Intern, Communications & Partnerships (Remote)

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Position Summary & Key Responsibilities

Are you passionate about the role that communications and strategic collaboration plays in global social impact and global health? Are you a strategic and creative thinker passionate about the most critical social issues of our day? Do you love to collaborate and bring big ideas to life? Are you a self-starter interested in working in a fast-paced environment alongside a passionate and driven issue advocacy and strategic communications team? Are you interested in using your research skills to support social impact and issue advocacy? Are you detail oriented with a passion for being a part of collaborative event planning?

The Intern role will support various workstreams, including but not limited to:

  • Communications

    • Monitor key issues and conversations online to inform proactive and reactive strategic communications

    • Maintain and update Network editorial calendars

    • Support content creation and distribution of weekly Network newsletter, the Pandemic Action Playbook

    • Maintain and update Network communications collateral, including presentation decks, one-pagers for funders and partners, briefs, and web-based communications

    • Maintain record of and support thought leadership of Pandemic Action team members

    • Support partner communications via social media channels and Mailchimp

    • Contribute to creatIve strategy and brainstorm sessions

  • Partnerships

    • Support stakeholder tracking and database management

    • Audit Network systems to inform partner insights and global partner engagement strategies

  • Policy & Advocacy

    • Proofread and format advocacy documents, including policy papers, advocacy letters, and Network statements

    • Participate in and support, including through agenda setting and notetaking, regular working group meetings focused on various advocacy efforts

  • Research

    • Participate in and join webinars and virtual events as appropriate to gain a deeper understanding of issues related to pandemic preparedness and response and translate learnings to the team and global Network of partners

    • Conduct ad-hoc research to inform specific Network initiatives and efforts

  • Programmatic Support

    • Provide administrative and logistical support to the Pandemic Action team

This position reports to the Senior Program Officer and will work closely with the global Pandemic Action Network team, including the Director of Communications & Partnerships.

Goals and Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a sharp understanding of strategic communications to support global health advocacy and partner engagement

  • Develop/expand skills in writing, research, communications, stakeholder engagement, working across time zones and cultures, and working with high-level colleagues

  • Gain an initial or deepen existing understanding of global health security architecture, infectious disease outbreaks, policy and advocacy, policy communications, resource mobilization, and behavior change communications

Position Requirements & Qualifications

Position Requirements & Qualifications

This position can be full-time (40 hours/week) or part-time (no less than 30 hours/week) based on candidate availability. This internship is designed for highly organized and self-motivated individuals at the graduate school level or post-grad with 1-5 years of work experience and who are interested in learning about and building skills in network advocacy and strategic communications to advance pandemic preparedness and response.

This position is open to candidates located in and eligible to work in the following locations within the United States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

We request a minimum six-month commitment (with a potential of up to nine months) with an anticipated start date in October 2022 and conclude in July 2023, with some flexibility if needed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the nature of the global Pandemic Action Network team, all internships are remote.

Specific requirements for Pandemic Action Network interns:

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Proven ability to thrive in a remote office setting

  • Demonstrated interest in learning about infectious disease outbreaks and influencing positive change in the global health landscape

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, anticipate team needs amidst ambiguity, and work collaboratively across a remote team

  • Proven research and analysis acumen with the ability to compile research and provide thoughtful analysis and quickly become knowledgeable on a given topic/industry issue

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; other language proficiencies welcome

  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow, and balance needs of multiple projects, while effectively managing time

  • Excellent eye for detail, deadlines, and thoroughness to deliver work that is ready for senior-level stakeholders

  • Previous agency, research, thinktank, or NGO experience a plus


Panorama offers paid internships with compensation at $14.49/hour, based on the Washington State minimum wage requirements including those working outside of WA State. If the intern is located in a municipality with a higher minimum wage, Panorama will pay the local minimum wage as required by law.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via our Careers Page portal.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to applications received by Friday, September 2, 2022.

Top candidates will receive an invitation to interview and offers will be extended no later than the end of September.

About Panorama

Panorama Global is the secretariat for the Pandemic Action Network, and the Intern will be an employee of Panorama Global. Panorama is a platform for social change dedicated to solving the world’s most intractable problems.

Panorama Global is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code.

Panorama is committed to creating a diverse team and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We know that representation matters in the workplace and with our partners; to that end we are committed to a hiring process grounded in equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship or immigration status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, political ideology, the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory disability, age, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Panorama via email.

Final offer will be contingent on a successful background check and reference checks.


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