UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a PR & Social Media Internship within the
Goodwill Ambassador Section (GWA) in the London office.
UNHCR is a global organisation dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a
better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people. Every year,
millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and
persecution. We are in over 125 countries, using our expertise to protect and care for millions.This is a unique opportunity for the right person to join a high performing team and developtheir career in working with influencers for the furtherance of humanitarian goals.
Title: Goodwill Ambassador Team – PR & Social Media Intern
Duty Station: London, UK
Duration: 05/08/2019 – 07/02/2020
Contract Type: Internship (Full time 9.00am to 5.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 9:00am to 3:00pm on Fridays)
Closing date: 11:59 (BST) on 23/06/2019. Interviews will take place on 09 and 10/07/2019.
Based within the Division for External Relations, the Goodwill Ambassador (GWA) Section
seeks to utilise celebrity and high profile support to leverage the strategic communications,
fundraising and advocacy goals of UNHCR.
Based in UNHCR’s offices at London, England, this is a unique opportunity to gain experience within the UN system as part of UNHCR’s Division of External Relations, specifically working within the Goodwill Ambassador team. The role will provide insight and experience in communication and relationship management functions as well as administration and team 2 support within the context of an international humanitarian organisation. It sits alongside a second intern role, focused more on project support, including administrative duties. Social media plays a significant role in the team’s work and is becoming more influential in mobilising support and awareness for both individuals and high profile supporters. The role of the PR & Social Media Intern will involve supporting the Goodwill Ambassador team, including the PR/Media consultant, with day to day tasks, focusing on media outputs for various UNHCR campaigns. The role will also involve working in partnership with the Project Support intern, assisting with the coordination of various logistical aspects of each project.
Duties and responsibilities
Assisting the PR/ Media consultant with creative partnerships, including drafting research
and attending relevant meetings
Helping to draft creative pitches for relevant campaigns
Helping with media lists and pitching where required
Supporting social media initiatives relating to celebrity supporters.
Producing daily updates on relevant celebrity social media and digital activities
Online research relating to celebrity supporters and prospects
Media monitoring/social listening to identify trends
Preparing, drafting and formatting documents and presentations as required
Support with storing and managing photo and video assets
Management of email, filing, and administrative duties as required
Helping to organise travel arrangements for GWA team staff
Complete ad-hoc tasks as assigned by colleagues and senior staff, including meeting
Must apply for United Nation Internship Programme 2019
Must apply for UNOPS United Nations Internship Programme 2019
Essential minimum qualifications and professional experience required
You must be a recent graduate or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school
programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO.
You must have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant
or of interest to the work of the organisation.
3 Required skills & Competencies
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are essential
Strong experience with online research and knowledge of digital and social media
essential with an ability to draft social media posts
An interest in identifying suitable media pitching and placements in media outlets with an
understanding of this process
Eye for a good story
Strong team player
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic administrative skills
Flexibility, organisational skills, ability to work quickly under pressure and juggle multiple
A proactive approach to work with a proven ability to work independently and problem
Background or interest in refugee issues and/or international relations welcome
Fluency in English required; a second UN language welcome, notably French, Spanish
Strong communicator, including advanced writing and editing skills
Strong research skills
Knowledge of digital media, content management systems or other web based
Available to work full time (40 hours) for a six-month period
The successful candidate will be based with the team in London office.
It is a full-time role. An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister
is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the
Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship.
Must apply for WFP Internship Programme 2019 in Rome, Italy
Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation, UNHCR Personal History Form
(PHF) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com indicating “Goodwill
Ambassador PR & Social Media Internship” in the subject of the email. Please ensure you
indicate how your skills and experience relate to the duties required. UNHCR Personal History
Forms are available at PHF Form / Supplementary Sheet.
The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and
opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities
as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce. Applications are
encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex,
national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Please note: that we are unfortunately unable to notify applicants who have not been selected for interview.