Intern for Communications Unit

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Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :18-Jun-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Six Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :Six Months


UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is an inter-governmental body that provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women's empowerment and gender equality at global, national, regional and sub-national levels. The UN Women Multi Country Office (MCO) covers India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.

The purpose of this internship is to provide support to the activities of the implementation of the programmes within the Communication unit of UN Women.

During the internship, the intern will observe and learn how to manage corporate communications with a large United Nations agency across India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. By observing how we produce communication collaterals, website and events, social media, manage campaigns and programmatic communications, the intern will get invaluable hands-on experience that will be useful for overall career growth.

The intern will learn how to write a wide range of communications products and platforms such as for websites, human interest stories, audio-visual films as well as brochures.

Finally, the intern will also learn about development, gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka. The intern will also learn about the functioning of the United Nations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Communications Analyst, the intern will be responsible for the following:

Editorial support to communicate the work and results of UN Women India MCO : Write, edit and proofread material for communication products and platforms including articles, e-newsletters, brochures, website, social media and photo databases.

  • Draft articles, e-newsletters, brochures and fact sheets;
  • Research information for articles and news stories for website;
  • Work with programme staff to develop articles and stories highlighting their activities and thereby increasing the visibility of UN Women’s programmatic work;
  • Conduct interviews of experts, policy makers and donors;
  • Profile projects from various thematic areas to be featured on websites and fact sheets;
  • Assist with the preparation of event/campaign reports;
  • Select photos, write captions and update UN Women’s photo archive on Flickr.

HeForShe campaign:

  • Assist with outreach to colleges and schools within Delhi, which includes communicating and coordinating with volunteers and UN Women youth ambassadors organizing HeForShe events;
  • Assist with reporting and photo archiving;
  • Assist with creation and production of HeForShe campaign products.

Media outreach : Support media outreach on UN Women India MCO and gender, this includes writing press releases, preparing media kits, tracking media stories, archiving cover.

  • Create and update media lists;
  • Track media coverage of UN Women activities;
  • Assist in the preparation of press releases and media kits for key events;
  • Update the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the media.

Documentation and research:

  • Document events, meetings and workshops on various gender issues and programmes;
  • Draft, prepare and finalize project and programme factsheets;
  • Prepare short ‘fast facts’ and policy briefs on gender in India;
  • Prepare fact sheets on research studies conducted by UN Women India MCO.


  • Demonstrated research and analytical capacity;
  • Excellent organizational, inter-personal, communication and administrative skills;
  • Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently, with minimum supervision;
  • Able to work effectively in a team and in an international environment;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty;
  • Commitment to UN WOMEN’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrolled in Masters’ programme preferably in Journalism or Communications. 


  • Demonstrated experience, part or full-time, paid or volunteer in either journalism or institutional communications and experience with media outreach, advocacy or public relations;
  • Familiarity with gender equality/ women’s issues.


  • Fluency in English;
  • Excellent writing skills in English;
  • Knowledge of language of the duty station would be considered an advantage.


  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UN WOMEN;
  • The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel to and accommodation at the duty station (i.e. New Delhi, India);
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out (i.e. New Delhi, India);
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for a motivational interview that will take place on an ongoing basis;
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UN WOMEN but to complement an intern’s studies; therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.


  • Please submit your Resume/CV and an application using the UN WOMEN Internship Application form.
  • Interested applicants should share the CV and a Cover Letter with statement of purpose on why they feel they are fit for the position.
  • 2 writing samples (ideally demonstrating an understanding of women’s issues).
  • 2 letters of recommendation (if short-listed, these must be provided before the interview).
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document.
  • Applications received after the close date will not be accepted.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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