Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
Duty Station: OTHER
Posting Period: 01 October 2021 - 30 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Public Information-DGC-165052-J-Other (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship is in the Social Media Section, Communications Campaigns Service, Strategic Communications Division of the Department of Global Communications. The section is responsible for social media activities of the Department of Global Communications and the integration of social media platforms, including social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and YouTube, which are critical component of the Department's communications.

The internship is for three (3) months with an opportunity for extension up to six (6) months, depending on the needs of the Division and availability of the candidate.

The internship is unpaid and full-time.

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.

Le stage à la Section des médias sociaux à New York, au sein de la Division de la communication stratégique du Département de la communication globale.

La section est responsable des activités liées aux médias sociaux du département des communications mondiales et de l'intégration des plateformes de médias sociaux, notamment les outils de réseautage social tels que Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr et YouTube, qui sont des éléments essentiels des communications du département.

Le stage s’étend sur une période de trois (3) mois susceptible d’être prolongée jusqu'à six (6) mois, en fonction des besoins du Département.

Il s’agit d'un stage à temps plein et non rémunéré.

Les stagiaires travaillent cinq jours par semaine (35 heures), sous la supervision d’un fonctionnaire de leur Département ou Bureau d’affectation.


Within delegated authority, the public information intern may be responsible for the following duties:

- Research, compile, draft and edit basic information for use in the preparation and production of social media content, often under tight deadlines.
- Monitor and analyze statistics related to social media content.
- Gather social media content at special events (film screenings, concerts, exhibits, etc.).
- Assist in the creation of original content for social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and LinkedIn.
- Attend meetings as an observer.
- Manage meeting agendas and draft meeting notes.
- Assists with special projects as assigned.

Dans les limites des pouvoirs qui lui sont délégués, le(la) titulaire est susceptible de s’acquitter des fonctions ci-après :

- Rédiger pour les réseaux sociaux en effectuant des recherches, en déterminant les plateformes appropriées et le public cible, en élaborant des plans de production, en rédigeant des ébauches et en obtenant des autorisations ;
- Suivre, récolter et analyser les données provenant des comptes officiels des Nations Unies
- Promouvoir des événements en direct sur les réseaux sociaux (projections de films, concerts, expositions, etc.).
- Créer du contenu unique pour les plateformes telles qu'Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat et LinkedIn.
- Un intérêt démontré pour la photographie numérique.
- Expérience en conception graphique, ou connaissance de logiciels comme Canva, PowerPoint et/ou Adobe Photoshop serait un avantage.
- Assister aux réunions en tant qu'observateur.
- Créer des ordres du jour des réunions et rédiger des comptes rendus.
- Participer à la mise en œuvre des projets spéciaux, selon les besoins.


Client Orientation:
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.

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.

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.


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 higher); 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. 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Pour effectuer un stage dans le cadre du Programme de stage de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, les candidat(e)s doivent remplir les critères suivants :

1. Les candidat(s) doivent remplir l’un des critères suivants : (a) Poursuivre des études universitaires supérieures (du niveau de la maîtrise ou du doctorat). (b) Être inscrits en dernière année de premier cycle universitaire (niveau de la licence au moins ou équivalent).

2. Maîtriser l’outil informatique, notamment les logiciels et applications standard telles que Microsoft Word et Excel ou autres produits similaires.Témoigner un intérêt manifeste pour les activités des Nations Unies, et adhérer personnellement aux idéaux consacrés par la Charte. Aptitude démontrée à communiquer efficacement avec des personnes de cultures et de croyances différentes, notamment volonté de comprendre et de tolérer d’autres opinions et points de vue.

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 or French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the internship advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) or Portuguese, Kiswahili or Hindi is desirable.

L’Anglais et le Français sont les langues de travail du Secrétariat de l'Organisation des Nations Unies. La maîtrise de l’Anglais et du Français est requise pour le stage. La connaissance d’une autre langue officielle de l’Organisation (Arabe, Chinois, Français, Russe et Espagnol) ou Portugais, Kiswahili ou Hindi est souhaitable.


