Applications are now open for UNOSSC Digital Communication Internship 2020 at UNDP in the United States. Moreover, this is a general call for internships throughout 2019. Applications will be accepted from interested and qualified applicants, on an ongoing basis for this Communications Internship at our New York Headquarters.
The United Nations Office for SouthSouth Cooperation (UNOSSC) aims to be a robust knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to Member States and United Nations entities on SouthSouth and triangular cooperation enabling developing countries to effectively face their leading development challenges and harness global opportunities to address them, in tandem with monitoring progress on implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, New Directions Strategy and the Nairobi Outcome.
Participants of the Digital Communication Internship program 2020 at UNDP in the United States at UNDP will:
- Draft, implement and evaluate a digital strategy for UNOSSC current and future social media channels.
- Provide assistance in curating, producing and presenting stories, images, and videos in UNOSSC´s web content management system.
- Review and edit web stories, headlines, and captions, ensure consistency across languages.
- Also, work with content providers to research or rewrite material from the standpoint of reader interest, clarity, political sensitivity, thoroughness, and accuracy as well as relevance to UNOSSC´s focus areas.
- Likewise, assist in reviewing translations in English, proofreading and reformulating if necessary for optimal web presentation.
- Further, provide support and ensure consistency across UNOSS´s various units, including creating training for staff as needed
- Support internal communication needs as well as assist with other related tasks as needed.
What are the Qualification and Requirements?
- Qualified/suitable intern from the field of communication for development, journalism, communications, sustainable development, social science, or related field with the following academic qualifications:
- Enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
- Enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
- Graduated with a university degree as defined above and, if selected, must start the internship within one year after graduation.
- Experience in communications required.
- Also, experience creating content for the web and/or managing different media platforms desirable.
- Experience with photo and video editing desirable.
- Familiar with international development/relations desirable.
- Similarly, familiarity with the UN system in general and/or with South-South development cooperation, in particular, is an asset.
- Proficiency in English.
- Also, knowledge of the other five official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) would be an asset.
- Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions with which applicants should become familiar with prior to signing an internship agreement.
- Similarly, UNOSSC accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship.
- Also, all the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions.
- Further, the purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment within the UN System, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
How to apply for the UNOSSC Digital Communication Internship?
- Apply online through the given link.
- Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:
- An official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree program.
- Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following nine documents:
- A completed UNDP internship application form (available at the official link).
- A copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae.
- Also, a letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date.
- A copy of his/her school transcript as well as a letter of recommendation from a professor.
- A signed UNDP Internship Agreement.
- A Medical Certificate of Good Health.
- Similarly, a Proof of medical insurance including provision for medical evacuation and removal of mortal remains or life insurance.
- Copy of passport and working visa for the United States.
Visit the official website for more information