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Communications Campaign Intern
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bonn, GERMANY|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 - 6 Months|
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is active in around 130 countries every year. With Field Presences in over 80 countries, UNV is represented worldwide. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany with five regional offices. In 2017, 6,501 UN Volunteers from over 100 different professions served with 35 United Nations
partners on the ground worldwide. The number of UN Online Volunteers increased to 17,893, with 23,000 assignments providing flexible solutions to 38 United Nations partners and 2,200 non-governmental organizations. Of all UN Volunteers, 83 per cent came from the Global South.
The External Relations and Communications Section (ERCS) builds and nurtures corporate donor relations, strategically leads the donor resource mobilization platform and conducts coherent communications efforts to highlight the value of volunteerism for peace and development and the contributions of UNV and UN Volunteers. ERCS leads and manages UNV’s corporate strategic partnership relations and alliances with Member States, intergovernmental, non-governmental organizations, financial institutions, civil society, academia, media, and the private sector to promote UNV’s mandate and initiatives, raise awareness and stimulate action to advance UNV’s global agenda and resource mobilization. With a view to promoting and advancing public understanding, ERCS leads the development of advocacy, information and promotional materials publications, websites, social media networks and other innovative means of communication.
The intern (Communications Campaign Intern) will have the opportunity to learn about the International Volunteer Day for Social and Economic Development (IVD), mandated by the UN General Assembly to be celebrated each year on 5 December, and about the role of UNV as the UN agency mandated to support and promote IVD celebrations worldwide. The intern will be able to contribute to the success of UNV’s IVD 2018 online campaign by helping in the campaign preparation and implementation.
This internship is a perfect fit for a student of communications, journalism, public relations, marketing, political science or international development, looking to expand her/his career in the field of corporate communications.
General Terms and Conditions
We highly encourage women and individuals originating from the Global South to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of the Communications Specialist, P4, the incumbent is expected to contribute to:
Learning opportunities for the intern
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to UNV internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.