Paid Internship at UNSSC in Italy

Paid Internship at UNSSC in Italy

The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) has opened application for internship in Italy. The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) with its headquarters in Turin, Italy, is the United Nations institution for system-wide knowledge management, learning and training for the staff of the United Nations system. The College is expected to play a pivotal role in contributing to UN reform, the development of a common culture based on effectiveness, expertise and continuous learning through the development, co-ordination and provision of cross-cutting learning programmes which impact on all agencies and staff.

The selected intern will apply her/his skills in the field of communications to support the activities of the UNSSC Directorate. S/he will gain understanding of the UN’s work in general, and in the area of communications, in particular. The incumbent will report to the Policy and Corporate Coordination Officer, under the daily guidance of the UNSSC Communications focal point. Specifically, the intern will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Updating social media platforms regularly with platform-specific content;
  • Drafting communication materials including mailers, newsletters and web content;
  • Supporting the execution of communication campaigns, events and other outreach activities;
  • Assisting in drafting press releases, speeches and articles.
  •  Assisting with research, provide substantive and administrative assistance as required and perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Eligibility

Education:

Applicants can be considered if they meet one of the following:

  • Are enrolled in a Master’s or in a Ph.D. programme; or
  • Are enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or
  • Are within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme in the field of communications, public relations, languages, journalism or equivalent.

Experience:
Previous work experience is not required, however experience in the field of communications and public relations and experience working with professional social media platforms are considered an asset. Knowledge of the UN is an advantage.

Language competencies:
Excellent command of written and spoken English required. Knowledge of Italian is preferable.

Computer skills:
Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite.

Other skills and competencies:

  • Ability to learn and act in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • High motivation to learn and grow professionally.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;

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Deadline: 24th November 2017