Digital Asset Management Intern

New York, USA
[Closing date: 15 March 


Interested in being part of an international non-profit organization?

Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) is a collaborative, patients’ needs-driven, non-profit drug research and development (R&D) organization that is developing new treatments for a range of neglected patients ( DNDi’s primary objective is to deliver 16 to 18 new treatments by 2023 to patients suffering from neglected tropical diseases (sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, filarial infections, and mycetoma) and viral infections (paediatric HIV and hepatitis C).

After 15 years of sustained growth, DNDi has built a team of approximately 240 employees working across nine offices (Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Kinshasa, Nairobi, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Tokyo, and Cape Town).

In 2008, DNDi opened an affiliate office in New York City to serve as the headquarters for DNDi North America. A registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, DNDi North America works to strengthen and expand scientific, policy advocacy, partner development, communications, and in particular fundraising efforts in the region to enhance DNDi’s global impact. The office operates under the direction of the DNDi North America Board of Directors.


Purpose of the position

The Digital Asset Management Intern will be a dynamic and creative self-starter. The role focuses on reviewing visual assets produced from DNDi offices across the globe and supporting a new structure for asset management. The role will support DNDi’s implementation of a new Digital Asset Management platform. This position is suitable for individuals interested in working in the communications field focused on digital projects.


Specific job responsibilities

  • Assist the Digital Content Officer with the implementation of Digital Asset Management (DAM)
  • Review all visual assets collected from the regional DNDi
  • Assist in the configuration of metadata structure provided by Digital Content Officer
  • Rename files according to DNDi’s file naming guideline
  • Edit/add metadata and captions into visual assets uploaded on DAM
  • Help with creating DAM Governance document that lays out the functionalities of DAM
  • Help with archival of materials and hard drives


Job requirements

Skills and attributes

  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual environments
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multicultural team
  • Detail and process oriented with an interest in Digital Asset Management
  • Good organizational skills
  • Interest in communications tasks
  • Excellent writing and editing skills


  • Experience managing visual assets
  • Experience with metadata management
  • Experience with Digital Asset Management desired


  • College Senior/Recent Graduate of University or equivalent

Other requirements

  • Proficient in English
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Interest in the global health or humanitarian space


Reporting line

  • S/he will report to the Digital Content Officer



  • Works with the DNDi North America team, and Communication Department within External Affairs
  • S/he interacts with his/her supervisor or colleagues to exchange basic information and request instruction. Contacts include several units inside and outside the organization


Other information

  • Status: non-paid internship – part-time (2-3 days a week)
  • Travel Stipend provided


To apply

  • Deadline for application: Accepting applications until 15 March 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted