Communications Internship

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  • POSITION:
    Internship
    REFERENCE NO.:
    2018/UNU/HQ/INTERN/27
    LOCATION:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Timezone:
    UTC +9
    CLOSING DATE:
    2018•04•28

    Organisational Unit: UNU Centre, Tokyo, Japan

    The United Nations University (UNU) Office of Communications in Tokyo is accepting applications for unpaid summer internships in the following specialty areas:

    • Social media
    • Writing/editorial
    • Media relations
    • Video production
    • Design and branding
    • Digital communications
    • Web development

    Overview and duration

    Selected candidates will be expected to spend a minimum of two months (between June and September 2018) assisting and supporting all aspects of the day-to-day work of the UNU Office of Communications. Longer internships are also available if desired.

    Interns will have an opportunity to contribute to several ongoing initiatives that provide a unique window into a UN HQ communications office, thereby gaining valuable experience in collaborative communications and project management in a multicultural, international organisation.

    Qualifications

    Interns are anticipated to be university students enrolled in educational programmes or new graduates with a degree in journalism, marketing, communications, media, political science, public relations, web development, or another related field. The ideal candidate will:

    • have native or near-fluent proficiency in English (bilingual English/Japanese ability is a plus, but not mandatory)
    • have strong skills in one or more of the specialty areas listed above
    • have the ability to handle multiple tasks with great attention to detail
    • be confident, friendly, dependable, creative, self-motivated, and organised
    • be able to work independently and deliver on a set list of deliverables

    Candidates should preferably reside in the Tokyo area. UNU does not provide interns with financial assistance, visa arrangements, a stipend or travel assistance; therefore, interns must be able to support themselves in the Tokyo metropolitan area for the duration of the internship.

    Interns will be provided with a desk, a computer, relevant software/tools, and access to UNU Headquarters facilities including the library and gym. They will also receive a Certificate of Completion and a professional letter of reference for their service to the UNU.

  • To apply, send your CV/resume and a cover letter (in English) to UNU Head of Communications Hillary McBride at mcbride@unu.edu. Explain why you are interested in working with the UNU Office of Communications and what skills you would bring to the team.

    Short-listed candidates will be interviewed and may be required to provide academic references and/or take a brief test.

  • By Email: mcbride@unu.edu