UNO Public Information Internship 2022

Description UNO Public Information Internship 2022

UNO Public Information Internship 2022 The Internships are in the Outreach Division of the Department of Global Communications. They are for a period of two months but are expected to be extended to up to six months, subject to good performance and continued needs (which is almost always the case). Candidates MUST therefore be available for up to six months.

The Outreach Division works to promote the ideals and activities of the United Nations. Through programming, events, campaigns, publications and more, the Division engages partners and stakeholders across various spheres of the public and private sector as well as civil society and local communities worldwide to accelerate action for the Sustainable Development Goals.

These internship positions are located in the Director’s Office of the Outreach Division. Depending on the candidate’s educational background, professional experience, and interests, the selected intern may work with the Director’s Office on Special Projects, outreach to specific stakeholders, general administrative support, or others. Selected interns will be part of the Director´s Office and cooperate on tasks central to the division, and are expected to be flexible as the type of work given to them may vary.

The internships are unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days a week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.

Duties & Responsibilities

The selected interns will be part of a team that supports the Director of the Division. Selected interns will participate in the day-to-day work at the Director´s Office of the Outreach Division and support the office on drafting concept notes, background information, taking minutes, scheduling meetings and other ad hoc tasks as required. In addition, the interns will have the following tasks:

  • Research, compile and organize materials for use in the preparation of the UN´s participation in special projects and/or in the development of UN exhibitions.
  • Support in logistical and administrative tasks related to partnerships and outreach, including event/project planning and management; scheduling meetings and compiling relevant information prior to meetings; and responding to or drafting responses to a wide range of correspondence and other communications.
  • Support communication and outreach activities, including drafting and editing website content/news stories and social media content; updating the UN webpage under guidance from UN Web colleagues; and monitoring social media output.
  • Support evaluation efforts at the conclusion of special projects.
  • The above descriptions are generic, and interns will be expected to support other functions based on needs and on their abilities. All interns are expected to be flexible and perform different types of relevant duties in support of colleagues as may be needed.
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Client Orientation

Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  1. be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  2. be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter
  • Have a demonstrated 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.
  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.
  • Your training, education, advanced course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of other United Nations official languages is desirable.
  • Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration, which will include a test or/and an interview.