Job Opening

Posting Title: Multimedia Partnerships Internship, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Department of Public Information
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 21 November 2017 - 25 May 2018
Job Opening Number: 17-Public Information-DPI-88381-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

The internship in the Partnerships Unit, News and Media Division, Department of Public Information, is for three (3) months, with an opportunity for extension to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the department. The Partnerships Unit is the marketing, promotion and distribution office for the products and services which NMD provides. This includes placement of UN Multimedia products on various media/new media platforms; production and dissemination of promotional materials for NMD products and services; presence at high-level events, conferences, local and international media markets; and analytical and statistical reports on usage of NMD products.

The internship is UNPAID and is full-time.

Interns work for five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Chief, Partnerships Unit.


The intern will work in a team-oriented environment in the area of marketing to conduct research on various topics for the use of marketing and promoting UN media products and services to world broadcasters with the objective of bringing more partnerships, especially in Arabic- French- and Spanish-speaking regions. He/She will provide assistance on various projects, from contributing ideas during an initial phase to putting those ideas into action, and following-up action plans.

The tasks assigned may include:
- Identifying and contacting potential media outlet clients for UN News and UNTV programmes with the aim of securing broadcast/dissemination partnerships;
- Researching and analyzing information on assigned topics/issues from diverse sources;
- Drafting letters, brochures and newsletters, and compiling promotional kits, lists of websites, etc.;
- Assisting in the identification of opportunities, activities and approaches for the promotion of UN media products and services, including conferences, markets, competitions and festivals;
- Researching and identifying opportunities for strategic partnerships to enlarge the audience for UN-produced media products, including video and radio stations and networks;
- Contributing to UN information campaigns, including the use of social media;
- Drafting survey questions; and
- Assisting in the organization of special events and screenings, etc.


Core Competencies:

-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

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


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 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 (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.

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 interact successfully 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 work experience for participation in the programme.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat, fluency in either one is required. Knowledge of another UN official language (Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish) is desirable.


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 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 (s).
- 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.

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


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