Communications Associate

SwissnexSan Francisco, CA
Paid Internship

8 months ago


Job Title

Communications Associate

Job Location

Swissnex in San Francisco

Job Overview

  • Full-time, 40 hours/week
  • Start Date: August 1, 2023
  • Duration: 6-12 months
  • Reports to: Senior Communications Manager


Internship compensation is CHF 3’200/month, in compliance with guidelines of the Swiss Federal Government, and is paid locally each month in USD.


  • Event & Programs Communications (60%)

    • Create content to support and promote our activities and programs on all available communication channels
    • Support in setting up communication plans for programs, attend internal programs meetings and participate in project meetings when required.
    • Support the Communications Team to produce content such as videos, reels, photography either in house or with external partners.
    • Support with the communications deliverables related to partner contracts including press outreach for the Swiss Design Accelerator or publications management, and communications signage for the Game Developers Conference.
    • Support marketing outreach for public events.
    • Attend day and evening events each month to cover communications tasks such as social media.
    • Send and manage follow-up communication with attendees after events.
  • General Swissnex Communications (20%)

    • Plan, write and publish relevant copy for social media, mostly LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
    • Oversee the dialogue and engage with our community on social media.
    • Assist in growing our channels and communities across all channels with creative ideas.
    • Upload, promote and manage job listings on several different channels.
    • Manage partner communications and content.
    • Draft, proof-read, and publish content for the monthly newsletter, our website and other channels.
    • Review and analyze communications data, make suggestions to improve future communication plans and adjust content as needed.
    • Contribute to blog posts and other content pieces around trends and Swissnex’s foresight activities.
    • Support us in growing our channels and communities across all channels with creative ideas.
  • Team Support (20%)

    • Support the team with general tasks as needed on an on-going basis.
    • Assist program managers in case of exceptional circumstances.
    • Help set up our space for events.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of, experience with, and interest in writing, social media, or event promotion.
  • Is on top of trends and curious about recent developments in marketing, social media and Swissnex related topics.
  • Has a creative flair, an ability to think outside the box and is excited to experiment with new forms or mediums of communications.
  • Has excellent communication skills, including command of written and spoken English, and is fluent in at least one Swiss language.
  • Familiarity with at least one of our communities of impact [entrepreneurs, artists & designers (games, industrial etc.), researchers & students, corporate innovators].
  • Is an excellent problem-solver and team player, as well as proactive, independent, self-motivated, collaborative, energetic and detail-oriented. Flexibility and adaptability is crucial.
  • Must have a service mentality and is committed to supporting the broader team.
  • Is willing to work evening hours to cover event communications.
  • Is curious to learn new things and share their thoughts and ideas with the broader team to improve existing processes.

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