Communication Internship at International Diabetes Federation

Overview and Mission
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is an alliance of over 230 national diabetes associations with two million members in more than 170 countries and territories. For over 50 years, IDF has been at the vanguard of global diabetes advocacy. IDF has a multinational staff of around 40 people at its Brussels Executive Office and has 7 regional offices. IDF’s work relies on the contribution of a large number of expert volunteers and upon the commitment and expertise of our member associations.
The mission of the International Diabetes Federation is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.
For its Executive Office in Brussels, IDF is looking to hire an intern to reinforce the Communications Department, starting in March 2016 for a 6 months internship. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual to be part of a dynamic international federation.
Main responsibilities
World Diabetes Day campaign
  • Participate in World Diabetes Day planning meetings
  • Compiling social media and campaign metrics
  • Coordinate distribution of WDD materials
  • Assist in preparing PowerPoint presentations for internal and external audiences
  • Assist in answering and processing campaign and general communication enquiries
Website & Media
  • Update and publish website content
  • Compile a weekly news round-up
  • Manage IDF database of media contacts; assist in media outreach
  • Assist with production and distribution of communications tools and merchandise to key.
  • Educated to a Bachelor/ Master’s degree of equivalent (relevant field of study)
  • An understanding of the not-for-profit sector
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Fluency in other languages is an asset
  • Proven team-working skills, proactive and flexible
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to barbara.martin@idf.org as soon as possible.