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Internship - Social Media Vertical Video Creator


  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Italy
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Marketing (Digital, Advertisement, Brand, Promotion)
  • Closing Date: 2022-09-01


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.



Internship - Social Media Vertical Video Creator 

Communications, Advocacy and Marketing, CAM

Headquarters – Rome, Italy


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.  We are currently seeking to fill an intern position in the Digital Team of the Communications, Advocacy and Marketing Division, based in Rome, Italy.



This is a full-time internship with WFP’s Global Social Media team. The objective of the internship is to boost the team’s vertical video production. The ideal candidate has a deep, hands-on understanding of social media platforms and knows the value of fresh, relevant, engaging social media content. He/She/They will monitor and report on emerging trends and edit and produce high-quality vertical social media videos for Instagram Reels and TikTok.



  • Title of Post: Internship - Social Media Vertical Video Creator
  • Supervisor: Social Media Community Manager
  • Unit: Communications Advocacy and Marketing, CAM
  • Country:  Italy
  • Duty Station: HQ, Rome
  • Duration of internship: This is a full-time internship for a minimum of 6 months; candidates who can commit to 8 months will be given priority.
  • Expected Start Date: September 2022



Under the direct supervision of the Social Media Community Manager, the candidate will perform the following duties:

  • Support the Social Media Community Manager in growing our following on vertical video platforms, such as TikTok and Instagram reels;
  • Regularly edit and produce social media video content for TikTok and Instagram Reels using mobile and in-platform editing tools and techniques;Monitor social media content trends to help WFP join meaningful conversation and create opportunities to go viral;
  • Identify key brand-building moments to engage audiences and create authentic and positive interaction with WFP’s social media followers;
  • Monitor TikTok comments and mentions regularly in order to build interactions by responding to comments, stitching and duetting relevant videos;
  • Understand social media metrics and provide actionable insights on viral videos;
  • Support the Social Media Community Manager in building a vertical video content library.



  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme from a recognized university OR recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university;
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months.
  • Proficient in English. Professional writing skills in English is necessary;
  • Active presence on and understanding of TikTok and Instagram reels;
  • Proven video editing skills and ability to work with video editing tools;
  • Deep understanding of social media platforms, trends and content best practices.



  • Keen eye for stunning, impactful visual assets;
  • Ability to think creatively and present complex info in a simple manner;
  • Able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Organized, proactive and able to work independently;
  • Sincerely passionate about information, communication, technology and making a difference;
  • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the World Food Programme.



Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C).



Under the direct supervision of the Social Media Community Manager, the incumbent will be provided with mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision. The Global Social Media Manager will be the second-level supervisor. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team.



Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, weLearn.  Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.



At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:

  • Manage the fastest-growth social media platforms for the world’s largest humanitarian agency;
  • Participate in the content ideation and content production process, working closely with other content creators at WFP;
  • Understand social media performance metrics and how to feed actionable insights back into the content production loop;
  • Work as part of a multicultural, diverse team managing WFP’s largest online communications channels;
  • Understand core narratives and key thematic areas of WFP’s work.



  • Living conditions in Rome, Italy

(Living conditions, security, health, etc)

The security situation in Italy remains in line with other European Countries. There are no specific threats against the UN in Italy. Considering the ongoing defeat of Daesh in the war territories, the trend in the short and mid-term will most likely continue to see the return of the militants to the countries of origins, including Italy. Insurrectional anarchism remains sufficiently organized on the Italian territory, as it has been present for many years. This movement could target the UN in the context of its anti-capitalism/anti-western narrative. 2) Whilst UN staff continue to be victims of minor crime such as street robbery and apartment break-ins, the infrequency of attacks and random nature of locations do not indicate that UN staff are at an elevated risk in comparison to residents or tourists in Italy. 3) Italy’s national territory is exposed to a broader range of natural hazards than any other European country. The vulnerability of its population and built environment is often severe and has in some cases been exacerbated by human activities. 



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  • Closing Date: 31 August 2022



  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education.
  • Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.



These are the common standards of behaviour that guide HOW we work together to accomplish our mission.

Leads by Example with Integrity

Drives Results and Delivers on Commitments

Fosters Inclusive and Collaborative Teamwork

Applies Strategic Thinking

Builds and Maintains Sustainable Partnerships

Lives the WFP values and shows humanity and integrity by role modelling care for others

Delivers on commitments and adapts readily to change

Is inclusive and collaborative, and contributes to a culture of learning and personal growth

Demonstrates commitment to gather perspectives, analyse options and risks, and propose new ways of doing things

Builds and nurtures external partnerships and collaborates with partners to deliver common objectives


Different expectations of behaviour are defined depending on your grade and role/responsibilities within WFP.

All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications.  WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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.


Saving Lives

Changing Lives



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