Intern - Social Media

UN DGC - Department of Global Communications

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Work Location

In Person

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. Responsibilities Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the National Information Officer (NIO) the Social Media Intern will: • Participate in creative brainstorming for social media messages and campaigns and create bi-weekly social media content calendars for the UNCT accounts • Provide channel-specific ideas for the use of social media messages, videos, or photos and create creative and fun video concepts for the Facebook, and Instagram audience which is relatable to young people. • Provide support to map social media influencers in the region and identify opportunities to partner with at least 1 influencer in 2024 to promote UN Nepal’s key priorities. • Provide support to generate content for the Social Media platform and analyze its performance to prepare bi-weekly analytics and content reports capturing national trends, feedback from followers, social listening, opportunities, and challenges, and UNCT’s social media accounts performance. • Help maintain a repository of all social media-related multimedia (audio-visual and graphics). • Help monitor content performance on the UN Nepal social media channels and coordinate with the NIO to manage responses to questions and queries posted by followers diligently. • Engage with the Facebook, and Instagram community daily within the UN Social media guidance • Contribute to the strategy, vision, and voice of the UNCT Social media channels. • Conduct a qualitative report to identify themes and issues raised by people on the social media platform through analytics. • Provide support in other duties as required

Qualifications/special skills

Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, 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); or, b. Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level 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.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and Nepali are required for the internship. Knowledge of any other local language is desirable.

Additional Information

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: - Degree Programme (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. - Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship. - Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme. In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. Interns will need to provide all necessary hardware (computer), software and internet connection to perform the internship remotely. Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

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.

No Fee


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