Marketing and Communications Intern at University of Global Health Equity (UGHE)

Marketing and Communications Intern

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Intern

Department: Marketing and Communications

Reports To: Marketing and Communications Manager

Location: Kigali and Butaro, Rwanda

Position Overview:

The Marketing and Communication department at the University of Global Health Equity are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented intern with a passion for project management and strong writing skills to join our team. This internship offers an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in coordinating projects and producing high-quality written content. The ideal candidate will be proactive, organized, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Coordination:

  • Assist in planning, organizing, and coordinating various projects from inception to completion of Marketing and Communications’ requests and content planning.
  • Collaborate with team members to establish project timelines, milestones, and deliverables.
  • Monitor project progress, identify potential risks, and implement effective solutions to ensure timely completion of requests.
  • Prepare project status reports and presentations, highlighting key accomplishments, challenges, and next steps.

Writing and Content Creation

  • Contribute to the development of written content for various purposes, including reports, proposals, presentations, and marketing materials.
  • Conduct research and gather relevant information to support content creation efforts.
  • Edit and proofread written materials to ensure clarity, accuracy, and adherence to brand guidelines.
  • Assist in the creation and management of content calendars and editorial schedules.

Communication and Collaboration

  • Communicate effectively with team members, faculty, students and external stakeholders to coordinate Marketing and Communications’ project activities and ensure alignment with objectives.
  • Participate in meetings, brainstorming sessions, and creative discussions to contribute ideas and insights to increase UGHE’s visibility on social media.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate project coordination and writing efforts into broader initiatives.


  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in a relevant field (e.g., Business Administration, Communications, English, Project Management).
  • Demonstrated interest in project management, writing, and content creation, with previous coursework, internships, or related experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and project management tools/software (e.g., Asana, Trello, Jira, Open Project) is a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic team environment.
  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and eagerness to take on new challenges.

Duration and Compensation:

This internship is a 3-month position, with the possibility of extension based on performance and mutual agreement. Compensation will be provided in accordance with applicable regulations.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample(s) demonstrating their project management and writing abilities. Please upload your cover letter, and proof of degrees attained as a single PDF file under “Additional Files” on the application page.

The deadline for applications is May 1st, 2024. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, and early applications are encouraged.

University of Global Health Equity is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Organizational Profile

UGHE is a new kind of university focused on training the next generation of global leaders in health care delivery. The university launched in Rwanda in September 2015. Through an academic experience uniquely rooted in the values of equity, students are empowered to both ease suffering at the bedside and drive transformational, systemic changes to the health system.

UGHE is an initiative of Partners In Health (PIH), an internationally recognized non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. The UGHE Center for Equity in Global Surgery (CEGS) is focused on contributing solutions to the imbalance in surgical access through five key pillars- Fellowship, Education and Training, Global Convenings, Research and Innovation, and Policy and Advocacy. In partnership with several global surgery organizations, the Center provides support for both undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum development in the surgical sciences, clinical and community-based research across sub-Saharan Africa, and support for regional surgical, obstetrics, and anesthesia plans.

Members of the UGHE community are tenacious and resolute in our drive to attain social justice, make common cause with those in need, listen to and learn from others, and operate with honesty and humility as we uphold academic integrity and intellectual curiosity. The University of Global Health Equity seeks individuals committed to these values to join the team.

Commitment to Safeguarding and Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Sexual Harassment:

At UGHE, we are committed to ensuring that those who benefit from our work- including community members – as well as our students, contractors, staff, and visitors to our campus are treated with dignity and respect and protected from sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment and any form of systemic abuse, whilst reducing risk and vulnerabilities. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with UGHE’s policy.

UGHE will request information from applicants’ previous employers about any findings of fraud, harassment, sexual harassment and any form of systemic abuse or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By applying, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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