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[INTERN] Web Intern, Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres

Company: Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Department: Communications
Type of position: Intern, paid
Time Commitment: 20 hrs/week
Duration: immediately through end of August 2013
Location: New York City

Objective: To support the Web & Publications Team while providing a comprehensive learning experience to an individual interested in design, web, and multimedia.

Overview: The Web Intern will work closely with the Web Manage, developers, and communications staff, offering day-to-day support and meeting project-based needs as they arise. The Web Intern will have the opportunity to contribute creatively to a constantly evolving, highly-visited humanitarian website while improving his/her design, web and multimedia skills. An individual looking to put an Interactive Design degree to work for a good cause and to learn more about the web will be perfectly suited for this position.

Duties: The Web Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Post content to website regularly and assist with daily tasks
  • Assist with content gathering and organization as we move to the Drupal CMS platform
  • Design web layouts, graphics, banners, and e-mail templates
  • Monitor and produce web metrics
  • Participate in discussions regarding site development and growth
  • Create and optimize content for MSF’s social media accounts
  • Edit multimedia files, including slideshows, audio and video
Required Skills:
  • Expertise in Photoshop and other popular visual design tools
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Knowledge of video editing programs
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to troubleshoot ones own work
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage own time
Preferred Skills:
  • Comfortable working on both PC and Mac platforms
  • Skills in InDesign and Illustrator
  • Previous use and understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS), especially Drupal
Internship is part time (20 hours per week) and is paid at $10/hr. Starts immediately through August 30. If interested, please send resume and cover letter asap to: with “Web Intern – Summer 2013” in the subject line.