Intern - Public Information

United Nations Department of Operational Support, New York, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st July, 2021

Job Description


The intern will assist the Human Security Unit in advancing its strategic objectives and workplan through strengthening communications and outreach activities, including the following:

Provide support in developing a public information workplan in line with the overall strategic objectives of the Unit and with the aim to raise visibility of human security and the work of the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS)

  • Develop a workplan for all Unit communications platforms and mediums, and to target key audiences including member States of the United Nations, the United Nations system entities, and the general public
  • Draft content for and update the Unit website
  • Draft social media posts, including twitter and Facebook, with the aim to expand the HSU's presence
  • Produce video content for a variety of uses from social media to events (applicants should have experience producing video content and be familiar with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects, or similar software)
  • Design and layout Unit informational materials, including programme summaries and newsletters
  • Regularly monitor communication platforms of key constituencies and compile news headlines from member States to inform the Unit's communication and outreach work

Assist staff in the organization and implementation of outreach events

  • Maintain an up-to-date list of contact addresses and publication distribution lists
  • Support in logistics and protocol for events
  • Assist in drafting concept notes, agendas, outreach materials and meeting summaries
  • Support in the preparation of presentations

Perform other work-related duties as required, including printing and preparation of documents, attending and summarizing conferences and meetings, and undertaking research.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year of graduation.

Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official
  • UN language is desirable.


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