United Nations News Centre Intern (English Unit), New York

Closing date: Friday, 8 July 2016

Department/ Office: Department of Public Information
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 10 May 2016-8 July 2016
Job Opening number: 16-PUB-DPI-60023-R-NEW YORK (O)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include
  • Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
  • Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
  • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
  • List your top three areas of interest.
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
  • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all education and past work experience, and IT skills.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
The internship is located in the News Services Section (English Language Unit) of the News and Media Division. The UN News Centre website is the main portal for accessing news on the Organization and the UN system as a whole. Available in all six official languages of the UN Secretariat, it features a range of services. The internship is for a minimum of two months, with the possibility of extension. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with experienced news professionals serving in the UN News Centre - including news-writers and editors, multimedia and video producers, and web developers.
Interns will be assigned to work with UN News Centre team members on news production - including daily news reporting, researching and creating multimedia feature stories and producing catchy news video products - for both the news portal and related social media platforms.