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[INTERN] Web Intern, Doctors Without Borders (Fall 2013)

Web Intern – Doctors Without Borders

Objective: To support the Doctors Without Borders (known globally as MSF or ”Medecins Sans Frontieres”) Web & Publications Team while providing a comprehensive learning experience to an individual interested in Web content management, design, and development.

Overview: The Web Intern will work closely with the Web Manager, 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, development, and/or content management skills. An individual looking to put an Interactive Design or Web/Creative Technology degree to work for a good cause and to learn more about Web/digital strategy and content management for non-profits will be perfectly suited for this position. The selected candidate must be willing to commit to this internship for the duration of the semester.

Please note that for the current semester, the internship will concentrate heavily on Web site editorial and content organization/management in Drupal 7.

Duties: The Web Intern will be expected to perform the following tasks, in order of importance and current need:
Perform editorial review on and organize large amounts of content (articles, events, press releases, etc) that have been migrated to our new Drupal site

Post content to website regularly and assist with administrative tasks

Learn or improve understanding of Drupal, including contributing to content management, site building, and maintenance

Monitor and produce web metrics

Participate in discussions regarding site development and growth

Create and optimize content for the Web and social media

Edit multimedia files, including slideshows, audio and video

Design web layouts, graphics, banners, and e-mail templates

Required Skills:

Previous use and understanding of Content Management Systems (CMS) such as Drupal and WordPress; comfortable with analyzing Web pages

Ability to use Photoshop (or other ACS programs) for Web design

Comfortable with HTML and CSS

Attention to detail; excellent proofreading and grammar skills

Ability to troubleshoot one’s own work

Ability to prioritize tasks and manage own time

Knowledge of video editing programs

Comfortable working on both PC and Mac platforms

Preferred Skills:
Expertise in Photoshop

Coding knowledge or skills (PHP and Javascript)

Duration & Compensation:
The expected commitment is 15 to 20 hours per week, and the intern must be available to work on site in our Manhattan office.

The internship starts immediately and runs through the remainder of the Fall 2013 semester. If mutually agreeable, the successful application can also renew the internship for the Spring 2014 semester.

This is a PAID internship at $10/hour.

Please submit a resume and short cover letter addressing why you’re perfect for this opportunity to:, with the subject line “Web Intern: Fall 2013.”