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Internship - Finance and Liaison

Panama (United States of America)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Panama (United States of America)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-18

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

The selection will be competitive; WFP is committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


Are you passionate about humanitarian work? Would you like to contribute with the work of WFP, helping thousands of beneficiaries in the Region? If your answer is yes, then this opportunity is for you!



The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide.  On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. About 13,500 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. WFP is part of the United Nations system.


The intern will work in the Regional Bureau of World Food Programme located in Panama. Internships with WFP provide an opportunity for the students to gain experience of the United Nations and more particularly of the World Food Programme. It also provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience working in an international professional environment and provides exposure to a truly global humanitarian organisation.



As the Finace and Liaison Intern, you will be under the overall supervision of the Head of Finance and Administration Unit. You will be expected to learn communications activities carried out by the Finance and Administration areas in the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBP), and apply the knowledge supporting the referred unit with general tasks.



The intern  will support the unit with general tasks that include:


• Produce graphic materials for the activities in Administration and Finance Unit.


• Produce and edit photographic/video material.


• Produce the graphic design of brochures, reports and other documentation.


• Assist in the planning and execution of the Finance and Administration Unit communication campaigns.


• Produce stories on the activities carried by Finance and Administration in RBP.

• Assist in the production of the Finance and Administration Unit weekly newsletter.


• Disseminate contents related to the referred areas throughout the Country Offices of the region.


• Perform other related duties as required, depending on the knowledge and training received.


Collaborate closely with Corporate WFP Communications for internal and external communication needs to ensure alignment with corporate communication best practices.


• Prepare scripts, messages/key messaging, speeches, presentation slides and other communications material to assist management with internal and external meetings, secure buy in and to ensure concise, strategic, and accurate messaging is aligned with Finance and Administration rules when appropriate.


• Ensure all-inclusive and engaging approach and communications best practices and regional lessons learned are utilized.


Efficiently onboard, manage and build the capacity of a Communications intern to support in the above listed activities & deliverables.





You must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme from a recognized university in one of the following areas: Communications, Design, and other related areas. The intern must have attended courses in the last 12 months and have completed at least two years undergraduate studies. Recently graduates (6 months after graduation).




Fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written communication).



Professionalism: Ability to undertake coordination of specific activities, interpret/analyse a wide variety of data, and identify/resolve data/information discrepancies.

Planning and Organizing: Ability to handle work in an efficient and timely manner.

Dedication to continuous learning: Initiative and willingness to keep abreast of new trends in international development and public information fields.

Technological Awareness: Proficiency in various MS Office and in the Adobe package:  Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere.

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally



The Intern will receive a monthly stipend from WFP which is the equivalent of 14% of the daily subsistence allowance prevailing in Panama City for each day worked, but not to exceed US$765 per month.

The internship is on a full-time basis in accordance with the working schedule of the WFP office.

WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.

The internship has a duration of 8 months.




To apply, please create a personal account and fill out the profile form with yor personal information at 


In the application form, ensure filling the mandatory sections,attaching your CV, answering the pre-screening questions and agreeing on the legal statement before submitting your application. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis on account of potential and performance. All applicants will undergo a rigorous process which includes a panel interview.



The deadline to apply for this post is May 17, 2021 (midnight Panama).



 “Qualified applicants, especially female applicants, are encouraged to apply”


WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


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.

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