Internship - Social Media Team, Communications, Advocacy and Marketing

World Food Programme , Italy

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st May, 2021

Job Description

The Communications Division enhances the impact of WFP's mission and work, and WFP's reputation and image through efficient and effective internal and external communication. The Division strives to provide immediate access to the documents, guidelines and information needed to communicate our mission effectively to the world.

The Social Media Creative Intern will support the Content Strategist and Content Creator with creation, organization, and dissemination of multimedia assets for campaigns and social accounts (including Instagram, TikTok, Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook). She/he will support asset management and optimization of our content management system.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Content Strategist, the candidate will perform the following duties:

Content creation

  • YouTube and TikTok Series development, which includes assisting in ideation, storyboarding, and content creation;
  • Assist with still and multimedia graphics production on Canva;
  • Organize incoming global content and identify strong storylines particularly for video production;
  • Content creation for TikTok, Instagram Reels, and Instagram Stories based on market trends;
  • Research WFP articles, stories, and resources to develop into multimedia content.

Social media content management

  • Maintain and organize current content management systems in appropriate cloud-based accounts and libraries;
  • Upload finalized assets to the corporate content management system (Orange Logic);
  • Support with template management on our cloud-based video and graphics platforms;
  • Provide help in managing team content workflows.

Administrative and general social media support

  • Assist with YouTube platform management, which includes community management, uploads, and SEO optimization;
  • Provide multimedia technical support;
  • Complete other social media projects as assigned.


  • Currently enrolled with at least two years undergraduate studies completed, or recently graduated (within the past six months) in Marketing, Business Studies, Communications, Public Relations or other related fields.
  • University course attendance in the past 12 months;
  • Excellent command of English and working knowledge of a second UN language would be an asset;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).

Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:

  • Experience with Canva, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop;
  • In-depth understanding of content creation for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube;
  • Video editing experience, preferably with Adobe Premiere;
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment;
  • Excellent fluency in English, written and verbal;
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.

Working Languages

  • Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C). Another UN language would be an advantage.

Supervision(Level/Methods of Supervision)

  • Under the direct supervision of the Content Strategist, the incumbent will be provided with mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision. The Head of Digital (OIC) will be the second-level supervisor. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team.

Training components

  • Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, weLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.

Learning Elements

At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:

  • Acquire the necessary skills for developing videos, graphics and GIFs on Canva; learn how to create and manage a team on Wochit; edit text and graphics on Premiere.
  • Become knowledgeable on Orange Logic Content Management System; World Food Programme global development programmes; various social media editing tools.
  • Produce and create a package of content for upcoming UN priorities.

Information on the Country of Assignment

  • Living conditions in Rome, Italy
  • (Living conditions, security, health, etc)
  • The security situation in Italy remains in line with other European Countries. There are no specific threats against the UN in Italy. Considering the ongoing defeat of Daesh in the war territories, the trend in the short and mid-term will most likely continue to see the return of the militants to the countries of origins, including Italy. Insurrectional anarchism remains sufficiently organized on the Italian territory, as it has been present for many years. This movement could target the UN in the context of its anti-capitalism/anti-western narrative. 2) Whilst UN staff continue to be victims of minor crime such as street robbery and apartment break-ins, the infrequency of attacks and random nature of locations do not indicate that UN staff are at an elevated risk in comparison to residents or tourists in Italy. 3) Italy’s national territory is exposed to a broader range of natural hazards than any other European country. The vulnerability of its population and built environment is often severe and has in some cases been exacerbated by human activities.


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