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Intern - Information Management , I

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Temporary

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Job Summary

EducationTo qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
• Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
• Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
• Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation from an academic programme.
Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted. The University degree must be preferably in the area of communication, journalism, international relations or in a related field.
Work ExperienceNo working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.Applicants to the UN internship programme are not required to have professional work experience.
However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required. Explain how your experience meets this criterion using examples.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French or Portuguese is desirable.

Responsibilities

ResponsibilitiesIn general, the intern will support OCHA in fulfilling its mission to coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors; advocate the rights of people in need; promote preparedness and prevention; and facilitate sustainable solutions. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and will be related to public information, communications and reporting, where s/he will become familiar with international humanitarian emergency response mechanisms. Duties may include but are not limited to:
• Assisting in the collection of information, including news articles, on humanitarian issues in the region;
• Assisting with the production of information products on priority issues and/or major events;
• Assisting with the drafting of reports aimed at specific audiences, including internal and public reports; participating in the creation of content (messages, campaigns) for social media platforms;
• Performing other tasks requested by the supervisor.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: one month
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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