Intern - Public Information, Geneva and other duty stations

  • UNDRR - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mar 09, 2020
Intern UNDRR - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyses action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with U.N. Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community.
The internship is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of each office. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


Responsibilities will depend on the individual's background, the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to

•Support to monitor and identify relevant content for publication on PreventionWeb and other UNDRR websites and social media accounts.
•Support the efforts towards the migration of PreventionWeb to a new platform.
•Format content, draft abstracts and summaries.
•Research and create resources guide on specific topics.
•Support social media campaigns.
•Support to develop communication materials based on good practices, impact example and achievements.
•Support in organization of events and meetings.
•Support the work related the DRR initiatives and campaigns including “Making Cities Resilient”, "International Day for Disaster Reduction", "World Tsunami Awareness Day", “Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments” and “International Recovery Platform”.
•Support web-search, collecting and organizing information on DRR related subjects and activities by partners.
•Support proofreading of documents by partner organizations,
•Support development of relevant materials such as flyers and other public relations materials.
•Support social media campaigns; prepare presentations; support organization of events; web page updates; upload on PreventionWeb; prepare audiovisual content.
•Assist in editing and drafting messages, biographies, reports and articles.


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