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Internship - Graphic Designer, Administrative Management Services (AMS), DFAM, New York Headquarters (Six months duration with Stipend)

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Design (digital, product, graphics or visual design)
    • Procurement
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-23

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As a UN organization with a mandate to protect the world's most vulnerable children being affected by climate change, UNICEF is strongly committed to reduce its environmental footprint through greenhouse gas emissions reductions from its air travel, vehicle fleet and facilities. UNICEF also aims to reduce its water consumption, paper use, and waste. This is in line with commitments made by the UN system as a whole

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope...

The UNICEF Internship Programme offers qualified and eligible students at both Headquarters (HQ) and Country Offices (CO) the unique opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in UNICEF's work and the United Nations system under the direct supervision of experienced UNICEF staff.

As a UN organization with a mandate to protect the world's most vulnerable children being affected by climate change, UNICEF is strongly committed to reduce its environmental footprint through greenhouse gas emissions reductions from its air travel, vehicle fleet and facilities. UNICEF also aims to reduce its water consumption, paper use, and waste. This is in line with commitments made by the UN system as a whole.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Eco-efficiency Specialist, Field Support & Eco-sustainability Unit, Division of Finance & Administrative Serices, the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Preparing infographics highlighting the yearly Environmental Footprint Assessment results and identify trends in offices that have so far completed eco-efficiency projects.
  • Supporting the development of the global communications strategy for improving the eco-efficiency of UNICEF's operations, and the design of visual appealing materials to support it.
  • Providing new ideas to support the communication plan to revitalize the Recycling Programme in UNICEF NYHQ.
  • Preparing, or assisting with the preparation and design of all types of communication materials, including internal web pages, internal news stories, newsletter and other resources.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: The intern should have a university degree and be enrolled in a postgraduate programme in the area of communications, visual communication and graphic design. Excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by academic records.

Language: The intern should be fluent in English. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

Skills: Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photo Shop, PowerPoint, MailChimp, Survey Monkey is required.

Functional competencies:

    • Analytical thinking: Demonstrates capacity for analytical thinking, collecting information and drawing relevant conclusions.
    • Creativity and ability to use innovative data visualization techniques to communicate information clearly and efficiently in an engaging manner.
    • Knowledge of PowerPoint, Infographics Lab (IOS), Adobe Premier/Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, or any other similar software.
    • Knowledge of producing flash graphics is an asset.
    • Familiarity with MailChimp and Survey Monkey.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Personal competencies: 

    • Demonstrates interest in environmental issues, human development/humanitarian work, especially in an international context.
    • Enthusiasm for learning new things and applying skills in an organizational context
    • High personal integrity
    • Embraces diversity
    • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision
    • Strong self-initiative, creativity and ability to multi-task.
    • Native English speaker is desirable.

 Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
    • Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.
    • Have a valid US student visa and be able to work legally in the US during the duration of the internship.
    • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
    • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.
    • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to. 
    • Own a working computer with the necessary software.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The competencies required for this post are….

View our competency framework at:

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

Duration/Start Date

The intern is expected to work part-time (20 hours per week) for a period of 6 months.

Start Date: February 10th, 2019

Duty station

UNICEF's New York headquarter offices. Travel is not expected.

Benefits to Intern:  

  • Gain familiarity with UNICEF's work, in particular with the role that the Inclusive & Sustainable Operations (ISO) team plays.
  • Strengthen skills in research, communication strategies, and data presentation.
  • Experience a multicultural working environment unique to UNICEF.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

 

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
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