Internship opportunity as ICBL-CMC Communications and Campaign Intern


Organisation: International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition

Duration: February to June 2017, 3 – 5 days per week

Location: Geneva

The ICBL-CMC is currently looking for an intern in its Geneva-based office to provide support to a small and dynamic team.

2017 promises to be an exciting year for the ICBL-CMC, as we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the ICBL and the 20th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty!

Internship description:

This internship position provides an exciting opportunity to develop communications, campaigning and networking skills. The intern will be exposed to a wide range of organisations and individuals – including an international network of campaigners, as well as representatives of governments and international organisations.

The support we get from interns is invaluable and we could not function without them throughout the year. The interns will be required to provide proactive support and input to the work of the ICBL-CMC and Monitor staff members.


  • Administrative tasks related to small grant allocation to campaign members internationally
  • Assisting in advocacy and lobbying outreach including during the treaty meetings
  • Drafting reports
  • Responding to enquiries from campaigners and others
  • Drafting web stories and blog posts
  • Media monitoring to flag emerging and existing issues of importance to ICBL-CMC
  • Promoting campaigns work through social media
  • Communication activities related to the 25th anniversary of the ICBL and the 20th anniversary of the Mine Ban Treaty


  • Updating documents describing progress on the universalization and implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty and Convention on Cluster Munitions
  • Updating public and internal data sheets on the conventions
  • Note-taking at convention meetings


  • Assisting the fundraising team in identifying new fundraising opportunities
  • Assisting with online fundraising efforts
  • Looking for creative ways to fundraise

Desired qualifications:

  • Strong writing and editing skills and good attention to detail
  • Dynamic, well organized, and able to function under pressure and handle numerous tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills, other languages would be an asset
  • Experience in communications and social media
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Excellent and proven communication and interpersonal skills with a wide variety of multicultural, multi-lingual groups and stakeholders
  • A demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively with staff and other stakeholders
  • Creative and self-motivated

How to apply

Please e-mail your CV and maximum one-page covering letter to by 22 January 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified in early February 2017.


To be eligible for the internship, applicants need to be of Swiss or European nationalities, or be in possession of a valid Swiss work/residency permit. Foreign students studying in Switzerland are allowed to work or to intern up to twenty hours per week.

Unfortunately the ICBL-CMC is not in a position to offer any financial remuneration to interns. Aside from local public transportation costs within Geneva, interns are responsible for all expenses and costs incurred in undertaking an internship with the ICBL-CMC, including travel and health insurance.


About the ICBL-CMC

The ICBL-CMC is a global civil society network dedicated to putting an end to the suffering caused by antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions.

We seek to prevent all use, production, and trade of these weapons, and to ensure stockpiles are destroyed. We denounce any use of these indiscriminate weapons, and mobilize others to do so to further stigmatize use. We call for accelerated clearance of land contaminated with landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war; and we want to see the fulfillment of victims’ rights and needs. The best way to reach these goals is to ensure the universal adherence to, and implementation of, the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.

We work closely with government and United Nations partners and we inform and rally the broader public to act with us for a world without antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions, where the rights of victims are upheld. We monitor, analyze, and report on progress on these life-saving treaties and on obligations yet unfulfilled. ICBL-CMC members, including victims of landmines and cluster munitions, take action in some one hundred countries. We believe in the impact of a coordinated and flexible network of non-governmental organizations and dedicated individuals with experience and passion.