Internship with Communication

UN Children's Fund, Ankara, Turkey

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th June, 2019

Job Description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.

Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential to the benefit of a better world.

Turkey remains home to the largest registered refugee population in the world. Over 4 million refugees and asylum-seekers are registered in Turkey, of whom nearly 1.7 million are children. While the Government continued to lead the overall crisis response and remained the largest provider of humanitarian aid to Syrians as well as other groups, the overall goal of UNICEF is to reduce the equity gaps affecting the most vulnerable boys and girls.

For every child,  an Advocate: If you are committed and passionate about making a lasting difference for children, UNICEF Turkey would like to hear from you.

How can you make a difference?

With the guidance of the Communication Officer, the intern will support the archiving and organization of Turkey Country Office’s Audio - visual Materials, mainly photography and video archives.

The intern is expected to deliver the below tasks in accordance with the timeline, specifications, and standards provided by UNICEF:

  • Support the development of UNICEF Turkey Communication Office Internal Photography and Video Archives
  • Develop a draft archive plan with specific folders/sub-folders and coding system for clearance
  • Finalize draft plan after review and approval
  • Draft photo captions for the selected photos on UNICEF Turkey Weshare account

Duration: 6 weeks (preferably between June to mid-July, 2019)


In accordance to UNICEF's guidelines, interns will be paid a nominal stipend per month. There is no expectancy of employment at the end of the internship.


UNICEF will not be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the intern's service, whether on or off UNICEF premises. Therefore, the selected candidate must provide proof of enrolment in a health/accident plan prior to start his/her work. If accepted, the intern will be required to provide a copy of health insurance coverage and to fill out the relevant UNICEF forms on conditions regarding service as an intern.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme or have graduated within the past two years in Communications, International Relations, Journalism or Political Science programmes
  • Excellent or very good academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records
  • Experience in development of audiovisual materials such as photography and video
  • Experience in communications (writing, editing, reporting, researching)
  • Fluency in English and Turkish
  • Open to learning
  • Good communication skills

For every Child, you demonstrate:

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. View our competency framework

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


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