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Social Media Internship at United Nations in Geneva

Social Media Internship at United Nations in Geneva

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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United Nations Office in Geneva announces vacancy opening for Intern of Public Information – UNTV and Radio Section. This internship is to work in the Social Media section (UNTV and Radio Section) at the United Nations Information Service in Geneva. The Information Service of the United Nations Office at Geneva internship is for a period of three to six months depending on the needs of the service. In addition to that, the internship is unpaid and full-time.


Social Media intern will be performing following tasks at the United Nations Office in Geneva during the internship period

  • 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 also liaise UN Geneva social media focal point for distribution.
  • Support Chief of Section in drafting proposals, collecting and presenting data, organizing meetings, coordinating follow-up.
  • Also, 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, and perform other tasks as required by the Chief of Section.


The first-level university degree in journalism, communications, international relations, history or related field is necessary for the position. However, applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not necessary to have professional work experience. Fluency in either English or French (oral and written) is required, with working knowledge of the other language desirable.

Special Notice

All the applicants must complete an online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
However, the Cover Note must include:

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing. Also, graduation Date (When will you be/have graduated/graduated from the programme?).
  • IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
  • Top three areas of interest.
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship. Similarly, 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, as well as three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Please visit the official link for more information.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline31 December,2019
FieldPublic Information
Open toall
OrganizerUnited Nations



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