Intern, Communications & Partnerships (Spring 2022)

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Position Summary & Key Responsibilities

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?

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

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


  • Monitor key issues and conversations online to inform proactive and reactive strategic communications
  • Support content creation and distribution of the weekly Network newsletter, the Pandemic Action Playbook
  • Maintain and update Network editorial calendar and communications collateral, including PowerPoint decks and one-pagers for funders and partners
  • Maintain record of and support thought leadership of Pandemic Action team members
  • Support partner communications via social media channels and Mailchimp


  • 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
  • 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 Project Manager and will work closely with the global Pandemic Action Network team, including the Director of Communications & Partnerships and four Co-founders.


Goals and Learning Objectives:

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

Position Requirements & Qualifications

This position can be full-time (40 hours/week) or part-time (no less than 20 hours/week) based on candidate availability. This internship is designed for highly organized and self-motivated individuals with 1-5 years of work experience and who are interested in learning more about pandemic preparedness and response and global health advocacy.

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, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington.

We request a six-month commitment with an anticipated start date in March 2022 and conclude in September 2022, with some flexibility if needed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 2022 internships will be remote.

Specific requirements for Pandemic Action Network interns:

  • 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 Sunday, March 13, 2022.


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


About Panorama

Panorama Global is the secretariat for the Pandemic Action Network. Panorama is a platform for social change committed to solving pressing global problems through strategic partnerships, collaborative funds, and scalable solutions.

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.

Panorama complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. 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 Nicole Travis, HR Generalist, at [email protected].

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

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Panorama participates in the federal E-Verify system. All candidates should review the E-Verify Participation and Right to Work posters for more information.

Final offer will be contingent on the completion of a successful background check.


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