Internship - Communications

World Food Programme, Panama

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st March, 2019

Job Description

Organizational Context

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. About 13,500 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. WFP is part of the United Nations system.

The intern will work in the Regional Bureau of World Food Programme located in Panama. Internships with WFP provide an opportunity for the students to gain experience of the United Nations and more particularly of the World Food Programme. It also provides an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience working in an international professional environment and provides exposure to a truly global humanitarian organisation.

Job Purpose:

As the Communications Intern, you will be under the overall supervision of the Head of Finance and Administration Unit. You will be expected to learn communications activities carried out by the Finance and Administration areas in the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBP), and apply the knowledge supporting the referred unit with general tasks.

Key Responsibilities:

You will support the unit with general tasks that include:

  • Produce graphic materials for the activities in Administration and Finance Units;
  • Produce and edit photographic/video material;
  • Produce the graphic design of brochures, reports and other documentation;
  • Assist in the planning and execution of the Finance and Administration Unit communication campaigns;
  • Produce stories on the activities carried by Finance and Administration in RBP;
  • Assist in the production of the Finance and Administration Unit weekly newsletter;
  • Disseminate contents related to the referred areas throughout the Country Offices of the region;
  • Perform other related duties as required, depending on the knowledge and training received.
  • Liaise with Corporate WFP Communications for internal and external communication needs to ensure alignment with corporate communication best practices.
  • Prepare scripts, messages/key messaging, speeches, presentation slides and other communications material to assist management with internal and external meetings, secure buy in and to ensure concise, strategic and accurate messaging is aligned with Finance and Administration rules when appropriate;
  • Ensure all-inclusive and engaging approach and communications best practices and regional lessons learned are utilized
  • Successfully onboard, manage and build the capacity of a Communications intern to support in the above listed activities & deliverables

Standard Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: You must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme from a recognized university in one of the following areas: Communications, Design, and other related areas. The intern must have attended courses in the last 12 months and have completed at least two years undergraduate studies. Recently graduates (6 months after graduation).
  • Language: Fluency in English and Spanish (oral and written communication).


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