Deadline: 31 December 2019

The Information Service of the United Nations Office at Geneva internship is for a period of three to six months depending on the needs of the service.
The internship is unpaid and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of the Chief of the Press and External Relations Section and the Press Officer in charge of social media and outreach, within the Information Service.


Under the primary guidance of the Chief of the Press External Relations Section, and with the support of the Press Officer working on social media and outreach, the Outreach Intern’s duties will include the following:

Contribute to the organization of commemorative events, such as the Holocaust Remembrance Day, the World Press Freedom Day, the Peacekeepers Day, and the Day to Eradicate Extreme Poverty;

Assist with the organization of regular Ciné-ONU movie screenings and discussions, by researching topics, establishing contacts with producers, liaising with partners, providing logistical support, etc; Help organize information programmes for visiting groups (mostly students) by liaising with United Nations officials and groups of students, diplomats and NGOs, helping with administrative arrangements and escorting groups visiting the Palais des Nations;

Contribute to the organization of quarterly Mix & Mash events, in cooperation with and under the guidance of the Associate Public Information Officer;

Contribute to the daily media monitoring of Swiss newspapers (in French, German, Italian and English), with other UNIS interns;

Attend biweekly press briefings with other UNIS interns; draft at least two press briefing summaries and receive feedback;

Attend at least two full-day meetings of human rights treaty bodies or the Human Rights Council; draft at least two press releases and receive feedback;

Write short articles for publication on iSeek, the UN’s intranet, as requested;
Contribute to the gathering and creation of social media materials for @UNGeneva Twitter, Facebook and Instagram platforms, and help the Social Media Intern as needed, for example, during live coverage of major events;

Perform administrative tasks such as updating calendar of meetings, drafting letters, translating emails, letters and documents, filing, etc.

Carry out other tasks as requested by the United Nations Information Service.

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