Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Public Information, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: United Nations Logistic Base
Duty Station: BRINDISI
Posting Period: 12 March 2018 - 10 April 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Public Information-UNLB-94296-J-Brindisi (O)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The duration of an UNGSC-UNLB internship is a minimum of two (2) months on a full time basis to a maximum of six months depending on particular needs of the receiving programme. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Director/ Chief of the respective Service.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time and are responsible for all expenses related to the internship. UNGSC-UNLB accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of service.

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.

The Internships (2 positions) are located in the FTS Infrastructure and Operations Section. It is for a period of three months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the office and availability of the candidate.
The UNGSC webpage can be accessed at


The selected interns will perform duties to include but are not limited to the following: with the guidance and tasking from key managers in the UNGSC Field Technology Service, Infrastructure and Operations Section, the intern will be involved in overall work and responsibilities of the IOS office, developing communication material. Specifically: A) Develop relationship with stakeholders through timely and accurate communications; B) Manage high volume of information from external sources; C) Create content, illustrations and layouts for reports, brochures, communication materials and other documents; D) Create multimedia content for the needs of UNGSC FTS IOS; E) Perform other office duties as required.


Communication: - Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; - Listen 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; - Demonstrate 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 partnership 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 clients.


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); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in journalism, communication, international relations or related field (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must 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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Familiarity with Graphic Design and Multimedia Production is an advantage.

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 United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.



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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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 At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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