UN Intern - Public Information Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

UN Intern - Public Information Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

  • The internship is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of each office.

  • The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

  • Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


  • 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

  • Support to monitor and identify relevant content for publication on PreventionWeb and other UNDRR websites and social media accounts.

  • Support the efforts towards the migration of PreventionWeb to a new platform.

  • Format content, draft abstracts and summaries.

  • Research and create resources guide on specific topics.

  • Support social media campaigns.

  • Support to develop communication materials based on good practices, impact example and achievements.

  • Support in organization of events and meetings.

  • Support the work related the DRR initiatives and campaigns including “Making Cities Resilient”, "International Day for Disaster Reduction", "World Tsunami Awareness Day", “Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments” and “International Recovery Platform”.

  • Support web-search, collecting and organizing information on DRR related subjects and activities by partners.

  • Support proofreading of documents by partner organizations,

  • Support development of relevant materials such as flyers and other public relations materials.

  • Support social media campaigns; prepare presentations; support organization of events; web page updates; upload on PreventionWeb; prepare audiovisual content.

  • Assist in editing and drafting messages, biographies, reports and articles.



  • 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


    • 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


    Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;

    • 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 Charter; and

    • 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

  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for this internship.

  • Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset.

  • Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.


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

    Special Notice

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

    The Cover Note must include

    • Preferred duty station(s) for the internship.

    • Title of degree you are currently pursuing.

    • Graduation Date (When will you be graduating/ have graduated from the programme?).

    • IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.

    • 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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UN Intern - Public Information Jobs in Addis Ababa Ethiopia

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