Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN – Video Production & Data Analytics, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs-Department of Peace Operations-Shared Structure
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 04 February 2021 - 18 February 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Documentation and Information -DPPA-DPO-SS-148861-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Information Management Unit, Department of Peacebuilding and Political Affairs (DPPA) and Department of Peace Operations (DPO), in coordination with the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT). Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Officer in the ODCSS, the incumbent reports directly to the Chief, DPPA-DPO Information Management Unit.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours), with supervision and support of a staff member. Due to COVID-19, this internship will take place remotely. We also consider part-time internships. The internship period is for a minimum of two (2) months and a maximum of six (6) months, dependent on the needs of the Unit and preference of the candidate.


Our interns work as full members of our team, pursue projects that are designed to make a significant difference in the whole department, and have opportunities to learn about the United Nations overall. This opportunity is designed for an intern interested in gaining professional, hands-on experience in multimedia functions, particularly video and social media projects. Experience in Political Affairs, Human Rights or Humanitarian and experience working with clients using a user-centric design process are strongly encouraged.

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief, DPPA-DPO Information Management Unit, the intern will assist with post-production audio and video editing in creating videos and other multimedia projects. Basic functions include editing raw video footage to create full-length videos of virtual meetings and seminars and creating short, promotional clips. The intern will also support live-coverage events, prepare internal summaries and reports to support internal and external presentations, assist in organizing virtual meetings, and identify needs and build internal capacity on virtual conferences. Interns may also be requested to perform other ad hoc duties to support the day-to-day work of the Unit. Experience in Web Analytics and Data Visualization to conduct analysis of web activities and develop mechanisms to track the performance and usage of data-driven reports/dashboards would be considered an asset.



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

Planning and Organizing

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies

Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required

Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work

Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning

Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary

Uses time efficiently

Technological Awareness

Keeps abreast of available technology

Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office

Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks

Shows willingness to learn new technology


We are open to a broad range of educational backgrounds. Typically, our interns are pursuing studies in the following areas: Communications, Media Studies, Journalism, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Information Systems / Technology, Economics, Machine Learning, Data Visualization and Analytics, Web Analytics, Graphic Design, Web Design, User Interface Design, Human-computer Interaction, Digital Marketing or a relevant field.

Work Experience

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.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.


Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:

- Degree Programme (what are you currently studying)

- Graduation Date (when will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme)

- List the video production and editing programmes, IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in

- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, video production and IT skills, and three references. Please provide concrete examples of times you edited raw video footage and provide a links to any examples or a portfolio, if applicable.

In the context of COVID-19, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for the entirely of the internship.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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.

No Fee


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