whose previous position could engender safety issues for co-workers at Appel de Genève / Geneva Call, will be excluded from this selection process.


  • The position is part-time or full-time (50 to 100%)
  • Based in Geneva
  • Duration: 3 months minimum
  • Preferred start date: Starting by arrangement
  • This position is voluntary and unpaid
  • Candidate should hold or be eligible for a Swiss permit


To apply, please send, in English, your cover letter and CV in PDF format to, Ref: “INTERN COM” no later than 13.02.2017  


Geneva Call
47 chemin de la chevillarde
CH-1224 Chêne-Bougeries
Tel : +41 22 879 10 50 - Fax : +41 22 879 10 51


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