Deadline: varies from 10 to 11 March 2017
Location: New York, USA
INTERN – WEB ASSISTANT
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:
-Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
-Graduation Date (when you will be graduating from the programme).
-List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
-List your top three areas of interest/department preferences.
-Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department.
-Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Within limits of delegated authority, the intern will be responsible for one or more of the following duties:
• Conduct research on the web on thematic issues, adapt content for the web by rewriting or translating content from English to another UN official language.
• Assist in the updating of web sites in HTML, SHTML, CSS or on WordPress and/or Drupal.
• Drafting, formatting, editing and posting original web site content/news stories, including graphics, photos and videos.
• Edit (provide subtitles or audio) to existing videos or producing short videos from existing videos.
• Attend events in UN involving high level political leaders and celebrities, take pictures, videos and draft postings for various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Weibo etc.
• Use multimedia communications and IT/web-related tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, web development programming and scripting languages, such as PHP, HTML5, CSS3, and digital editing tools and social media to perform tasks.
The internship is in the Web Services Section of the News and Media Division of the Department of Public Information. The section is be responsible for the design, development, maintenance and overall support of the UN’s flagship public Internet website, www.un.org and many related sub sites that are managed by DPI.
The internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the division and availability of the candidate.
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.
Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Wed Development Unit, the incumbent reports to the Information System Officer of the unit.
Within limits of delegated authority, the intern is expected to perform technical and creative functions producing user-friendly, visually appealing and informative public web material, posted on various web platforms and help promote in a positive manner the work of the United Nations around the world.
The intern will be responsible for the one or more of the following duties:
• Using Agile web development methodologies, assist with the design and development of multilingual templates and themes for websites in html, shtml, css or on WordPress and/or Drupal.
• Provide web site administration, scripting and maintenance support, on Linux and Windows platforms.
• Maintaining databases.
• Perform ad hoc tasks/projects as required.