Intern: Communication Section

UN Children's Fund, Nepal

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th October, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

The purpose of this internship is to find a bright, motivated communication intern for twenty-five weeks period starting 8 January 2020 to provide overall support to the communication section. This internship will provide the successful candidate an exposure to the working environment of a multilateral organization and also give the intern a good understanding of UNICEF's mandate to safeguard the rights of every child, everywhere. This internship does require in-depth knowledge about external communication and/or journalism.

Under the supervision of the Regional Chief of Communication, the intern will be responsible for the following specific tasks:

  • Compose and edit short texts and narratives in English for various communication materials
  • Help collect communication and advocacy-related data/information from Country Offices
  • Provide support to plan and implement events
  • Write web-articles and other content as needed
  • Conduct short video interviews with staff and edit social media content
  • Manage and upload pictures and videos using appropriate platforms and tools
  • Support management of ROSA publications
  • Monitor stories and news from Country Offices in the region
  • Assist in website and microsite content management
  • Assist the communication section with additional tasks as required.


  • Interns receive a stipend from UNICEF and must make own arrangements for living expenses. Living accommodations and other expenses are also their own responsibilities.
  • Stipend (monthly): USD 13 x 18 days (8 to 31 January 2020) = USD 234
  • USD 275 x 5 months (1 February to 30 June 2020 = USD 1,375
  • Travel: A lump sum for travel cost up to USD 1,000 can be provided.


  • UNICEF accepts no responsibility for costs or fatality arising from illness or accidents incurred during the internship; therefore, the intern must have adequate medical insurance.
  • Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work.

Learning Opportunities for the Intern:

  • General understanding of the work and mission of the UNICEF programme in South Asia
  • Insight and hands-on experience on UNICEF related to communication and advocacy programme
  • Become more familiar with working in a United Nations / international organization and in a multicultural environment

Key competences, technical background, and experience required:

Education: Recently completed or currently pursuing an advanced university degree in communication, journalism, creative writing or international relations. If the intern has or is pursuing a graduate degree in international relations she/he needs to have a journalist or communications bachelor's degree.

Work Experience:

  • Strong communication skills, written English skills and ability to write clearly, succinctly and for varying audiences
  • Knowledge of standard MS Office applications and other computer skills
  • A keen and proven interest/knowledge in advocacy, communication and other creative web applications
  • Knowledge of and interest in South Asia news is an asset
  • Good research and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of child rights principles is an asset or willingness to learn
  • Previous experience working in digital communications or for an international organisations is an asset.
  • Video and photo editing skills required.

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrate initiative, creativity and enthusiasm
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to quickly understand instructions, ask for clarification when needed, adapt and work independently to produce results on time
  • Enthusiastic, creative and happy to take and learn from feedback

Language Proficiency: Fluent in English written and spoken


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