INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION – Content Editor [Temporary]

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[wbcr_html_snippet id=”1252″ title=”In- Article Ads”]The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Supply Chain, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all peacekeeping and special political missions around the world as well as to other UN Offices, Agencies Funds and Programs.
This Internship is located in the Communication Team of the Conference and Learning Centre (CLC) under the Central Service at the United Nations Global Service Centre in Brindisi, Italy.
The Communication Team is responsible for the management of the UNGSC social media, the official website, and the intranet page. It is also responsible for the communication strategy implementation through production of graphic/photo/video content.
The Intern will work under the direct guidance of the CLC Coordinator and the supervision of a staff member in the Communication Team.
The Communication team internship is for 6 months. One (1) post is available.
Within delegated authority, the Intern may be responsible for the following duties:
• Draft, edit and proofread content for UNGSC digital platforms and other communication products
• Seek inputs for social media contents and provide feedback to the Team
• Liaise with other internal and external offices to receive inputs on communication for social media
• Assist in developing new ideas and projects to implement the communication strategy
• Assist the Team with special projects and tasks, as assigned[wbcr_html_snippet id=”1252″ title=”In- Article Ads”]
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions for clarification 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.
Offers new and different options to solve problems; Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; Thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things.
Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
– Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
– Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).
The field of study must be closely related to the type of Internship you are applying for: Communications, information science, information systems, media studies, foreign languages, literature, journalism, or related field of studies.
The Intern is expected to:
– Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the 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.
– Be computer literate in standard software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint or similar.
– Be proficient in standard office automation (equipment, scanner, printer, etc.)[wbcr_html_snippet id=”1254″ title=”In-Feed Ads”]
Experience in identifying critical information about projects/services to be communicated externally is an advantage.
Good writing and drafting skills is an advantage.
Experience with professional social media language is an advantage.
Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator is an advantage.
Work Experience
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the UN. For this Internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.[wbcr_html_snippet id=”1252″ title=”In- Article Ads”]
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Special Notice
The internship is UNPAID and full-time (i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and there should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
  • – Title of degree you are currently pursuing (what are you currently studying?)
  • – Graduation Date (when will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?).
  • – List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
  • – List your top three areas of interest/department preferences.
  • – Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department.
  • – Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
  • In your cover note, please indicate when you would like to start your internship. Please note that start and end dates are flexible.[wbcr_html_snippet id=”1252″ title=”In- Article Ads”]
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Interns shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any position in the Professional or higher categories or at the FS-6 and FS-7 levels in the Field Service category during the period of the internship and the six months immediately following the expiration date thereof.
Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. Applicants who are otherwise related to a staff member may be engaged as interns, provided that they are neither assigned to the same work unit as such staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of such staff member. For purposes of this instruction, “child” means:
(a) the child of a staff member;
(b) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); or
(c) the son- or daughter-in-law of a staff member. “Sibling” includes a half-sibling or step sibling.
United Nations Considerations
[wbcr_html_snippet id=”1252″ title=”In- Article Ads”]According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.[wbcr_html_snippet id=”1252″ title=”In- Article Ads”]
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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