Marketing and Communications Intern

Compañeros en Salud (CES) is an affiliate of Partners In Health's in Chiapas, Mexico. The organization’s mission is to build a primary health care model of excellence in rural Mexico. To learn more about the organization and its mission, as well as the location and living conditions of our site please visit http://www.companerosensalud.mx. The PIH website offers additional context www.pih.org.
CES strives to create intern positions that serve the organization’s mission and priorities as well as provide a substantive learning experience. These program intern roles contribute to key service and research functions of the organization, and are not clinical in nature. Each position is located in Chiapas, Mexico and designed to include a mix of coordination work in the CES office and fieldwork in the community. These roles are ideal for a medical or graduate student taking a gap year, a recent college graduate exploring global health, or a mid-career professional interested in exploring a global health career.
All applicants should have high proficiency in Spanish, and be able to confidently carry out work conversations exclusively in Spanish. CES also looks for applicants who have a demonstrated ability to adapt to rural conditions, such as candidates who have lived in a resource-poor or rural area previously or who have participated in wilderness or camping activities.
Support to Intern
CES is able in most cases to provide housing and any work-related transport once on site. CES is NOT able to defray the cost of flights to Chiapas or to provide stipends to volunteers. If you plan to apply for travel or financial support from your university, workplace, or another institution, we will collaborate with you by providing any necessary letters or site paperwork.
Period: 1 year
Start Date: Between June and July 2016
Reports to: CES Director and Director of Operations
Overall Responsibilities
The Marketing and Communications Intern’s role is to develop marketing tools to help with fundraising, spread awareness of CES, and sustain branding within Mexico. S/he will be in charge of improving and implementing CES’s marketing strategy across a variety of platforms including the websitesocial media, and print materials. A successful candidate will have extensive experience with graphic design and marketing strategy. S/he will ideally be self-motivated, creative, and resourceful. The intern will have opportunities to create his/her own projects and propose new ideas to the leadership team. The position is ideal for a candidate interested in graphic design and capacity building for non-profit organizations.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Update current marketing materials (i.e. business cards, executive summary, etc.)
  • Manage the website and social media platforms
  • Create new marketing materials as needed (i.e. annual report, posters, presentations)
  • Develop stories for publication - especially if the individual has a particular interest in journalism
  • Photography projects
  • Propose new projects based on personal interest
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite including Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Lightroom (candidate needs to already have these programs on his/her computer)
  • Previous experience designing marketing materials and managing marketing strategy
  • An interest in working in the field of global health or with non-profits and promoting social justice
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Interest in developing new projects
  • Experience with photography and videography preferred, but not required
  • Spanish fluency or high proficiency
  • Experience in a low-resource or rural setting or with wilderness activities strongly preferred

Application Process
To apply for this position, please send a personal statement (1 page, single spaced) and a resume or CV to voluntarios@companerosensalud.mx. Preference will be given to those applications received on or before January 10, 2016. Interviews will be conducted in Spanish.
Application deadline: January 10, 2016 by 11:59 PM
Interviews: mid-January to late-January
Notifications: early-February