Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Unpaid Internship - Promotions and Communication


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.
 
INTERNSHIP:  2015/BDT-17
Date of Issue:
Internships
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Unpaid Internship - Promotions and Communication Intern
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 18 November 2015 Duration of Contract:  6 months (Min. 1 month, Max. 3 to 6 months) Jan - June 2016  
Type of Appointment: InternshipDuty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
 
Organ:
The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector of the Union (the Union has three functional sectors: Standardization, Radiocommunication and Development) which deals mainly with development policies, strategies, programming, as well as technical cooperation activities (expert missions, training programmes, field projects, seminars, etc.).
Main Tasks and Responsibilities of the Internship
The objective of the BDT Communications and Promotion Service is to design and implement communication strategies to promote the work of BDT. In 2016 the Communications and Promotion Service will start to develop products in preparation for the Regional Preparatory Meetings (RPMs) and the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-2017).

The Communications and Promotion intern will gain professional experience in communications and promotion by:

  • Assisting the Communications and Promotion team in implementing the communications strategy of the ITU Telecommunications Development Bureau (BDT) using new and traditional media;
  • Assisting the Communications and Promotion team in drafting communications products, such as press releases, web stories, information notes, fact sheets, newsletters, and blogs;
  • Proactively scrutinizing news and press briefings on a daily basis and carrying out desk research on all political, economic and financial issues related to information technologies and helping prepare media monitoring reports 
  • Taking on other special projects as assigned.
  • Qualifications required
    Education:
    University degree in journalism, communications or public relations.
    Languages:
    Knowledge of one of the UN six official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish)
    Competencies:
    Good writing and reporting skills
    Knowledge of social media
    Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and to meet tight deadlines
    Additional Information:
    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.

  • 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.

  • For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following link
    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration

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