UNHCR Strategic Communications and Outreach Internship in Washington, USA – Apply by 01/06/2024

UNHCR Strategic Communications and Outreach Internship in Washington, USA

Embark on a meaningful internship journey with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as a Strategic Communications and Outreach Intern in Washington, USA.

This internship, based in our Regional Representation office, provides a unique opportunity to contribute to impactful communications initiatives.

The closing date for applications is 01/06/2024, and we’re seeking dynamic individuals ready to make a difference in the field of refugee advocacy.

If you are passionate about strategic communications and outreach, seize this chance to be part of our mission. Apply now to start your internship on 02/01/2024 and play a vital role in shaping the narrative around refugee issues.

Terms of Reference

Organizational context The U.S. Strategic Communications and Outreach team provides information on global refugee crises .

UNHCR role protecting and assisting refugees to U.S. and Caribbean media outlets and engages U.S. audiences through strategic partnerships, digital outreach, campaigns, exhibits and events.

The position The intern will gain unique knowledge about UNHCR’s global role, capabilities, programs, and impact, and the role of communications and outreach in achieving UNHCR’s mandate.

Duties and responsibilities

Support staff with outreach, including media relations, digital media, multi-media projects, events, exhibits and campaigns to ensure public awareness and support for refugees and UNHCR’s work

Assist in the production of multimedia projects, graphic design, digital media

Assist in the management of multimedia content

Assist with monitoring media coverage of UNHCR’s work, refugees, asylum-seekers, and humanitarian assistance

Research and respond to information requests from the general public

Minimum qualifications required

In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:

Be either a recent graduate (having completed their studies within two years of applying) or a current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by IAU/UNESCO

Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

Desirable qualifications and skills

Proficiency in multimedia production tools and software, such as Canva or Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign or Premiere Pro;

Proficiency in Microsoft Office products, including PowerPoint, Word and Excel.

Possess an understanding of journalism, media relations and communications

Demonstrated commitment or strong interest in international relations, refugee issues, and humanitarian response

Superior command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills;

Ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal supervision. Attention to detail required.

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