Digital Content Intern

New York, USA
[Closing date: 17 May


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 Content intern will be a dynamic and creative self-starter, helping to set up the first organization-wide multimedia database of our projects. The role will review, tag, and suggest captions for photos from our neglected disease projects from Africa, Latin America, Asia, and North America. The role will assist the team in integrating these visual assets into a Digital Asset Management platform (DAM).

This position is ideal for individuals interested in digital communications and/or public health/humanitarian assistance. It will be part of a dynamic global team based in Geneva, Rio de Janeiro, Delhi, Nairobi, Kuala Lumpur, Kinshasa, and Tokyo.


Specific job responsibilities

  • Assist the Digital Content Officer with setting up a multi-media visual database of all DNDi photo and video content
  • Review & organize all visual contents collected from the regional DNDi offices
  • Edit/add tags and captions for visual contents uploaded on DAM
  • Help with creating guidelines that lay out the functionalities of DAM


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 content
  • Experience with digital content 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: paid internship – $15 per hour
  • part-time (2-3 days a week)
  • 3-4 month internship
  • DNDi North America is hosted at the USA office of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF); providing access to MSF field briefings and other MSF events.
  • The office features an open plan, allowing for a comfortable working environment.


To apply

  • Deadline for application: 17 May 2019
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted