Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 01 October 2019 - 29 December 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Public Information-UNOG-124266-J-Geneva (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

These internships are located in the Production and Support Service (PSS), Division of Conference Management (DCM), United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG).

The Production and Support Service produces a wide range of communication products, including the printed publications, ePubs, interactive products for touch screens, videos, audio pieces, data visualization and infographics, brochures, booklets, posters, webpages, social media content, and other outreach material in support of UNOG and its clients. The Service's design work received a gold medal for the 2016 UNOG Annual Report. The Service is also coordinating a full upgrade of UNOG's website, including technical and design aspects.

These internships are proposed for a period of 2 months and may be extended, up to a maximum period of 6 months within the posting period.

These internships are not paid and are on a full-time basis (five days per week).


The intern will be requested to provide support to the ongoing work of the Production and Support Service, and to multimedia version of the UNOG Annual Report for 2019 and the UNOG website in particular.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Supports the strengthening of the UNOG website as a knowledge hub, including collecting relevant inputs from substantive experts and other content providers.
- Assists with the preparation, editing and graphic design of various written documents, e.g. reports, partners' inputs, news items, web banners etc.
- Supports the design of knowledge products (factsheets, brochures, infographics or video material).
- Contributes to brainstorming and develop creative storytelling, infographics, videos to highlight the contribution of UNOG in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and UNOG's key themes: Peace, Rights and Well-being.
- Assists in creation of content and identify relevant material to be posted on social media channels to raise the profile of UNOG's activities.
- Sets-up, produce and edit audio recordings and video interviews.
- Shoots and edit still photographs for various events at UN Geneva.
- Supports other activities and projects as requested.


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.

Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

- Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or (b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) Have graduated with a university degree 8as defined above) and, if selected, much commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
- Be computer literate in standard software applications;
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

The University degree must be in the area of Media and/or Communications, Graphic Design and/or Multimedia Arts, journalism, marketing, public relations, international studies or a related field.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience.

Are you a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Mater’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have you completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a year of graduation?
Will you be able to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, health insurance and other living expenses for the duration of the internship?
Are any of your siblings, children or parents employed by the United Nations Secretariat?
Is your field of study closely related to the type of internship you are applying for?


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of an additional United Nations official language is an asset (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).



Special Notice

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/have graduating/graduated from the programme?).
- IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- Top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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