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External Relations Internship at World Food Program

External Relations Internship at World Food Program in USA

Country: USA
City: New York
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The World Food Programme (WFP)  announces the application for External Relations internship. WFPis the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.  Currently, it is seeking to fill 3 intern positions in New York division.

The New York Office (NYO) advances WFP’s corporate, strategic, partnership and operational interests, as well as policy positions. Further, it actively maintains a two-way information flow with headquarters and field offices. On the one hand, it ensures that WFP’s operational and policy concerns are heard by the key actors in New York. On the other hand, we keep WFP offices abreast of the latest developments (e.g. UN reform and peacekeeping strategic reviews), including opportunities and risks. New York also advocates for WFP within the UN Secretariat and among partner organizations and promotes WFP’s work to major news outlets.

The New York Office plays the lead role in facilitating WFP’s engagement and contributions to high-level events and negotiations, including relevant UN General Assembly, ECOSOC, and Security Council sessions, as well as the High-Level Political Forum, the Commission on the Status of Women, and others.

What will the External Relations Intern do at WFP?

Under the general supervision of the Senior Advisor in the WFP New York office, and the direct supervision of WFP External Relations Officers, the internship will require interns to assume the following responsibilities:

  • Inter-governmental meetings: General Assembly, Special Sessions, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Security Council and other intergovernmental fora: Assist WFP staff members following the assigned events with all activities related to them: attend preparatory and formal meetings and prepare a timely note on salient points and outcome;
  • Inter-agency meetings: Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC), Country-Specific or Regional Taskforces, UN Development Group (UNDG), UN Reform, Development, Programming Tools: As required, attend in a support role or the staff member in charge, take notes and intervene upon instructions of the supervisors, report as necessary;
  • Thematic and cross-cutting issues: Millennium Development Goals, Climate Change, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Avian Influenza, Emergency Preparedness, Mine Action, Gender, etc. As required, attend in a support role under the supervision of the WFP Professional Officer in charge, take notes, intervene upon instructions of the supervisors, the report in writing on the meeting including analysis of issues important to WFP;
  • Research: In consultation and coordination with other colleagues, regularly monitor issues of relevance to WFP, and advise concerned officers. Sources include the internet, the UN Electronic Documentation System, UN intranet (Iseek), WFP Intranet (WFPGO), and other sources as required.
  • Event planning: The intern will also support the planning and execution of events hosted by WFP in inter-governmental and inter-agency fora.
  • Other Duties: The intern will carry out any other duties as required and as consistent with his/her abilities.

What do you need for External Relations Internship?

  • Currently enrolled with at least two years of undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the past six months) ;
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months;
  • Excellent command of English; Working knowledge of a second UN language would be an asset;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

How to apply for an Internship at World Food Programme?

Applicants may apply for the World Food Programme internship by submitting the online application. Further, the applicants will require a recent CV and cover letter to apply for the internship. Also, the interns may submit a relevant portfolio and documentation.

Interns, however, should note that they may submit only one PDF file via the online application portal. Hence, the applicants must merge all documents into one PDF file before uploading.


Applicants may apply for the External Relations Internship at WFP until 7 August 2019. WFP will not accept any more application after the past the deadline.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline07 August,2019
CityNew York
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerWorld Food Programme



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