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Communications Intern


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Colombo
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2024-05-29

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5517/28158
Department/office AR, SAMCO, Sri Lanka MCO
Duty station Colombo, Sri Lanka
Contract type Intern
Contract level Intern
Duration Initially 6 months
Application period 15-May-2024 to 29-May-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Research, analyse and report approaches to management of social media, which would lead to better positioning of UNOPS in the country
  • Assist in the development and production of written, multimedia, and digital and graphic content for the website, social media and other communication channels in line with the research findings; creating and scheduling posts, responding to comments and messages, and tracking social media metrics
  • Prepare templates for conducting interviews with external and internal stakeholders in order to gather content for newsletters, articles, videos, and other materials
  • Prepare templates for press releases and media advisories
  • Prepare templates for newsletters
  • Support organisation of press conferences, media briefings and other media events
  • Establishing and maintaining a database of media and track media coverage of organisation’s work
  • Provide support in the development and implementation of events, campaigns conferences and workshops 
  • Provide general administrative support to the Head of PMO and Communications Officer, as needed, including scheduling meetings, taking minutes, and organizing files

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • A first level University Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Studies or Arts. (If you have not yet received your degree certificate, a confirmation of completion letter from the university will suffice).

  • The intern should be enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or the equivalent) OR have graduated from such studies within three (3) years prior to the application date of the internship.

Work experience 

While no previous work experience is required for the internship, it will be considered an asset if the intern has:

  • Experience in digital design/illustration and familiarity with design tools such as Photoshop, Canva and Illustrator. 
  • Experience with social media platforms; including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn and handling social media posts and comments in English, Sinhala and/or Tamil.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Positive attitude and eagerness to learn.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Sinhala and/or Tamil is required.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.