This announcement broadcasts international internship assignments based in the Communications and Public Mobilization Section (CPMS) of the External Outreach Service (EOS). Established in 2013 the Service works to create synergies between the different external relations services in aim of maximizing the impact of their work. In particular, he Communications and Public Mobilization Section develops and implements strategies to improve general awareness of human rights issues and generates support for OHCHR’s work in the area of human rights. The Section comprises four thematic areas, namely: the Audio-visual Unit, Social Media Unit, the Editorial Unit and the Web Unit.
Daily responsibilities of Communications and Public Mobilization interns will depend on the individual's background, duties may include but are not limited to assisting in the implementation of public information strategies that aim to heighten general awareness of human rights issues and, in particular, within the the entity of assignment, intern may:
Editorial Unit - Attend specified meetings, panels and forums for purpose of writing feature stories; Search information related to field projects to develop feature stories; Produce/draft content for the website or special campaign websites; Assist in development of campaign materials; Help to set up and run events; Assist with branding material and initiatives; and Assist in the coordination of briefings.
Social Media Unit - Draft messages with differentiated narratives on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp/Telegram; Provide support for visual communications, such as photo search, factographs, infographics and live video; Create visual audits and design briefs for graphic designers; Monitor human rights news on social web; Encourage proper tagging or branding of United Nations Human Rights content on social/digital channels of mainstream media; and Actively expand the network of followers.
Audio-visual Unit - Assist in research for file footage and photographic material; Transcribe and archive video footage; and Support the unit in the development of all audiovisual material.
Please note that due to the covid-19 pandemic and resulting global travel restrictions, the assignment will only start once these restrictions have been lifted therefore, interested candidates are encouraged to indicate their latest date of availability to start their internship.
To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme applicants must, at the time of their submission, be enrolled in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme programme (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree); be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master's degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or have completed an aforementioned academic degree, preferably in the area of communication, journalism, international relations, public administration, international relations or a related field, AND, if selected, must commence the internship on the date indicated on the acceptance letter.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required, knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).
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