World Cancer Day Campaign Intern

Job Title: World Cancer Day Campaign Intern
Reports to: World Cancer Day Campaign Manager
Start date: 2 December 2019
End date: 14 February 2019

About the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

UICC is dedicated to taking the lead in convening, capacity building and advocacy initiatives that unite and support the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, to promote greater equity, and to ensure that cancer control continues in the world health and development agenda.

Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, UICC is the largest and oldest international cancer organisation. With over 1,100 members and 56 partners across 170 countries, UICC features the world’s major cancer societies, ministries of health, research and treatment institutes, patient groups, and industry leaders.

About World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the single initiative under which the world can unite to raise the profile of cancer in a positive and inspiring way. The day aims to save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness and education about the disease, pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action. 

2020 is the 20th anniversary of World Cancer Day and marks the second year of the three-year campaign, ‘I Am and I Will’ campaign, which explores how everyone – as a collective or as individuals – can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer. The 2020 campaign will follow on the back of tremendous success from this past World Cancer Day where nearly 1,000 activities took place in over 100 countries, over 15,000 press articles covered the day, and over 700,000 social media mentions.

About the role

We are looking for a World Cancer Day Campaign Intern to join the UICC Marketing and Communications team in Geneva, Switzerland to provide instrumental support in delivering the 2020 World Cancer Day campaign.

      Responsibilities will include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Delivering an excellent level of service to our World Cancer Day supporters, including:
  • Keeping on top of the World Cancer Day inbox on a daily basis (drafting and responding to emails, answering questions, trouble shooting for supporters)
  • Responding to World Cancer Day inquiries via the online chat
  • The timely publication of events and activities on the Map of Activities on worldcancerday.org
  • Editing and publishing user-generated stories on worldcancerday.org
  • Ensuring the quality of all World Cancer Day communication materials through proof reading campaign materials, promotional collateral and various communication pieces
  • Supporting press and media activities through desk research and fact-checking  
  • Providing support in social media engagement and posting (Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube), content scheduling, monitoring and influencer outreach and follow up
  • Assisting with the robust reporting of the campaign, including monitoring and documenting of World Cancer Day activities and events through desk research
  • Help conduct keyword research for online content and AdWords optimisation
  • Assisting with general content creation for social media, email communications and news article writing
  • Collaborating with the Communications team by providing general support with World Cancer Day-related tasks where needed

Candidate’s profile

The successful candidate will fill an 80% role (equivalent to four days a week) and should be able to start on Monday 2 December.   


  • Currently studying or have experience in an area relevant to the job description e.g. communications, marketing, international relations, public health, etc.
  • Demonstrated fluency in English - written and spoken is highly valued; with French, Spanish and/or any other languages being a plus
  • Interest and curiosity in global public health issues and working in an international non-governmental organisation environment
  • Excellent oral and writing skills including the ability to synthesise information
  • Experience in web-editing, a Mac environment and familiarity with Adobe InDesign is an advantage
  • Client oriented
  • Comfortable with different communication technologies, including webinars and livestreaming
  • A dynamic individual who is able to maintain order with ad-hoc, changing and diverse tasks
  • Able to deliver quality results under time constraints in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to take initiative and work autonomously
  • Highly organised with a strong attention to detail
  • A valid permit to work in Switzerland required

What we offer:

  • A paid internship opportunity
  • An international, multicultural and multidisciplinary working environment
  • Interesting work with a variety of tasks, and with an experienced team
  • Experience a fun and dynamic campaign and colleagues
  • Opportunity to gain experience with a leading global campaign
  • Learning by doing’ philosophy

Application deadline:

15 November 2019: All applications must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.
Please address your application to: careers@uicc.org

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted


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Last update: 
Wednesday 30 October 2019