Internship - Communications and Graphic Design, New York

Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund

Country: United States

City: New York, USA

Office: UNICEF New York

Closing date: Thursday, 27 May 2021

Internship - Communications and Graphic Design, DFAM, New York Headquarters

Job no: 540385

Position type: Internship

Location: United States Division/Equivalent: Operations

School/Unit: Div of Financial and Adm Mgmt

Department/Office: Administrative Management Section

Categories: Operations and Business Management, Internship

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, hope..

The purpose of the internship is to support the development of a global communication strategy through: 1) creating innovative initiatives relevant to behavior change, 2) helping with the design, drafting and proofreading communication materials and data reports, and 3) creating data visualizations using various media and infographics. A high degree of creativity and artistic ability as well as good communication skills are required for this internship.

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Eco-efficiency Specialist, Field Support & Eco-sustainability Unit, Division of Finance & Administrative Services, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Preparing infographics highlighting the yearly Environmental Footprint Assessment results and identify trends in offices that have so far completed eco-efficiency projects.

Supporting the development of the global communications strategy for improving the eco-efficiency of UNICEF’s operations, and the design of visual appealing materials to support it.

Providing new ideas to support the communication plan to revitalize the Recycling Programme in UNICEF NYHQ.

Preparing, or assisting with the preparation and design of all types of communication materials, including internal web pages, internal news stories, newsletter and other resources.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have...

Education: The intern should have a university degree and be enrolled in a postgraduate programme in the area of communications, visual communication and graphic design. Excellent academic performance, as demonstrated by academic records.

Language: The intern should be fluent in English. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

Skills: Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photo Shop, PowerPoint, MailChimp, Survey Monkey is required.

Functional competencies:

Analytical thinking: Demonstrates capacity for analytical thinking, collecting information and drawing relevant conclusions.

Creativity and ability to use innovative data visualization techniques to communicate information clearly and efficiently in an engaging manner.

Knowledge of PowerPoint, Infographics Lab (IOS), Adobe Premier/Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, or any other similar software.

Knowledge of producing flash graphics is an asset.

Familiarity with MailChimp and Survey Monkey.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Personal competencies:

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Demonstrates interest in environmental issues, human development/humanitarian work, especially in an international context.

Enthusiasm for learning new things and applying skills in an organizational context

High personal integrity

Embraces diversity

Able to work effectively with minimal supervision

Strong self-initiative, creativity and ability to multi-task.

Native English speaker is desirable.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for an internship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or Ph.D. degree programme or have graduated within the past two years.

Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.

Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office.

Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.

Own a working computer with the necessary software.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Internship is based in UNICEF’s New York headquarter offices but work will be

fully remote. Travel is not expected and people living outside the US will be considered.

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

Click here to learn more about UNICEF’s values and competencies.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised: May 11 2021 Eastern Daylight Time Application close: May 26 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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