The United Nations Environment Programme invites announces the vacancy opening of a communications internship position in Uruguay. The Communications internship is for four months where the interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office as assigned. The Internship is unpaid and full-time.
The position holder will assist in the works like developing communication strategies for the office like preparing printable materials, designing the corporate presentation, developing the social media of the office, etc.
In particular, the internship position will be performing the following duties
- Developing a communication strategy for the UN Environment office in the Southern Cone.
- Also, spreading awareness regarding UN Environment campaigns and platforms among the CSOs, civil society networks, Universities and environmental organizations of Latin America and the Caribbean with a special focus on the Southern Cone.
- Strengthening the relationship of the office with the mass media.
- Similarly, conducting a plan to show the work of the office in social networks.
- Elaborating products of the communication of the environmental agenda of the office.
- Developing concept notes about the events, workshops, seminars managed by the office.
- Designing as well as providing the support required to conduct a survey among Uruguayan students about environmental issues related to UNEA.
- Furthermore, writing articles about the environmental work of the office for publications.
Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this United Nations Communications Internship in Uruguay
- Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
- Must be computer literate in standard software applications.
- In addition to that, should have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
- Also, they must have the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- Professional work experience to participate in this internship program is not mandatory.
- Strong writing and communication skills in English and Spanish are necessary. Furthermore, working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.
Application for this internship must include the following things
- A Complete application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Candidates must include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and also three references.
- Proof of enrollment in Personal History Profile (PHP).
- List the IT skills and programs that the applicant is proficient in using, and Explain why they are the best candidate for the internship and what they hope to gain from the internship.
- A certified copy of degree certificate (in case the candidate is graduate).
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