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Statistics Intern: Communications and digital outreach
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
I-1 Intern Internship
Close on 6 Aug 2024
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Posted 2 months ago
Job Description
Work Location
In-Person Full-time
Expected duration
2-6 months, starting between February - July 2024
Duties and Responsibilities
The ESCAP Statistics Division is guided by the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and the Principles Governing International Statistical Activities and by the work programme and the membership of ESCAP. Our mandates arise from a number of General Assembly, ECOSOC and ESCAP resolutions. The core areas of the Division's work include implementing programmes for capacity building in statistics; collecting and analysing data on the region; and publishing statistical and analytical publications. We work closely with the ESCAP Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific and organizations that are part of national statistics systems in the region (national statistical offices are our main counterparts); the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; other United Nations entities; and with many regional and international organizations. The Statistics internship in communications and digital outreach is for at least two months, with an opportunity for an extension of up to six months, depending on the needs of the division and the 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. Ultimate Result of Service Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background as well as the internship period. The ideal candidate is passionate about finding new ways to solve problems and is eager to learn new skills. Duties may include but are not limited to the following. • Drafting and editing content for public information materials related to the work of the Statistics Division, such as press releases, newsletter articles, brochures, presentations and feature stories; • Producing multimedia material for online and offline products, such as infographics, social media cards, motion graphics, short videos and reels, publication covers, branding templates and event flyers; • Assisting with photography and video production, including coverage of events, drafting scripts and storyboards, as well as post-production editing using Adobe Creative Studio and Canva; • Exploring and proposing more potential communications and digital outreach initiatives to raise the visibility of Statistics Division’s work among key stakeholders and the public; • Performing other related work as required. Outputs/Work Assignments The intern is expected to provide the following deliverables: • Drafting and editing content for public information materials related to the work of the Statistics Division, such as press releases, newsletter articles, brochures, presentations and feature stories; • Producing multimedia material for online and offline products, such as infographics, social media cards, motion graphics, short videos and reels, publication covers, branding templates and event flyers; • Assisting with photography and video production, including coverage of events, drafting scripts and storyboards, as well as post-production editing using Adobe Creative Studio and Canva; • Exploring and proposing more potential communications and digital outreach initiatives to raise the visibility of ESCAP Statistics Division’s work among key stakeholders and the public; • Performing other related work as required.
Qualifications/special skills
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent).
Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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