Position Description

Communications Intern – Resolve to Save Lives (Fall 2021)
Location United States
# of openings 1
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Vital Strategies, headquartered in New York City, is an international public health organization that strengthens public health systems and addresses the world’s leading causes of illness, injury and death. We currently work in over 70 countries, supporting data-driven decision making, advancing evidence-based public health policies and programs, and mounting strategic communication campaigns. Our programs are concentrated in low- and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific.

Resolve to Save Lives is a global health initiative of Vital Strategies that since 2017 has been working closely with governments, international organizations, community organizations, academic and other partners in more than 40 countries to save millions of lives by reducing preventable deaths from cardiovascular disease and strengthening capacity to prevent, detect and respond to epidemic threats. For more information about us, visit: https://www.resolvetosavelives.org/; https://preventepidemics.org/; and https://linkscommunity.org/.

At Resolve to Save Lives, we value learning and professional development, and the contributions of a diverse workforce. We believe it is important to mentor future leaders from underrepresented groups who will grow personally and professionally and create impact in the public health sector. Interns at Resolve to Save Lives will have the chance to develop skills and contribute to our initiatives through engaging, meaningful work assignments that can help jump start their career in public health.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide support for the media team, including but not limited to press inbox triage, daily media prep packets and summaries
  • Research and background work, including project management, copy editing and proofreading support, writing first drafts of various communications products, and event planning
  • Track non-media external communications activities, such as speeches and high-profile presentations, liaise with event organizers and prepare materials
  • Analyze media team impact and share analytics with senior staff
  • Support press conference execution, including logistics and content


  • Undergraduate student who has completed at least two semesters of school 
  • Area of study: Communications, Journalism, Behavior Change, or Public Relations

Internship Details:

  • Up to 25 hours a week, $15/hour
  • September through December 2021
  • The internship will be remote, with potential opportunity to visit the NYC office, depending on COVID
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