Intern – Digital Communications

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Wednesday 27 Mar 2024 at 03:59 UTC

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Expected duration

6 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Information Centers (UNICs) belong to the Information Centres Services (ICS), Campaigns and Country Operations (CCOD) of the Department of Global Communication (DGC). The UNICs are the principal sources of information about the United Nations system in the countries where they are located. They are also responsible for promoting greater public understanding of, and support the aims and activities of, the United Nations by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to people everywhere, especially in developing countries. The Department of Global Communications internship is for six months The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. Under the guidance of the Director and/or NIO of UNIC for the Caribbean Area, the Intern will support the UNIC’s Social Media Assistant with the implementation of the UNIC’s digital media strategy and specific projects. Daily responsibilities will take into consideration the individual’s academic focus and interests. The internship assignment is designed to support the production of written and audio-visual material for the online platforms (including social media accounts and web sites) and outreach programmes managed by this UNIC. The Intern will support the Social Media Assistant to plan and execute the following projects: Digital communication support to the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Belize. UNIC Caribbean is currently assisting the Resident Coordinator’s Office in Belize to develop digital communications content and publicise the work of the UN in that country. Tasks will include: - developing relationships with and understanding the communication needs of UN communication focal points and the Resident Coordinator’s office in Belize - media monitoring research and dissemination to keep resident UN staff updated on local current affairs issues and wider UN system activities - developing and implementing a mini-strategy for digital content creation and storytelling. UNIC SDGs Youth Campaign. This campaign aims to mobilize youth in the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean to continue examining the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for regional development, beyond the 2030 deadline. Its primary activity will be the creation and management of a WhatsApp group whose members will collaborate on influencing peer engagement with the SDGs, its messages, and calls to action. This campaign will be an ongoing element of the UNIC Caribbean intern programme. Tasks will include: - developing recruitment and community management strategies for the WhatsApp group - developing terms of reference (including objectives and membership guidelines) for the Group - researching UN System job postings and opportunities for SDG promotion, for circulation to members of the Group - creating content (video scripting/filming/editing) to promote the campaign on Tik Tok and Instagram. Development and maintenance of the UNIC’s audiovisual databases on Flickr and YouTube. The UNIC’s digital strategy includes curation and organization of photos and videos on its Flickr and YouTube accounts. Tasks will include: - organization of material on Flickr and YouTube accounts including uploading material, cleaning up playlists, tagging and segmentation into albums/playlists as necessary - coordination and creation of shared YouTube playlists with UN Caribbean Communications Group colleagues. The Intern’s duties in support of these campaigns and the UNIC’s other daily activities may include but are not limited to: · Assist in the design, production and delivery of digital communications products including the United Nations Caribbean newsletter and social media content and campaigns. · Assist in the research and compilation of information, for use in the production of communications material about the UN. · Assist in the writing, editing, post-production and distribution of UNIC multimedia material and products. · Assist public media and UN System content monitoring and Caribbean United Nations social listening. · Assist in drafting digital strategies and support their implementation. · Assist collation of performance metrics for UNIC Caribbean online platforms. · Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/special skills

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent). Applicants must also: -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. Applicants are not required to have professional experience for participation in the programme.


Written and oral fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Additional Information

Please note that only online applications using the Inspira portal will be considered. Both a Cover Note and a Personal History Profile are required and must be completed in Inspira. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All cover notes must include: - Details about your degree Programme. - Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?). - IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient. - List your top three areas of interest. - Explain your interest in an internship with the United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Area. In your online Personal History Profile please include any previous volunteer or work experiences, as well as the names and contact information for three references. Candidates not based in Trinidad and Tobago who are selected for this internship will be responsible for making their own travel and visa arrangements. Due to the high volume of applications received ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible for an internship at the United Nations. Interns will be responsible for all necessary hardware (computer) and internet connection to undertake the internship remotely.

Intern Specific text

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.

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