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UK Mission to the United Nations seeks Press and Public Affairs Intern

UK Mission to the United Nations <1y Entry Level  Genf, Genf, Schweiz 11 Mai 2018

Job Description

Press and Public Affairs Intern

The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is recruiting a highly motivated and skilled person to do an internship with the Mission’s small and dynamic Press and Public Affairs (PPA) team.

The internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the PPA team’s cross-mission work, with a focus on social media management, communications campaign management and events.

The internship will offer insight into the public diplomacy work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the opportunity to learn about the UK’s work on a range of issues that include human rights, humanitarian assistance, trade and health issues. The work is both challenging and rewarding. We often work under time pressure in a fast-paced environment.

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • Fluency in English (both oral and written);
  • Strong interest in working in public diplomacy and communications in a multilateral environment;
  • University degree in the field of media, communications, journalism, public relations or information management, or have practical experience in any of these fields;
  • Prior experience of managing, social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook is  essential;
  • The successful candidate needs to be highly motivated, flexible, and have   excellent skills in communication and organisation;
  • Willingness to undergo a mandatory security check.

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience

  • Education: a background interest in human rights, international relations, political science, or other  relevant disciplines could be useful;
  • Work experience: prior internship or work experience in the context of the international organisations would be an advantage and also experience in working across with other digital platforms and experience in producing digital content for social media;
  • Language skills: knowledge of French.

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