Internship - Graphic Design (Internal Communications)

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Application Deadline :17-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
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Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.

The UN Women Strategic Partnership Division (SPD) is responsible for proactively driving the strategic positioning of UN Women and ensure that the size, sources and predictability of its resources help the organization achieve its strategic goals.  The division is organized into three functional clusters: Resource Mobilization, Private Sector, and Communications & Advocacy.

The Strategic Partnership Division seeks to enlist a Graphic Design Intern (internal communications) to support the work of the Directorate. S/he will assist the Director to produce presentations in pdf format by translating corporate and fundraising ideas and strategic concepts into attractive diagrams, charts and graphs, whiteboard animation, illustrations and icon- and/or photo-based graphics. These presentations will be used for pitching ideas internally among UN Women colleagues and to external stakeholders, such as donors.

This internship offers opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real organizational problems and impact women and girls everywhere. The internship embeds a learning plan which is agreed up front along with a work plan and both from the internship experience.   

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Director, the graphic design intern will be responsible for the following:

Support the Director in making internal presentations by:

  • Analyzing data for translation into charts, graphs, diagrams and infographics.
  • Translating corporate, strategic and fundraising concepts into easy-to-understand and visually appealing graphics, including data visualization, infographics, whiteboard animation, illustrations or graphics.
  • Re-adapting existing information products (e.g. charts, graphs, infographics, visual information assets) for use in internal documents and presentations catered towards UN Women staff and external stakeholders, such as donors.



Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:

Demonstrates an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Ethics and Values:

Demonstrates / Safeguards Ethics and Integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring.

Self-development, initiative-taking.

Working in Teams:

Team player and facilitates team work.

Communicating Information and Ideas:

Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team, communicates effectively. 

Self-management and Emotional intelligence:

Creating synergies through self-control. Conflict Management / Negotiates and Resolves Disagreement.

Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:

Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience

  • BA or MA in visual communication, graphic design or similar
  • Must be enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor or Master's degree or be a recent graduate (meaning in the last 12 months).
  • Fluent in English; Spanish and/or French are a plus.
  • Experience in graphic design, information design, white board animation and/or illustration
  • Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
  • Curiosity for testing new ideas
  • An eye for detail and latest visual design standards
  • Familiar with the United Nations
  • Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities

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