Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is located in the Africa Section of the Communications Campaigns Service in the Strategic Communications Division, and is for a period of three (3) months with an
opportunity for extension for an additional three (3) months depending on the needs of the department. The Africa Section highlights initiatives by Africa, the UN and the international
community agenda to promote the continent's development. The section produces Africa Renewal magazine, an authoritative magazine distributed to over 45,000 subscribers around
the world. We also maintain an online presence, including a website, social media platforms, and online newsletter providing African news and solutions-oriented content. We provide
external communications support to our designated clients, namely the UN Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD),
and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). We disseminate Africa and UN-related content for publication to hundreds of media outlets around the world.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions the internship may be conducted remotely.
Duties may include the following:
Identifying, researching, drafting and editing content (text, photos, documents and multimedia) for online publication (website and social media)
Maintaining content on Africa Renewal Online website and other online presences according to established policies;
Creating and editing short videos for posting on social media and the website;
Contribute to strategies for more effective audience engagement
Assisting in archiving old editions of Africa Renewal magazine, converting some editions into PDFs;
Assisting in checking the website for broken pages or pages that are inconsistent with the design of the website;
Proposing new projects for the website and social media platforms and identifying opportunities to reach a wider audience;
Monitoring the website and social media channel usage through the use of various statistical tools;
Media monitoring, fact-checking and related research work for Africa Renewal stories;
Maintaining and updating media and subscription mailing lists for the Section and assisting in distributing various information products;
Performing additional tasks that may be assigned by the Chief of the Section from time to time.
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