Applications are now open for Public Information Intern at UN in Switzerland 2020. The Public Information Service of the UN Office at Geneva intern is for a period of three to six months depending on the needs of the service. The internship is unpaid and full-time. The position is in the TV and Radio Section of the UN Information Service in Geneva. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the Chief Radio and TV.
Within delegated authority, the intern will be responsible for the following duties:
- Support UNTV and UN News/Multimedia content producers with research on newsworthy events at the United Nations/Palais des Nations and more broadly in International Geneva; organise interviews for UNTV productions, spots and series (SDG Studio, “Geneva Witness” or other features, anniversaries/campaigns, etc.), and other video content as required. Under the guidance of a producer, the interview may coordinate with interviewees, help conduct interviews, edit clips, and liaise UN Geneva social media focal point for distribution.
- Similarly, support Chief of Section in drafting proposals, collecting and presenting data, organizing meetings, coordinating follow-up.
- Attend UN Geneva press briefings and produce media content – under the supervision and guidance of a UN producer — by editing news clips, compiling shortlists and assisting in the production of transcripts, subtitles and/or storylines on tight deadlines.
- Pre-edit newsworthy coverage of press conferences, stakeouts, events and conferences at the Palais des Nations for web, broadcast or social media distribution, under the guidance of (and for approval by) a producer.
- Furthermore, support the section’s work with research, presentations material, data input; as well as perform other tasks as required by the Chief of Section.
- A first university degree in journalism, communications, international relations, history or related field.
- Fluency in either English or French (oral and written) is necessary. In addition to that, working knowledge of the other language desirable.
- Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
- Good interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
Applicants must complete the online application. Similarly, applicants must submit the cover note and Personal History Profile in order to be eligible for a full review.
In addition to the online application, the Cover letter must include
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
- Graduation Date (When will you be/have graduated/graduated from the program?).
- IT skills and programs that you are proficient in.
- Top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship. Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
- Scanned copies of the applicant’s valid passport and medical insurance coverage.
- In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.