Unpaid Internship Opportunity at UN Office in Geneva within Public Information Services

Date limite : 31 déc. 2019

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations

Spécialités: Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Unpaid Internship Opportunity at UN Office in Geneva within Public Information Services

United Nations is offering an internship opportunity at its office in Geneva, within public information services. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of the Chief of the Press and External Relations Section and the Press Officer in charge of social media and outreach, within the Information Service.

Duration and Working Hours:

Three to six months depending on the needs of the service, on a full-time basis with five working days per week (40 hours).

The internship is unpaid.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  1. Journalism, communications, or organizational management; students of international relations or related fields may also be considered.
    Must be enrolled in a master’s degree program or apply within one year of graduation.
  2. Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the program.
  3. Fluency in English and French is needed. Knowledge of other official UN languages, German, and/or Italian, is a plus.
  4. Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
  5. Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients' and seeks to see things from clients' point of view.


  1. Contribute to the organization of commemorative events, such as the Holocaust Remembrance Day, the World Press Freedom Day, the Peacekeepers Day, and the Day to Eradicate Extreme Poverty;
  2. Assist with the organization of regular Ciné-ONU movie screenings and discussions, by researching topics, establishing contacts with producers, liaising with partners, providing logistical support, etc;
  3. Help organize information programs for visiting groups (mostly students) by liaising with United Nations officials and groups of students, diplomats, and NGOs, helping with administrative arrangements and escorting groups visiting the Palais des Nations;
  4. Contribute to the daily media monitoring of Swiss newspapers (in French, German, Italian, and English), with other UNIS interns;
  5. Attend biweekly press briefings with other UNIS interns; draft at least two press briefing summaries and receive feedback;
  6. Attend at least two full-day meetings of human rights treaty bodies or the Human Rights Council; draft at least two press releases and receive feedback;
  7. Write short articles for publication on iSeek, the UN’s intranet, as requested;
  8. Contribute to the gathering and creation of social media materials for @UNGeneva Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram platforms, and help the Social Media Intern as needed;
  9. Perform administrative tasks such as updating the calendar of meetings, drafting letters, translating emails, letters, and documents, filing, etc.
  10. Carry out other tasks as requested by the United Nations Information Service.

Required Documentation:

Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required, as the Cover Note must include:

  1. Title of degree application is currently pursuing.
  2. Graduation Date (When will an application be graduating/graduated from the program?).
  3. IT skills and programs that the applicant is proficient in.
  4. Top three areas of interest.
  5. Explanation of why the application is the best candidate for this specific internship, and their interest in the United Nations Internship Program.
  6. Scanned copies of the applicant's valid passport and medical insurance coverage.
  7. Online Personal History Profile must include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

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