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UNSSC – Intern Communications and social media – Torino

Lo United Nations System Staff College – UNSSC – sta selezionando un/a Intern – Communications and social media per la sua sede centrale di Torino. Durata 6 mesi. Scadenza candidature 25/08/2019

Intern – Communications and social media

Duration: 6 months, starting September 2019
Deadline for applications: 25 August 2019
Duty Station: Turin, Italy
Organizational unit:


UNSSC Directorate

450€ per month

The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) with its headquarters in Turin, Italy, is the United Nations institution for system-wide knowledge management, learning and training for the staff of the United Nations system. The College is expected to play a pivotal role in contributing to UN reform, the development of a common culture based on effectiveness, expertise and continuous learning through the development, co-ordination and provision of cross-cutting learning programmes which impact on all agencies and staff.


The UNSSC Directorate provides the overall vision, strategic direction, and orientation of the Staff College. With a view to support the growing visibility and expansion of the UNSSC, the Directorate is responsible for delivering strategic programmatic initiatives, advocacy events, and special projects. The coordination of corporate communication activities and institutional reporting also rests with the Directorate.


The selected intern will apply her/his skills in the field of communications to support the activities of the UNSSC Directorate. S/he will gain understanding of the UN’s work in general, and in the area of communications, in particular. The incumbent will report to the Policy and Corporate Coordination Officer, under the daily guidance of the UNSSC Communications focal point.

Specifically, the intern will be responsible for the following activities:

 Updating social media platforms regularly with platform-specific content;

 Drafting communication materials including mailers, newsletters and web content;

 Supporting the execution of communication campaigns, events and other outreach activities;

 Assisting in drafting press releases, speeches and articles.

 Assisting with research, provide substantive and administrative assistance as required and perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor



Applicants can be considered if they meet one of the following:

Are enrolled in a Master’s or in a Ph.D. programme; or

Are enrolled in the final year of a Bachelor’s programme; or

Are within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme.

in the field of communications, public relations, languages, journalism or equivalent.


Previous work experience is not required, however experience in the field of communications and public relations and experience working with professional social media platforms are considered an asset. Knowledge of the UN is an advantage.

Language competencies:

Excellent command of written and spoken English required. Knowledge of Italian is preferable.

Computer skills:

Excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite.

Other skills and competencies:

Ability to learn and act in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

High motivation to learn and grow professionally.

Ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;


Eligible candidates interested in doing an internship at the United Nations System Staff College must submit in English:

An up-to-date curriculum vitae (resume);

A motivation letter, specifying why you would like to be considered for this internship;

A 300 – 600 word note detailing your ideas for UNSSC’s social media platforms

For applicants who are currently enrolled in a degree programme, an endorsement from their University or Sponsoring Institution is required;

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to:

Please indicate in the subject “Application for Internship vacancy announcement 005

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