Intern (Spanish)- Television Section (Temporary Job Opening)

UN Department of Public Information
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Nov 09

Position description

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: * Title of degree
you are currently pursuing * Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the
programme) * IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in *Top three areas of
interest/department preferences * Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific
department(s). * Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme In your
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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the Television Section of the News and Content Branch, News and Media Division.
The unit is seeking interns interested in gaining professional, hands-on experience with television and multimedia 
functions, specifically film, video and social media projects. The internship is for a minimum of two months with a 
possibility for extension. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under
the supervision of the Chief of the section.


This opportunity is designed for an intern to work side by side with an experienced information professional. Interns will be trained to work with one or two producers or assistant producers in creating videos for various feature programmes including 21st Century, UN In Action and UNStories. Basic functions include assisting in script writing and editing using Abode Premiere and Final Cut Pro X. Interns may also be requested to perform other ad hoc duties including being trained to assist in studio recordings.


Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. 

Teamwork: solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. 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. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations New York Headquarters Internship Programme, Department of Public Information, the following conditions must be met: 

1. Applicants must: 

(a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme in journalism, communication, media studies, filmmaking, international relations or related field (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or 
(b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme in journalism, communication, media studies, filmmaking, international relations or related field (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or 
(c) have graduated with a university degree in journalism, communication, media studies, filmmaking, international relations or related field (as defined in (a) or  (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation. 

2. Be computer literate in standard word processing and spreadsheets software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar. 

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

No professional work experience required.


English or French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the internship advertised, fluency in both English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another UN official
language is an advantage.


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

United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Application instructions

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