United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Public Information Intern
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Duration: 6 months
Deadline: June 9, 2020
Summary: The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is seeking students with an educational background in communications, graphic design, journalism, development studies or international relations to serve as their intern for six months in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Details: The Internship is located in the Division of Technology Climate Change and Natural Resources Management Division. The internship is for six (6) months with an opportunity for extension.
The intern will work for five days per week under the supervision of the Director of the Division. Due to the current situation, the intern will be working from home. 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.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Contribute to draft a communication strategy for the Division
– Assistance with drafting and designing communications products, writing, editing, researching, translating.
– Assisting with maintenance of the website and social media accounts.
– Assisting with conference communications.
– Photography, Archiving and monitoring media coverage
– Enhance internal information flows, explores ways to promote a positive Office culture and ensures effective internal communications
– Assists is the day-to-day operation of the unit, including substantive and administrative activities of the unit
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
– Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
(c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
– Educational background in communications, graphic design, journalism, development studies or international relations is an advantage.
– Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of French is an asset.
- Internship is full-time and unpaid