ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Date of Issue: 17 November 2020
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Unpaid Internship – Communications Intern (Graphic Designer)
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 1 December 2020
Duration of Contract: 6 months
Type of Appointment: Internship
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) of the Union which deals mainly with ICT-focused development policies, strategies and programmes, as well as technical cooperation activities, to promote digital inclusion and drive digital transformation at community, country and regional levels. To effectively and efficiently serve the needs of ITU members, BDT is organized into four functional areas:
- Office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department
- Partnerships for Digital Development Department
- Digital Networks & Society Department
- Digital Knowledge Hub Department
Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Internship
Under the supervision of the Head of the Communications and Promotion Service, the intern will:
- Support the development of communications products such as brochures, infographics, factsheets, multi-media assets etc..
- Transform technical content into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-read visuals.
- Produce graphics for online platforms, including social media.
- Produce motion graphics.
- Deliver strong, convincing designs on the work of the ITU development thematic priorities.
- Knowledge of social media/marketing.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
University degree in communications, marketing, graphic design.
No work experience required.
English required and knowledge of another UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) would be an advantage.
The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector of the Union which deals mainly with development policies, strategies, programming, as well as technical cooperation activities.
The internship provides practical educational experience and an opportunity to work in a multicultural, intergovernmental organization. Under supervision, interns are assigned projects and tasks that are relevant to their educational background and interests and provide them with the opportunity to apply and further develop their knowledge and experience.
This internship will be conducted remotely.
Please note that a non-remunerated Internship position at ITU does not carry the same conditions of employment as a Short-term or a Fixed-term position. Mandatory Medical Insurance, travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or sponsoring institutions.
Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.
For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following link
Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration
ITU is a smoke-free environmentCandidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position
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