Closing Date: Friday 27th of July 2018
Organization Africa Health Research Institute
Employment Type Internship
Province KZN: KZN
Town/City Durban
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The purpose of this position is to support the Communications Department at AHRI and SANTHE specifically with their design and multimedia related work. We are looking for someone with strong design, multimedia, story-telling and written communication skills.

Our ideal candidate will be curious about the world and interested in scientific research and its power for change.
We are also looking for someone who is a team player and is not afraid to pitch in and get their hands dirty. Getting the job done might involve carrying boxes, sticking 1000 pieces of confetti on 100 invites – while blowing up balloons. All before 6am.In return we provide a competitive stipend and a supportive, flexible environment with opportunities for further education, training and growth.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS1.Undergraduate degree in brand communication, graphic design, visual communication or a closely related field


1.No required previous work experience for this position, but a strong portfolio and evidence of initiative regarding freelance or part-time work in visual and/or written communication will be an advantage.


2.Matric level physical science and biology is an advantage
3.Previous experience working in SharePoint is an advantage
4.Previous experience using a CMS is an advantage
5.A driver’s license is an advantage
6.An interest in or demonstrated experience of Science Communication is an advantage


1.Advanced competency in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro (or similar)
2.Visual literacy
3.Strong storytelling and research skills
4.Photography skills
5.Video skills (from concept to filming to editing and post production)
6.Strong spoken and written English ability
7.Ability to take initiative and work independently
9.Strong interpersonal communication skills

Please note only those candidates who meet the minimum requirements will be considered. AHRI is fully compliant with South African labour law and is committed to employment equity. This position is open to South African applicants and valid work permit holders.


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