Deadline: 7th December 2020
UNITED NATIONS (UN) INTERNSHIP 2020 – PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR U.S GRADUATES
|Posting Title:||INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)|
|Job Code Title:||INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION|
|Department/Office:||Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of the Under-Secretary-General|
|Duty Station:||NEW YORK; NEW YORK;|
|Posting Period:||11 June 2020 – 07 December 2020|
|Job Opening Number:||20-Public Information-DMSPC OUSG-136021-J-New York (O)|
The Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Management is looking for a communications or graphic design intern. Are you passionate about communications or design and ready to support and shape the United Nation’s internal and external communication efforts? Apply for this exciting vacancy in a vibrant, international work environment.
The Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Management internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending the needs of the department.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
The Intern will support the development and implementation of a communications plan and approach for the Department of Management, Strategy, Policy and Compliance. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
•Laying out newsletters, reports, and other communications products
•Drafting articles, blogs, announcements and other supplementary materials
•Supporting event coordination and outreach activities
•Designing visual content of the Department’s communication with internal and external stakeholders, using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign
•Designing posters, banners, fliers, infographics and other communications materials following the Department’s visual identity
•Research content for printed and online material
•Helping with the maintenance and value additions to our internal and external websites
UNITED NATIONS (UN) INTERNSHIP 2020 Competencies
•Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
•Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
•Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
•Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
•Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
•Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
•Places team agenda before personal agenda
•Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
•Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
•Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
•Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
•Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
•Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
•Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
•Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
1. At the time of application:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Public Administration or related field; or
(c) have graduated with a university degree as defined in (a) and (b) above.
(d) If pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Public Administration or related field.
2. Be computer literate in standard word processing and software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar; Be proficient in standard office automation equipment scanner, printer, etc.).
3. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.
4. 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.
Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency (both oral and written) in English is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.