Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan has been pivotal in maintaining and disseminating information about the UN in India and Bhutan. It reaches out to the media and educational institutions, engages in partnerships with governments, local civil society organizations and the private sector, and maintains the library and electronic information resources.
By translating information materials into local languages including Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, engaging opinion-makers and placing op-ed articles by senior UN officials in the national media, or organizing events to highlight issues or observances, UNIC acts as a vehicle through which the UN tells its story. UNIC also participates in observances of international days, years and decades. Commemorations take many forms and may include presentations involving national or local dignitaries, workshops, seminars, educational programmes, sporting events, and musical performances.
The Communications Support Internship is for three months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days (35-40 hours) per week under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.
1.The intern will support UNIC staff in implementing UN campaigns and events for the duration of the internship.
2.Support the UNIC team in generating content for the website and social media platforms.
3.Conduct research and background work for events and campaigns
4.Provide organizing and logistical support for events.
5.Assist the UNIC/UNRC joint communication team with events and campaigns.
6.Other daily responsibilities based on the needs and the individual’s background.
– Clear and effective verbal and written communication of policy issues;
– Listens to others, correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately;
– Asks questions for clarification and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
– Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
– Ability to design communications materials and promote on-line, especially for websites and social media.
– Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
– Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
– Willing to learn from others; places office agenda before personal agenda
– Knowledge in environmental and sustainability issues and communications especially in web site management and social media;
– Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks effectively and on time.
Applicants must at the time of application meet each of the following requirements:
a.He/she must be a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s programme, or have you completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a year of graduation;
b.Be computer literate in standard software application;
c.Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
d.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 work experience for participation in the programme. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN Language or an Asian language is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Your application (Cover note and Personal History Profile) for this internship must include:
a. Cover Note
b. A Completed online application (Personal History Profile) through the UN careers Portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
c. .List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in using, and explain why you are the best candidate for the internship and what you hope to gain from the internship.
d. A certified copy of degree certificate (if you have already graduated).
In your online Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT Skills, and three references.
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.