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  • Organization: UNDGC - United Nations Department of Global Communications
  • Location: Brussels
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-02

Work Location
UNRIC Brussels
Expected duration
4 / 6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the primary supervision of the Digital Communications Assistant, the social media intern's duties will include the following: - Use the UNRIC Trello Boards to plan, create and curate content ahead of time; - Collect and collate multimedia information from different departments and organizations; - Monitor various sources for new content and information about what is happening in and around the UN on a given week; - Edit and subtitle news videos for UNRIC’s social media channels, using dedicated software (such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Canva); create visuals, quote cards and other materials as requested using online tools (such as Canva or Adobe Photoshop); - Attend press conferences, meetings and events in Brussels to gather quotes and take photos and videos which can be used in social media posts; - Draft posts for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn; - Research trends and posts from partners and suggest retweets/reposts; monitor the social media accounts for followers' comments and questions, and flag them to the team; - Take an active role in the live coverage of events taking place in Brussels; - Draft monthly reports reflecting performance of the UNRIC’s social media accounts; - Carry out other tasks as requested.
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. 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.
English and French are working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in one or more of the following languages is also desirable: Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish
Additional Information
Competencies Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. Special Notice: ~ Intern - Public Information - Social Media A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: ~ Computer and IT skills, including video and graphic software editing knowledge, will be an asset. - Title of degree you are currently pursuing. - Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme). - Top three areas of interest/preferences. - Explain why you consider that you are a good candidate for that specific area. - Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme. In your 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.
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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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