ORG. SETTING AND REPORTING
The United Nations Information Centers (UNICs) belong to the Information Centres Services (ICS), Strategic Communications Division (SCD) of the Department of Global Communication (DGC). The 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 supports the aims and activities of, the United Nations by disseminating information on the work of the Organization to people everywhere, especially in developing countries.
This internship is located in the United Nations Information Centre in Teheran, Iran. The internship is for a period six months.
The internship is UNPAID. UN interns work full-time, five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Assist with monitoring the media for news stories of interest to the UNIC/UN;
- Assist in translating UN documents from English into Persian and vice versa; transcribe and translate UN films, edit translated texts;
- Research, draft and/or update content (on-line as well as off-line) for the public information outreach/advocacy, with guidance from UNIC Officer-in-Charge or subject matter experts and relevant substantive focal points;
- Assist with media outreach, e. g. distribution of press releases and other information materials to mass media and civil society organizations;
- Assist in organizing activities for the planned as well as ad hoc UN events (round tables, conferences, MUNs, etc.);
- Assist with general support to overall public information activities, meetings, etc.);
- Assisting with news stories;
- Performing other related duties, as required.
Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
- be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
- be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level 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 and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and Persian is required for the internship.