Intern (U.S Strategic Communications and Outreach Unit)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Apr 12

Position description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full-time internship within the U.S Strategic Communications and Outreach Unit at UNHCR Washington D.C in USA.

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for asylum seekers, refugees, returnees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. UNHCR currently operates in over 130 countries, using its long expertise to protect and care for millions.

Accountability (key results that will be achieved) 
Gain unique knowledge about UNHCR¿s global role, capabilities, programs, and impact,
and the role of communications and outreach in achieving UNHCR¿s mandate.
Support staff with outreach, including media relations, digital media, multi-media
projects, events, exhibits and campaigns to ensure public support for refugees and

Responsibility (process and functions undertaken to achieve results)
Assist in the production of multimedia projects, graphic design, digital media;
Assist in the management of multimedia content;
Assist with monitoring media coverage of UNHCR¿s work, refugees, asylum seekers,
and humanitarian assistance;
Research and respond to information requests from the general public;
Attend relevant external events and prepare summaries of content;
Undertake other projects as needed to further assist the U.S. Strategic Communications
and Outreach team¿s work.

Authority (decisions made in executing responsibilities and to achieve results)
Work closely with the U.S. Strategic Communications and Outreach team and other
colleagues to ensure that projects are completed on time and inquiries are responded to
in a timely manner;
Effectively manage time and priorities to meet all of the above responsibilities; and
Identify special projects and goals to work toward over the course of the internship. 

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