The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.

In most cultures, volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.

In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Devoirs et responsabilités

  1. Support in designing and maintaining a social-media approach for the UNV/Nepal Office, and under technical/managerial supervision, contribute on behalf of UNV/Nepal to social-media channels;
  2. Support in maintaining a database of stories, pictures, articles that can serve as background or contributions for communication activities/products;
  3. Support in strategizing and implementing best ways forward to highlight the work/s being done by UNVs in Nepal,
  4. Support in archiving the work done by the UNVs for potential photo/story opportunities,
  5. Support in liaising with the media in Nepal on volunteer-related issues and achievements and on the work of UNV and its activities at country level. This may entail the organization of, or participation in events like seminars, workshops, conferences, press conferences, etc;
  6. Support in documenting and circulating volunteer related major national print and online media news to staff members as appropriate;
  7. Support in liaising with, and assist, associated Ministries, the United Nations, and other partners, to disseminate information about volunteer-related events, activities, issues, etc.,
  8. Support in assisting team with the preparation of meeting minutes, technical pamphlets, booklets and articles as requested;
  9. Support in ensuring that all communication materials produced by UNV/Nepal meet the highest standards of quality
  10. Keep UNV/Nepal staff informed on news items concerning UNV, such as UNV public information policies, strategies and activities, volunteer-related news stories etc.;
  11. Support the overall management of UNV/Nepal website, and coordinate with the web team and technical teams to ensure the content of the UNV/Nepal website is up to date and is appropriately linked to partners’ webpages;
  12. Provide coordination and management of Agency events.
  13. Coordinate with universities for identifying volunteers and make the database of volunteers who worked with us.
  14. Provide admin and logistic support to the team. Archive the files and support in office file management. Support in providing orientation to the new UNVs.
  15. Any other relevant task as assigned by supervisors.




Teamwork and respect for diversity

Commitment to continuous learning

Planning and organizing



Qualifications et expériences requises

Intern must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • 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.
  • Education in the area of Journalism, Mass Communication will be desired.

Further, applicants will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in communication and coordination;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions.

Financial Arrangements:

  • UNV does not pay for internships. The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the intern or his/her nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students. The intern will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.;
  • Further Career Opportunities: The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNV but to complement an intern's studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNV or elsewhere in the United Nations system.
  • The successful applicant will subsequently require health insurance coverage. UNV accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. As interns are not covered under any insurance, including MAIP, they should not travel to hazardous locations in the course of their internship with UNV. Successful applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work. It must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship which requires transportation to the Home Country or Country of Residence for further treatment; results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the Home Country, or Country of Residence.
  • Before being offered an internship position, the selected candidate will have to provide the following additional documents:
    • A Medical Certificate of Good Health from a recognized physician. If the intern is expected to travel outside the country of their residence, other than to Europe and North America, the physician must indicate whether he/she is fit to travel and has had the required inoculations for the country or countries to which the intern is to travel.