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Communications Intern, Vaccine Innovation & Global Immunization

Reports to: Manager, Research & Analysis, Influenza Vaccine Innovation
Location: Remote Work (only in CO, DE, FL, GA, IL, LA, MD, MA, NE, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RI, VA, WA, DC)

Why Sabin:
Our mission is to make vaccines more accessible, enable innovation and expand immunization across the globe. We seek a future free from vaccine-preventable diseases. We are an innovative, collaborative, and engaged team that values accountability, teamwork, partnership and driving impact. We are vaccine champions improving lives through immunization. Sabin staff, management and Board of Trustees are committed to developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive team.
Position Summary:
The Intern, Vaccine Innovation & Global Immunization will support a range of activities for the Influenza Vaccine Innovation team.
  • Review literature related to research findings and policy initiatives for vaccine development, pandemic preparedness, and global health security
  • Support regular surveillance and cataloging of news cycle and social media on science, policy and funding issues related to influenza vaccine innovation, pandemic preparedness, and global health security
  • Support background research for video interviews, including planning and promotion
  • Support stock video and photography resource gathering relating to film and video projects
  • Support in drafting social media posts for Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook
  • Assist in developing materials for stakeholder outreach and other engagements
  • Assist in landscaping opportunities and contacts for strategic communications, including virtual outreach, events, and multimedia content
  • Participate in webinars related to vaccine science and policy, the response to COVID-19, expanding; develop readouts to share with Sabin staff
  • Other administrative duties, as assigned

  • Current master’s level student, or bachelor’s level student with 1+ year of experience in communications, journalism, graphic design, or a related field
  • Interest in public health, life sciences, vaccine science or a related field
  • Interest or experience in communications, photography, or design a plus
  • Excellent communications skills (listening, writing, speaking)
  • Proficient in core Microsoft 365 applications, video conferencing (i.e., Zoom or Teams), Adobe Acrobat and conducting internet searches
  • Proficiency in Canva, Photoshop, or InDesign a plus
  • Close attention to detail, ability to manage complex tasks, highly organized, flexible, and able to prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Available for 18-29 hours per week during the Spring 2023 semester 

Sabin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or genetic information, sex (including gender identity, pregnancy or sexual orientation), marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws