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Internship Call for Application - Sector of Communication & Information (Field)

OVERVIEW

Grade : N/A

Parent Sector : [[Communication and Information]]

Duty Station: Multiple

Job Family: Communication and Information

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 31-JUL-2020

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

ABOUT THE SECTOR

The Communication & Information Sector strives to foster freedom of expression, media development, and access to information and knowledge in line with UNESCO’s mandate to “promote the free flow of ideas by word and image”.

Our programmes directly contribute to achieving the set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with specific attention to the social, political and economic mutations of the digital age.

UNESCO advances freedom of expression and the safety of journalists online and off-line, notably in the framework of United Nations Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists. Moreover, the Sector combats online hate speech, as well as disinformation and misinformation through awareness raising initiatives, steady monitoring, capacity-building activities, and technical support to Member States.

fred'S

The Organization develops media and information literacy curricula, furthers gender equality in media operations and content, and encourages pertinent media coverage of crisis and emergency situations. Through its holistic approach, UNESCO contributes to media diversity and pluralism by fostering diversity of content, audience, sources, and systems.

In addition, the Sector coordinates UNESCO’s inter-sectoral work on Artificial Intelligence (AI), with a view to addressing the impact of AI on the fields of competence of UNESCO, promoting the use of AI and its potential to achieve the SDGs; and fostering a human-centred development and application of AI respectful of human rights and ethical principles.

The Sector has developed UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators to enable Member States to holistically assess the adherence of their cyberspace to the associated ROAM principles, which advocate for an Internet that is human-rights based, open, accessible and governed by multi-stakeholder participation.

Through the Memory of the World Programme (MoW), UNESCO closely cooperates with Member States to identify, preserve and promote access to the world’s documentary heritage, to make it available to all, including future generations.

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
  • The Intern will have the opportunity to learn and support the over-all work of the sector / programme’s mission.
  • The intern will be selected according to their specialization and needs of the sector.
  • Activities will vary depending on the requirements of the assignments.
  • Specific Terms of Reference and learning objectives will form part of the contract.
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Accountability (C)
Communication (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Long Description

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNESCO internships must at the time of application meet the following academic requirements:
 

  • Completed university studies (bachelor's degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment;
  • Enrolled in a graduate programme (second university degree or Master's degree or equivalent, or higher), at the time of application; or
  • Have graduated with a university degree (first or second degree as defined above), and must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
Long Description
  • Age: You must be at least 20 years old to apply.
  • Languages: You should have an excellent command, both written and spoken, of English or French. A working knowledge of the other language (English or French) is an asset, and may be required for internships in secretarial and assistantship assignments at the headquarters.
  • Computer skills: You must have an excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.
  • Team player: You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
  • Communication skills: You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage from a valid major global medical insurance company for the duration of the internship.
  • Provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship.
APPLYING INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • You are allowed to submit only one application.
  • The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months.
  • Even if you are eligible, there is no guarantee of placement. We receive more applications from qualified candidates than we can place.
  • Your application will be accessed by UNESCO managers around the world and will stay in our database for a period of six months.
  • We do not respond to each and every candidate. If selected, you will be directly contacted by the manager. If you do not receive any update within six months, it means that your application has not been successful.
COMPENSATION

UNESCO does not remunerate interns. There is no compensation, financial or otherwise for internship assignments.

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