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.
UNOSSC engages with Member States globally, regionally, as
well as within the UN system to facilitate practical expressions of Southern
solidarity towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.
UNOSSC works with a wide range of partners including global centers of
excellence to intensively explore how building endogenous capacity be
encouraged, how broadening and sharing technological advances within the global
South will systematically occur, and how emerging innovative financing
mechanisms can be harnessed through SouthSouth and triangular cooperation.
UNOSSC ensures that our southern constituencies have timely access to high
quality analytical planning, mapping, programming, and reporting on data,
trends and opportunities that will propel SouthSouth and triangular
cooperation in ways that ensure success.
UNOSSC has established an internship programme for young
professionals interested in strengthening their understanding of United
Nations, UNOSSC, its mandate, mission and its work within and outside the
United Nations System. The UNOSSC internship programme provides professional
enrichment for young professionals, enhancing their leadership and professional
skills as well as broadening their global perspectives.
UNOSSC’s Digital Communications Intern is responsible for
developing highimpact communications materials for the Office. This internship
requires strategic thinking with the ability to deliver consistently high
quality, well-written, thought-provoking materials under pressure and tight
The selected intern
- 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
- 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
- Assist in reviewing translations in English,
proofreading and reformulating if necessary for optimal web presentation
- Provide support and ensure consistency across
UNOSS´s various units, including creating trainings for staff as needed
- Support internal communication needs
- Assist with other related tasks as needed
- Please visit the official link for details.
- Qualified/suitable intern from the field of
communication for development, journalism, communications, sustainable
development, social science, or related field with the following academic
- Enrolled in a graduate school programme (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 the
- Experience in communications required.
- Experience creating content for the web and/or
managing different media platforms desirable.
- Experience with photo and video editing
- Familiar with international
- Familiarity with the UN system in general and/or
with South-South development cooperation in particular is an asset.
- Proficiency in English.
- 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.
- UNOSSC accepts no responsibility for the medical
and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness
incurred during an internship.
- All the expenses connected with the internship
will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions.
- 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.
Eligible Regions: Open for All.
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