Monday, May 20, 2019

Press and Public Affairs Internship

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from UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Closing date: 31 May 2019
The United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations in Geneva represents the interests and policies of the UK at the UN and is recruiting a highly motivated and skilled person to do an internship with the Mission’s small and dynamic Press and Public Affairs (PPA) team.
The internship offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the PPA team’s cross-mission work, with a focus on social media management, communications campaign management and events.
The internship will offer insight into the public diplomacy [JB emphasis] work of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the opportunity to learn about the UK’s work on a range of issues that include human rights, humanitarian assistance, trade and health issues. The work is both challenging and rewarding. We often work under time pressure in a fast-paced environment. Essential qualifications, skills and experience
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written);
  • Strong interest in working in public diplomacy and communications in a multilateral environment;
  • University degree in the field of media, communications, journalism, public relations or information management, or have practical experience in any of these fields;
  • Prior experience of managing social media channels such as Twitter and Facebookis essential;
  • The successful candidate needs to be highly motivated, flexible, and have excellent skills in communication and organisation;
  • Willingness to undergo a mandatory security check.
Desirable qualifications, skills and experience
  • Education: a background interest in human rights, international relations, political science, or other relevant disciplines could be useful;
  • Work experience: prior internship or work experience in the context of the international organisations would be an advantage and also experience in working across with other digital platforms and experience in producing digital content for social media;
  • Language skills: knowledge of French.
  • Editing skills
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