Internship

United Nations Radio Internship Programme 2016 at the UN Headquarters, New York USA.

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Posting Title: INTERN – MULTIMEDIA [ENGLISH UNIT]
Job Code Title: INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION
Department/Office: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 10 May 2016 – 08 July 2016
Job Opening Number: 59383
Staffing Exercise N/A
Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:
– Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
– Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
– List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
– List your top three areas of interest.
– Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
– Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the English Language Unit, Radio Section of the News and Media Division, which produces news and feature stories on multimedia platforms including radio, video, photo and web. The internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the department. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of the Chief of the English Unit, Radio Section.

Responsibilities

The unit is seeking interns interested in gaining professional, hands-on experience with radio and multimedia functions, specifically in interviewing, news production, digital audio recording and editing, and social media projects. Functions will include assisting in the production of news stories for various platforms.

The intern may also collaborate with staff on social media, so knowledge of Social Media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube – is highly desirable. The multimedia intern provides editorial and technical assistance to content producers working in radio.

Competencies

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 the audience -Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals – Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others – Places team agenda before personal agenda -Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position -Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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 New York Headquarters Internship Programme, Department of Public Information, the following conditions must be met:

1. Applicants must:

(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme in broadcasting, journalism, communications, multimedia or media studies (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in broadcasting, journalism, communications, multimedia or media studies (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree in broadcasting, journalism, communications, multimedia or media studies (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

2. Be computer literate in standard word processing and spreadsheets software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar;

3. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and

4. 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.

Work Experience

No professional work experience required.

Languages

English or French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the internship advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the United Nations Radio Internship Programme 2016

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