French and English Communications Intern | Doctors Without Borders (MSF)

Doctors Without Borders (MSF), an international humanitarian medical aid organisation, created in 1971 as a response to an humanitarian crisis in Africa. The SA office, established in 2007, supports MSF programmes in the region and elsewhere by providing medical expertise, recruiting medical and other professionals. MSF in Johannesburg also speaks out about medical and humanitarian crises faced by vulnerable communities by sharing information with the South African public, the media, government agencies, and other non-governmental organizations.

Overview: The communications intern will support a research project which gathers and analyzes the experiences of MSF staff around the world. S/he will have the opportunity, through working in the office, to learn about MSF’s international programmes and provision of medical humanitarian aid worldwide. S/he will learn how an organization as MSF operates in complex and often dangerous contexts. This internship is ideal for anyone considering a career in humanitarian aid, communications, translation, journalism, research or advocacy.

Duties:
• Writing out interviews with MSF staff
• Assist in the translation of documents from French to English and vice-versa
• Additional duties can be added after discussion

Required Skills:
• Excellent knowledge of French and good knowledge of English
• Higher education degree or study in communication, translation, political science or international relations
• Strong computer skills (e.g. Excel, word)
• Genuine commitment to the principles and work of MSF
• Accurate working skills
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

Desirable skills:
• Strong organisational skills
• Experience taking interviews or writing out interviews

If you are interested in this position, please forward your CV to dimitri.eynikel@msf.joburg.org Please also include a short covering letter motivating your reasons for applying for the position.

Closing date: 25 October 2014

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