Job Code Title: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION
Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
Duty Station: DAR-ES-SALAAM
This internship is located at the UNIC in Dar-es-Salaam. 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 for the aims and activities of the United Nations by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to people everywhere, especially in developing countries.
Internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the department. And the availability of the 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.
The successful intern will be assigned to the following areas according to his/her specific
competencies in any of the following: Journalism, Communication, Information Technology and
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Monitor the media for news stories of interest to the UN and assist to prepare press
• Assist in public information projects of UNIC, UN Communication Group and the UN
• 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;
• 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
• Provide assistance in shooting and editing film videos, mix sound and slideshows, if
• Provide general office support (e.g. processing correspondence, maintaining files,
records, and/or contact directory/databases, organizing meetings, taking meeting
• Researching background information in response to queries and providing substantive
assistance in the dissemination of information at exhibitions and other logistical support
to the centre, including assisting with the library work.
• Perform other related duties, as required.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly
interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and
exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to
match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate
amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies
when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and
seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships
with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to
appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’
environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or
setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. Education
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 leavel or equivalent).
Applicants must also:
-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.
No 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.
English is the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required
for the internship. Knowledge of Kiswahili as well as other local language is an asset.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
– Title of degree you are currently pursuing
– Graduation Date (when will you be graduating from the programme)
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
– List your top three areas of interest/department preferences
– Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department (s).
– Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your Personal History Profile, 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.