INTERN – Media (French) , United Nations Headquarters – Geneva

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JOB DETAIL

Work Location
Geneva
Expected duration
6 months

Responsibilities:

The internship is located in the Press and External Relations Section of the Information Service, Department of Global Communications (DGC), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG). The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Geneva is the voice of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Through the media and its own news and information products, UNIS keeps the world informed about Geneva’s unique role in multilateralism, diplomacy, and international relations. It fosters a dialogue with key audiences, especially youth, through a range of outreach activities. UNIS conveys the official position of the United Nations on matters in the news through press conferences and briefings, official statements, interviews, podcasts, social media, and outreach events. It provides both breaking news and in-depth material to international print and audiovisual media and serves the needs of close to 200 correspondents from the world’s major news agencies and foreign media outlets permanently accredited to the United Nations in Geneva. Under the primary supervision of the Associate Public Information Officer (French), the French Media Intern’s duties will include the following: – Contribute to the preparation of the weekly French-language podcast ONU Info Genève by identifying and contacting potential guests, helping with the interviews and the overall production and promotion of the podcast; – Help with the creation and curation of content for @ONUGeneve Twitter (in French), and contribute to other social media accounts: @UNGeneva Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram (in English); – Contribute to the daily media monitoring of Swiss newspapers (in French, German, Italian, and English), together with other UNIS interns; – Attend biweekly press briefings; contribute to the preparation of summaries as needed; draft summaries of the press briefing (in English); – Attend meetings of human rights treaty bodies, the Human Rights Council, or the Conference on Disarmament, and draft press releases (in French and/or English); – Draft stories, in French and in English, on events and developments at UN Geneva, to be reviewed, edited, and possibly published on iSeek (the UN Intranet) and various other platforms; – Assist with the organization of outreach events, as needed, including Ciné-ONU and commemorative days; – Carry out other tasks as requested by the United Nations Information Service.

Requirements:

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: (a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or, (b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent). No prior work experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Please list any relevant trainings, skills and experiences which may be of help in your role as the media Intern. No prior work experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Please list any relevant trainings, skills and experiences which may be of help in your role as the media Intern. 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. Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage.
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship advertised, fluency in French is required. Knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of other languages, particularly German and Italian, is an asset.
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
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.
REQUIRED EDUCATION Bachelor’s Degree
WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day
EXPERIENCE IN MONTHS:
Geneva, Switzerland
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