United Nations Graduate Internship Program 2024

United Nations Graduate Internship Program 2024

Applications are now open for the United Nations Graduate Internship Program 2024

The United Nations is an international organization founded in 1945. It is currently made up of 193 Member States. The mission and work of the United Nations are guided by the purposes and principles contained in its founding Charter.

Under equality, governance, food production, and more. The UN also provides a forum for its members to express their views in the General Assembly, the Security Council, the Economic and Social Council, and other bodies and committees.

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Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the United Nations Graduate Internship Program 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The United Nations Information Centers (UNICs) belong to the Information Centres Services (ICS), Campaigns and Country Operations (CCOD) of the Department of Global Communication (DGC). The UNICs are the principal sources of information about the United Nations system in the countries where they are located.
  • They are also responsible for promoting greater public understanding of, and support the aims and activities of, the United Nations by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to people everywhere, especially in developing countries.
  • The Department of Global Communications internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the department and availability of intern.
  • 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. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
  • Duties may include, but are not limited to: • Monitor the media for news stories of interest to the UN and assist to prepare press bulletin;
  • Assist in public information projects of UNIC, UN Communication Group and the UN Country Team;
  • Assist in producing social media plans and campaigns, as well as explore more potential online initiatives to raise visibility of UN works;
  • Assist UNIC in maintaining its social media channels;
  • Conduct research, survey; and draft and/or update on-line content for the UN Digital Library in Abuja, project dashboard, inquiries, the UN website and social media, with guidance from subject matter experts and relevant substantive focal points;
  • Assist in the organization and execution of events to mark UN days observances, press conferences, media launches, campaigns, educational outreach or exhibitions;
  • Help design various information materials, including publication covers, presentation templates, flyers, infographics and social media visuals;
  • Help take photos of events, when required and provide assistance in managing the photo library;
  • Provide assistance in shooting and editing film videos, mix sound and slideshows, if required;
  • Provide general office support (e.g. processing correspondence, maintaining files, records, and/or contact directory/databases, organizing meetings, taking meeting minutes, etc.);
  • Perform other related administrative duties, as required.

Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Qualifications / Special Skills

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Applicants are not required to have professional experience for participation in the programme.

Documents Needed for United Nations Graduate Internship Program 2024

  • 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 past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Note: Due to the high volume of applications received ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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