Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION
Department/Office: Department of Public Information
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 18 October 2017 - 19 November 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Public Information-DPI-87422-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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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
-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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Development Section of the Strategic Communications Division, and is for a period of two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months pending on the needs of the department.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Chief of the Section.

Responsibilities

This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with experienced information professionals.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

Assisting with media outreach, and organization of press conferences for communications campaigns support on priority development issues, updating media lists, writing for and updating of websites and social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr), and media monitoring.

Knowledge in digital multimedia presentation using software applications such as Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator is desirable.

Competencies

Core Competencies:
Communication:
-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

Teamwork:
-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

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

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations New York Headquarters Internship
Programme, Department of Public Information, the following conditions must be met:

1. Applicants must: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme in journalism,
communication, media studies, filmmaking, international relations or related field (second
university degree or equivalent, or higher); or (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a
first university degree programme in journalism, communication, media studies, filmmaking,
international relations or related field (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or (c) have
graduated with a university degree in journalism, communication, media studies, filmmaking,
international relations or related field (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must
commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
2. Be computer literate in standard word processing and spreadsheets software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar.
3. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
4. 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.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional experience for participation in the programme.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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