UNESCO calls application for Communication and Information Internship. The Communication & Information Sector strives to foster freedom of expression, media development, and access to information and knowledge in line with UNESCO’s mandate to “promote the free flow of ideas by word and image”.
The objectives of this UNESCO Communication and Information Internship are as follows
- The Intern will have the opportunity to learn and support the overall work of the sector/program’s mission.
- The intern will be selected according to their specialization and needs of the sector.
- Activities will vary depending on the requirements of the assignments.
- Specific Terms of Reference and learning objectives will form part of the contract.
- Completed university studies (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment.
- Enrolled in a graduate program (second university degree or Master’s degree or equivalent, or higher), at the time of application. In addition to that, they must have graduated with a university degree (first or second degree as defined above), and must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
- Candidates must be at least 20 years old to apply.
- Candidates should have an excellent command, both written and spoken, of English or French. Working knowledge of the other language (English or French) is an asset and may be required for internships in secretarial and assistantship assignments at the headquarters.
- They must also have an excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.
- Similarly, they should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
- Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Proof of health insurance coverage from a valid major global medical insurance company for the duration of the internship.
- Provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship.
- Candidates can submit only one application.
- The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months.
- Even if applicants are eligible, there is no guarantee of placement. UNESCO receives more applications from qualified candidates than it can place.
- The application will be accessed by UNESCO managers around the world and will stay in our database for a period of six months.
- UNESCO does not respond to each and every candidate. If selected, candidates will be directly contacted by the manager. If candidates do not receive any update within six months, it means that their application has not been successful.