Intern for Multimedia Communication
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is active in around 130 countries every year. With Field Presences in over 60 countries, UNV is represented worldwide. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany and has approximately 130 staff positions – with some positions in five of its Regional Offices and in different Field Units around the world, and in other Headquarters locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo).
The External Relations and Communications Section builds and nurtures corporate donor relations, strategically leads the donor resource mobilization platform and conducts coherent communications efforts to highlight the value of volunteerism for peace and development and the contributions of UNV and UN Volunteers.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Communications Analyst, External Relations and Communications Section, the incumbent is expected to contribute to:
- Support design of general multimedia content for the corporate social media channels.
- Support the production and editing of videos about former and current UN Volunteers who are the voice of the impact volunteering makes in peace and development.
- Support the classification, selection, editing and storing of photos on UNV’s visual asset management system (ThirdLight).
- Support the development of multimedia materials that can be used on the UNV website and social media.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English;
- Research abilities and strong interest and knowledge of global events;
- Creative open-minded team player with strong initiative and a willingness to learn;
- In addition to an excellent knowledge of English, fluency in another official United Nations language, particularly French and/or Spanish, is an asset.
Learning opportunities for the intern
- General understanding of the work and mission of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, and the contribution of volunteerism to peace and development;
- Hands-on experience with the preparation and implementation of multimedia materials for an international organization, as well as with its editorial and outreach processes;
- Insight into issues of modern corporate communications;
- Experience working in an international organization and in a multicultural environment.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
- Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
- Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
- Previous experience writing and/or editing content for social media;
- Experience developing multimedia content for social media, including video production, graphic design and photo editing work using Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro or similar, Photoshop and in InDesign.
- Proficiency in English;
- Fluency in another official UN language, particularly French and/or Spanish, would be an asset.
- Intern will be given monthly stipend in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy, which applicants should become familiar with prior to signing an UNDP Internship Agreement Form . Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP Stipend.
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship;
- All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions;
- The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment within the UN System, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:
- Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme.
Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following documents:
- A copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
- A letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
- A copy of his/her school transcript;
- A letter of recommendation from a professor;
- A signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
- A Medical Certificate of Good Health.