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  • Organization: UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2024-09-06

Work Location
The position is located in the Advocacy Section (AS), Public Affairs and Policy Support Branch (PAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna.
Expected duration
Six months Start date: 17 June 2024
Duties and Responsibilities
The Advocacy Section (AS), Public Affairs and Policy Support Branch (PAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is offering an internship opportunity for a period of six months, starting in June 2024. The Public Advocacy Section serves as a driving force in advancing the organization's mission to combat drugs, crime, and corruption on a global scale. Among its initiatives are awareness campaigns, policy advocacy, and capacity-building programs aimed at empowering governments, law enforcement agencies, and civil society to effectively address the challenges posed by drugs, crime, and corruption. Among other activities, the team works on developing communication strategies, managing public relations including with the media, crisis communications, digital and social media management, brand management and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of communications efforts. The internship is unpaid and full-time (five days per week – 40 hours.). The selected intern will gain practical working experience in an international organization setting in communications while providing valuable support to the Advocacy Section team, contributing actively to increasing the organization's visibility. For information on UNODC and the Advocacy Section, kindly visit: Daily duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Drafts social media messages for UNODC's corporate social media channels. • Schedule social media content on relevant platforms. • Maintain and organize content on UNODC’s Trello boards. • Assist in the management of UNODC X, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. • Prepare monthly reports for website and social media analytics. • Conduct research relevant to the work of UNODC. • Compile and disseminate press clippings on UNODC and its mandate areas. • Maintain social media and media database. • Perform other duties within the communications team as assigned.
Qualifications/special skills
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: (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 or a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent) in Communications/Journalism or related field. Be computer literate in standard software applications, be able to edit the photos in high-quality and create an engaging product, including the addition of graphics where required. Have experience working with Trello is desired. Experience working in communications and social media is an asset. Basic knowledge of other design tools is an asset. Understanding of corporate use of graphics, photos and social media is an asset. Show interest in the United Nations' work and have shown 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 the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.
Additional Information
Not available.
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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