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This internship is located in the Client Support and Special Situations Section (CSSSS) in the Division for Special Activities (DSA) in the Department of Operational Support (DOS) at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
DOS was established to provide operational advisory services to operating entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices-away-from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.
DSA oversees a range of specialized or cross-cutting operational capacities. A large part of its responsibilities is to support start-up, surge, transition and liquidation requirements and to exercise authority on behalf of entities to which authority has not been granted owing to a lack of capacity or from which authority has been temporarily withdrawn.
Within DSA, CSSSS works with counterparts across DOS and other United Nations entities to effectively and rapidly prepare for and respond to crisis, supports in the the deployment, establishment, transition and liquidation of client entities.
The intern reports to the Associate Administrative Officer.
This internship is for an initial period of three months and may be extended up to six months depending on the needs of CSSSS.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Duties may include, but are not limited to:
•Coordinate video production and distribution of stories;
•Produce and edit video for training related to Crisis Preparedness and Support;
•Propose TV/video stories about topics within CSSSS operational mandate;
•Produce and arrange video interviews with UN officials and clients, etc.; selecting sound
bites and visual elements;
•Research, write and edit scripts, storyboards and story synopses;
•Edit images and videos for in-reach and outreach activities;
•Take on other special projects as assigned.
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