Intern – Communications and social media

Post Title: Intern – Communications and social media Duration: 6 months, starting end-March 2020 Deadline for applications: 15 March 2020 Duty Station: Turin, Italy Organizational unit: Remuneration: UNSSC Directorate Remuneration: 450€ per month BACKGROUND: Communications are critical for advancing UNSSC’s mission and raising its profile among UN staff and, increasingly, beyond the UN. Communications should aim to position the UN System Staff College as the learning organization for the UN system (and beyond) and help boost the number of UN staff taking part in UNSSC courses. Staff within the UN system – and increasingly outside the UN system – need to know that UNSSC is a leading provider of learning and knowledge on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, on peace and security issues, and on leadership and management. Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook can help position the Staff College’s offerings and expand enrollment in UNSSC’s learning programmes and tailored solutions. A brand refresh, a website revamp, and several digital campaigns are planned for the months ahead. All require communications support. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The selected intern will apply her/his skills in the field of communications and will report to the Communications and Outreach Officer. S/he will gain understanding of the UN’s work in general, and in the area of communications, in particular. Specifically, the intern will be responsible for the following activities:
  • Updating social media platforms regularly with platform-specific content;
  • Drafting communication materials including mailers, newsletters and web content;
  • Supporting the execution of communication campaigns, events and other outreach activities;
  • Assisting in drafting press releases, speeches and articles;
  • Assisting with research, provide substantive and administrative assistance as required and perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • Education: Applicants can be considered if they meet one of the following: Are enrolled in a Master's or in a Ph.D. programme; or are enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or are within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme. in the field of communications, public relations, languages, journalism or equivalent.
  • Experience: Previous work experience is not required, however experience in the field of communications and public relations and experience working with professional social media platforms are considered an asset. Knowledge of the UN is an advantage.
  • Language competencies: Excellent command of written and spoken English required. Knowledge of Italian is preferable.
  • Computer skills: Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Other skills and competencies: 1. Ability to learn and act in a fast-paced environment. 2. Ability to work effectively as part of a team. 3. High motivation to learn and grow professionally. 4. Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
HOW TO APPLY: Eligible candidates interested in doing an internship at the United Nations System Staff College must submit in English:
  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae (resume);
  • A motivation letter, specifying why you would like to be considered for this internship;
  • For applicants who are currently enrolled in a degree programme, an endorsement from their University or Sponsoring Institution is required;
  • Applications should be submitted by e-mail to: recruitment@unssc.org
  • Please indicate in the subject “Application for Internship vacancy announcement 002".
IMPORTANT: Interns are responsible for making travel and accommodation arrangements and for obtaining the necessary visa for entering Italy or the country of any other duty station to which they have been assigned. UNSSC will facilitate the process of obtaining entry visas for countries of assignment. The intern is responsible for ensuring that he/she has all the prescribed vaccinations for travel to the assigned duty station. Interns are also responsible to obtain medical insurance coverage in accordance with the requirements for entering Italy or the country of any other duty station to which they have been assigned. The cost of travel, visa, accommodation, vaccines, health insurance and living expenses are the responsibility of interns. Before the beginning of the assignment, the selected intern shall also provide UNSSC with a self-certification of good health. More information can be found at:  Download (154.23 KB) Candidates 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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