Public information intern

UNESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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Application deadline in 2 months: Friday 19 Jul 2024 at 03:59 UTC

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This is a I-1 contract. It usually requires 0 years of experience, depending on education. More about I-1 contracts.

Work Location

Remotely and/or on-site

Expected duration

3 to 6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The internship is centred on assisting the Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD) in dissemination of various publications and events of the Division, including developing a strategic communication plan and implementing digital outreach to raise the impact of the Division’s publications and events. The following responsibilities can be adapted, as appropriate, to fit each intern. • Assist in drafting and editing content for public information materials, including press releases, newsletter articles, blogs and social media; • Assist in producing social media plans and campaigns, as well as explore more potential digital outreach initiatives to raise online visibility and readership of publications and/or events/projects; • Produce various multimedia materials for online and offline products, including infographics, motion graphics, short videos, publication covers, presentation templates and event flyers; • Prepare professional PPT decks focusing on the work, projects, publications and activities of the division; • Assist in video production including shooting and editing videos, mixing sound and animating slideshows, if required; • Assist in the organization and execution of the launch of publications and events; • Provide background research for public information materials; • Initiate and carry out assigned tasks/special projects.

Qualifications/special skills

To qualify for an internship with the ESCAP Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: • 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) • Have studied areas such as communications, public information, and/or public policy; • Computer literacy in standard software applications and in Adobe Creative Studio and Canva is desirable, but not required; • Have an understanding of social media sites and publicity activities; • Have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and • Have demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. - 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. - Your field of study closely related to the type of internship you are applying for is desirable. - Ability to interact well with people of various social and cultural backgrounds in an occasionally stressful environment is desirable. - Ability to comfortably working as part of a larger team is desirable. - Ability to work under tight deadlines and multitask is desirable. - Good drafting and oral communication skills is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language, such as Chinese or Russian, is an asset.

Additional Information

The Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division (MPFD) provides a combination of normative-analytical and capacity-development activities to 53 member States and 9 associate members of ESCAP, taking into account the significant variation in their geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic conditions. The Division undertakes analytical studies and policy-oriented research, provides capacity building, and facilitates policy dialogues on medium- to long-term macroeconomic and financing for development issues facing the region. More details are available from A complete online application (cover note and candidate profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: • Title of degree programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied?) • Graduation date (When will you be graduating or when did you graduate from the programme?) • List of IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in • List of your top three areas of interest • Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship • Explanation of your interest in the ESCAP Internship Programme, especially with MPFD • Indication of your available period for internship, i.e. when and how long (note: the minimum duration of an internship is three months and can be up to six months). The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member. Please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted 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.

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