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 you will 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.
-Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your Personal History Profile, 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.

-Familiarity with and/or interest in taking digital photographs.
-Familiarity with Canva, PowerPoint, and/or Adobe Photoshop (or graphic design programmes) is desirable.

Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations.

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.

Interns will need to provide all necessary hardware (computer), software and internet connection to perform the internship remotely.

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 Interns will need to provide all necessary hardware (computer), software and internet connection to perform the internship remotely.
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. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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.

Un dossier de candidature en ligne (lettre de couverture et notice personnelle) est exigé. Les candidatures incomplètes ne seront pas examinées. La lettre de couverture doit comprendre :

-Le nom du diplôme que vous espérez obtenir pendant l’année en cours.
-La date du diplôme (date prévue d’obtention du diplôme ou date à laquelle le diplôme a été obtenu).
-Vos compétences en matière informatique et de programmes.
-Vos trois principaux centres d’intérêt.
-Les raisons pour lesquelles vous pensez être le meilleur candidat pour ce stage.
-Les raisons expliquant votre intérêt pour le Programme de stage de l’Organisation des Nations Unies.

Dans votre notice personnelle en ligne, veillez à mentionner toutes vos expériences professionnelles antérieures, vos vos compétences informatiques, ainsi que trois références.

En raison du nombre important de candidatures reçues, SEULS les candidats retenus seront contactés.

- Familiarité et/ou intérêt pour la prise de photographies numériques.
- Une connaissance de Canva, PowerPoint et/ou Adobe Photoshop (ou des programmes de conception graphique) est souhaitable.

Les candidats qui sont les enfants ou les frères et sœurs d'un membre du personnel ne peuvent pas faire le stage.

Dans le contexte de la pandémie COVID-19, les candidats peuvent être invités à effectuer le stage à distance en raison des contraintes liées à la délivrance des visas, aux voyages internationaux et à l'accès aux bureaux de l'ONU. Les candidats doivent être disposés et préparés à entreprendre le stage à distance pour une partie ou la totalité du stage.

Les stagiaires devront fournir tout le matériel (ordinateur), les logiciels et la connexion internet nécessaires pour effectuer le stage à distance.

Aux Nations Unies, la considération primordiale dans le recrutement et l’emploi du personnel est la nécessité d’assurer les normes les plus élevées d’efficacité, de compétence et d’intégrité, en tenant dûment compte de la diversité géographique. Toutes les décisions d’emploi sont prises en fonction des qualifications et des besoins organisationnels. Les Nations Unies sont déterminées à créer un environnement diversifié et inclusif de respect mutuel. Les Nations Unies recrutent et emploient du personnel indépendamment de l’identité de genre, de l’orientation sexuelle, de la race, des origines religieuses, culturelles et ethniques ou des handicaps. Des mesures d’adaptation raisonnables pour les demandeurs handicapés peuvent être fournies pour appuyer la participation au processus de recrutement lorsqu’elles sont demandées et indiquées dans la demande.

Les stagiaires ne sont pas rémunérés par l'Organisation. Les frais de voyage, de visa, de logement et de subsistance sont à la charge des stagiaires ou des établissements qui les parrainent. Pour les stages aux États-Unis d'Amérique, les stagiaires qui ne sont pas citoyens américains, résidents permanents ou qui ne se trouvent pas actuellement aux États-Unis, et qui ne sont pas titulaires d'un visa non-immigrant, devront obtenir un visa G-4. S'ils séjournent déjà aux États-Unis et sont titulaires d’un visa de non-immigrant autre qu’un visa G-4, les stagiaires devront s'assurer de disposer d’un visa valide et si nécessaire, d'une autorisation de travail, qui leur donne le droit d'effectuer le stage.

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.

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