Communications Intern

About Friends of the Global Fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (“Friends”) works to end the worldwide burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We educate, engage and mobilize U.S. decision makers to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (“Global Fund”), the world’s largest public health financier, which supports treatment, prevention and care programs for the three diseases – and larger health security and pandemic response capacity locally — in more than 100 low- and middle-income countries. We advocate in support of the Global Fund and the U.S. bilateral health programs (PEPFAR, PMI and the USAID TB program) with policymakers.

Goals of Internship

Provide interns with the opportunity to acquire career-related work experience in the areas of communications, advocacy, policy, global health and international  development


Interns will work approximately 15-20 hours/week for the duration of a typical academic semester (min. 12 weeks during fall and spring).  The internship position is unpaid; however, public transportation is covered by Friends if the intern wishes to work from the office. Currently, most staff are remote due to COVID-19.

REPORTS TO: Communications Manager


Friends of the Global Fight is an advocacy organization that works to increase public awareness and understanding of the Global Fund as well as knowledge about HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. We are seeking a hardworking, self-starting intern to join our team. Interns will work directly with members of the communications team on substantive projects. Due to the nature of our small office environment, however, the intern will likely work with members of other teams  and gain exposure to all aspects of our cross-functional organization.

This individual will work with the communications team on projects related to global health advocacy, supporting outreach to audiences that include  members of Congress, the media and partner organizations both in the U.S. and globally. Activities may include research, supporting social media and website content management, drafting materials, assisting with congressional and academic events, monitoring and analyzing media coverage, and liaising with partners in the advocacy and global health community. The intern will participate in meetings with staff and organizational partners, as well as take advantage of health-related events in Washington, D.C.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of or interest in global health and/or foreign policy
  • Interest in news media and/or media relations
  • Solid research skills
  • Ability to take initiative, multitask, work quickly and be flexible
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communications skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Experience with Twitter (preferred)
  • Knowledge of software programs including Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) and Constant Contact a plus.

Required Education:

Awarded or pursuing undergraduate degree

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: [email protected]

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications submitted without a cover letter and resume will not be considered. No phone calls please. 

Friends of the Global Fight is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information, HIV status or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”).