INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION (Digital Support Unit) [Temporary]
New York City
Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship in the Digital Support Unit, Digital & Promotion Branch of News and Media Division (NMD), Department of Global Communications, is for a minimum of three (3) months, with an opportunity for extension to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the department and availability of the intern. The Digital Support Unit is responsible for the design, development, maintenance and overall support of several United Nations public websites managed by DGC.
The internship is unpaid and full-time and designed to be an in-person internship.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
The intern will work in a team-oriented environment to support the functions of the Unit. He/She will participate in various web-based projects including the Google Analytics and Tag Manager implementation, development/maintenance of websites, and will be responsible for one or more of the following duties:
- Conducting research on the web, compiling, and analyzing data on thematic issues and web technologies, and adapting content for the web.
- Assisting with Google Analytics 4 Tag Manager implementation, business intelligence dashboard creation and Big Data Query.
- Assisting with technical and content related maintenance of existing web sites in HTML, CSS or on the WordPress and/or Drupal platforms.
- Using multimedia communications and IT/web-related tools, such as PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Git, digital editing tools and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Weibo.
- Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
- Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
- Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
- Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
- Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
- Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
- Places team agenda before personal agenda
- Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
- Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
- Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view
- Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
- Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
- Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
- Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
- Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations New York Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1. Applicants must:
(a) be enrolled in, or have completed a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or
(b) be enrolled in or have completed the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent).
2. Be computer literate in standard word processing and spreadsheets software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.Languages
English or French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the internship advertised, fluency in English is required and knowledge of another official language of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.Assessment
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing
- Graduation Date (when will you be graduating from the programme)
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
- List your top three areas of interest/department preferences
- Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s)
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not United States citizens, permanent residents or not currently in the United States on a non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a G-4 visa. If already in the United States of America on another non-immigrant visa status other than G-4, interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization, allowing them to undertake the internship.
This job opening is generic and further notice about non-selections will not be issued due to the nature of the advertisement.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
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