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GA offers one-year full-time internship opportunity

October 12, 2011


The Global Alliance offers one-year full time internship opportunity in the field of PR and global communication, working under the direction of the Executive Officer at the Global Alliance Center at USI, in Lugano (CH).



The Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA) seeks a young communication professional who wants to contribute to the success of the growing organization. The candidate will be responsible for the GA’s digital media (website, e-newsletter, social media) reaching from the content generation to working with the webmaster on technical issues. He/she will also have a major role in promoting the 2012 World Public Relations Forum in Melbourne with GA members. The intern will also support the Executive Officer with administrative tasks (communication with members, preparation of board meetings, database management).



Master or bachelor degree in communication, PR, marketing, journalism or equivalent experience

  • Fast learner with willingness to go the “extra mile”
  • Knowledge of digital media (social media, e-newsletters, website management)
  • Strong writing skills with experience crafting press releases, articles, fact sheets
  • Willingness to work in a multi-national team and interest in other cultures
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with dynamic deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English (preferably native speaker).



Lugano, Switzerland



Start: December 1, 2011

Finish: November 30, 2012


Reports to

Executive Officer of the Global Alliance


Internship (gross) salary

CHF 1,500 monthly


Application deadline

October 30, 2011



Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a CV to:


Elena Bernasconi
Executive Officer
Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management
c/o via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6900 Lugano, Switzerland


The Global Alliance for PR and Communication Management (, is the confederation of the world's major PR and communication management associations and institutions, representing 160,000 practitioners and educators around the world. The Global Alliance's mission is to unify the public relations profession, raise professional standards all over the world, share knowledge for the benefit of its members and be the global voice for public relations in the public interest.