Intern - Digital Production and Content

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
Organizational Context
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest volunteer-based humanitarian network. The IFRC is a membership organization for its 190 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the IFRC is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The overall aim of the IFRC is "to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world." It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises. The IFRC's headquarters is based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world. The IFRC is led by the Secretary General, and its headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships; (ii) Programmes and Operations; and (iii) Management Services. The Communications Department is one of the three departments that form the Partnerships Division. This position is located in Geneva.
Job Purpose
You will be supporting the communications team in the production of multi-media content and its distribution via the IFRC digital and social media channels.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the development of creative content for IFRC digital and social media channels, including producing videos, infographics and GIFs
  • Assist with video and photo editing, which includes adding subtitles to videos, embedding captions and credits to photos to be uploaded to Cumulus
  • Assist with in-house photography and video interviews, which includes setting up sound, lightning and video equipment for interviews and preparing recorded files for editing.
  • Carry out other tasks as requested by supervisors
University degree in communications, public relations, audio-visual production, social media, or other relevant field
Knowledge, skills and languages
  • Strong interest in humanitarian work
  • Experience with audio-visual production and editing for web and social media (videos, infographics, GIFs, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of digital communications and social media channels and trends
  • Working knowledge of audio-visual editing software applications like Adobe Premiere and Photoshop
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, multidisciplinary team environment
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Fluency in another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
Competencies and values
The basic internship is intended for young people pursuing university level education to gain work experience in the area of their education.
The basic intern must meet the following criteria:
Be currently-enrolled in a university or equivalent level, or have graduated within 1 year from the date of hiring in an area that is compatible with the IFRC activities.
  • A daily allowance of CHF 75.00 is paid to basic interns for each day worked at the IFRC at the end of each month.
  • Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation, insurance and living expenses are the sole responsibility of interns themselves.
The Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

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