Policy, Communications and Database Intern with GALVmed

Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) is a non-profit organisation that works with key partners to make a sustainable difference in access to animal health products for livestock keepers in Africa and South Asia. 

Location: Pentlands Science Park, Edinburgh

£8 per hour. Part-time for 12-16 weeks (not including 2 unpaid weeks off from 22nd Dec to 2nd Jan)

Starting November

In the course of GALVmed’s existence, the Policy and External Affairs department has accumulated livestock Acts of Parliament, policies and communication related material (photos & videos). This material is utilised by GALVmed staff as well as external stakeholders. Currently, GALVmed does not have an organised collection of this material.

The specific purpose of this internship is to create, classify and organise the different information / material and establish a database which will be open source and accessible to stakeholders outside GALVmed (with the exception of the photo and video library which will be for GALVmed’s internal use). The databases will allow easier access to accurate and relevant information.

As a Policy, Communications and Database Intern your role will include:

Livestock policy database:

  • To classify and organise livestock laws, regulations and policies in GALVmed’s possession
  • To conduct research and identify livestock laws, regulations and policies in select countries and classify and organise the same

Livestock policy players database

  • To update the current database

Photo and video library

  • To identify the most cost-effective photo/video database platform for GALVmed’s growing needs
  • To collate all GALVmed photos with all background information and to upload them onto the photo/video database 
  • To identify any missing photo/videos categories that could be beneficial for future communications 


The ideal candidate will be a graduate and must be bilingual in English and French for this post. Your level of spoken and written French will be assessed during the selection process. Knowledge, interest and experience in livestock legislation and policies will be an added advantage.

You should be highly organised with a strong attention to detail and excellent IT skills. You will be a confident communicator with strong written and oral communication skills. You will have a flexible approach to work and will be happy working on your own initiative. You should be energetic, self-motivated and a friendly team player.


Closing date for applications is 3 November 2014, 5pm.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.



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