Do you have a degree in Communication or related fields? The ITU offers an unmissable opportunity to participate in the internship at its General Secretariat. What are you waiting for? Apply now!


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Organization/Company: ITU (International Telecommunication Union) is the main United Nations agency for information and communication technologies whose mission is to connect the world. To achieve this goal, ITU manages the range of radio frequencies and satellite orbits internationally. ITU also works to improve communication infrastructures in developing countries by defining global standards that favor the interconnection of a wide range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global events on the theme of telecommunications that bring together the most authoritative representatives of governments and the private sector in order to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.

The General Secretariat of ITU directs all administrative and financial aspects of the activities of the Union, including the implementation of the provisions of administrative regulations on operational matters, the dissemination of information on telecommunications for operational or other purposes, the provision legal advice for Union offices and departments of the General Secretariat, logistical support for Union activities, including conferences, coordination of the work of the Union with other international organizations, dissemination of information to Member States and members of the sector, press, business and individual users of telecommunications and the general public. The General Secretariat is also responsible for organizing world telecommunications exhibitions and forums. Within the General Secretariat, the "Strategic Planning and Membership Department" (SPM) advises the Secretary-General on strategic challenges and their implications for the Union's activities concerning the rapid evolution of telecommunications; the SPM also develops forward-looking strategic proposals in order to ensure that the organization meets the objectives set by the members. The Department is also responsible for providing advice on communication and strategies for the promotion and development and implementation of the corporate communication plan of the Union in collaboration with the three sectors in order to promote ITU leadership in the telecommunications and Internet Communication Technology


Duty Station:  Geneva


Open To: Graduates in Communication, Marketing, Journalism, Digital Media, Social Media, Public Relations, International Relations, Political Sciences, International Development or in a field related to local responsibilities. A degree in another field can be accepted if there is a demonstrable experience in the field of Communication


Timeframe: From September 2018 to February 2019


Deadline: 20/09/2018


Job description: ITU is looking for a junior communications and social media officer for an internship opportunity. The junior communications and social media officer will provide support to EQUALS, an innovative global initiative carried out by a committed network partnership of companies, governments, non-profit organizations, foundations, universities, media and individuals across the world who collaborate by gap gender digital. The intern will have the following responsibilities:

-Analyze the audience metrics of EQUALS. This activity will include monitoring social media analysis against basic data to optimize the social media strategy. Periodic reports to monitor readers, visibility and impact of the website and social media channels of ITU websites, using the tools provided by ITU.

-Producing and modifying EQUALS content, as well as ITU activities on digital gender inclusion, collecting materials from recent reports, multimedia products, events and other ITU products including those produced by ITU members and partners, also referring to to third-party searches and other materials where necessary. This activity will include the publication of social media, research and identification of opportunities for blog posts, press releases and news announcements.

-Assist in the distribution and publication of blog stories, press releases, news and online media. This activity would include the regular updating of EQUALS websites and social media.

-Assisting the communication and awareness-raising team with media and video production and related activities (eg Soundbites)

Qualifications: The ideal candidate must meet the following requirements:

-Degree in Communication, Marketing, Journalism, Digital Media, Social Media, Public Relations, International Relations, Political Sciences, International Development or in a field related to local responsibilities. A degree in another field can be accepted if you have a demonstrable experience in the Communication

-Ability to communicate effectively and produce good quality content for digital and online channels

-Understanding corporate and strategic communications

-Experience with the use of social media platforms

-Experience in web development (eg Wordpress, Wix, Java script)

-Excellent knowledge of English will be appreciated for drafting and editing documents. Other UN languages (French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic) are not required, but would be considered an advantage

Wage/Fees:  Unspecified


Application process: To apply for the internship it is necessary to register on the offer page


Useful links:

link to the offer  




Contact information:

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Place des Nations

1211 Geneva 20 Switzerland

Voice: +41 22 730 5111 (ITU Switchboard)

Fax: +41 22 733 7256

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



edited by  Ilaria Tosches


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Interested in Refugees, Immigration and Human rights? UNHCR offers an Internship in Public Information in Rome. Check requirements and apply!


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Organization: UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, is one of the more embedded UN Agencies, directly involved in rescue and emergency operations all over the world. 

n 1954, UNHCR won the Nobel Peace Prize for its groundbreaking work in Europe. But it was not long before we faced our next major emergency. In 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution, 200,000 fled to neighbouring Austria. Recognising the Hungarians as 'prima facie' refugees, UNHCR led efforts to resettle them. This uprising and its aftermath shaped the way humanitarian organisations would deal with refugee crises in the future. During the 1960s, the decolonisation of Africa produced the first of that continent's numerous refugee crises. We also helped uprooted people in Asia and Latin America over the following two decades. In 1981, we received a second Nobel Peace Prize for what had become worldwide assistance to refugees.  The start of the 21st century has seen UNHCR help with major refugee crises in Africa , the Middle East and Asia. We have also been asked to use our expertise to help many internally displaced by conflict and expanded our role in helping stateless peaple. In some parts of the world, such as Africa and Latin America, the 1951 Refugee Convention has been strengthened by additional regional legal instruments. UNHCR now has more than 10,966 members of staff. We work in a total of 130 countries and our budget, which in its first year was USD $300,000, grew to USD $6.54 billion in 2016.

In 2015, UNHCR celebrated 65th anniversary. During lifetime, we have helped well over 50 million refugees to successfully restart their lives.


Where: Rome


Deadline: 4 April 2018


Starting date: End of April 2018


Offer Description: This position is primarily intended to provide the Intern with the opportunity to undertake a work experience related to university studies or to possible future careers. Secondly, it is meant to provide real assistance to the Public Information Team at the UNHCR Regional Office in Rome, Italy. 

Major duties and responsibilities: Major duties and responsibilities:

- Provide support to the celebrities program also by carrying out background research and reporting

- Support in the production of content on refugee stories, such as video and photo 

- Research of content for social media (on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube), scheduling of content via Facebook and Hootsuite 

- Update of institutional website 

- Collaboration in the development and management of multimedia content 

-Translations from English into Italian

- Support in the development and implementation of projects or events, in particular World Refugee Day

- The Intern will be trained and supported in his/her work


Qualifications and skills:

- University studies preferably in Communication or related areas

- Previous relevant working experience is an asset

- Ability to use Internet Explorer and Web browsing 

- Familiarity with social media such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook

- Excellent knowledge and practice in the use of MS Office

-Strong communication skills

-Flexibility and ability to work autonomously 

- Excellent knowledge of English  Excellent knowledge of Italian


Application: Please download the Personal History Form (PHF) at: Complete the P11 in English and send it, along with a motivation letter also in English, by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please quote position title in the subject line. Incomplete or late applications will not be taken into account. Acknowledgements shall only be sent to candidates short-listed for an interview.


Remunaration/Benefit: no remuneration preview, but there some benefits. The Food and Transportation Allowance will be the equivalent of 10% of the Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) of the duty station and be based on 30 calendar days. It must not exceed the equivalent of USD 1000 per month, normally payable in local currency. Until such date, interns will not financially remunerated by UNHCR. Costs and arrangements for travel including travel arrangements to and from the location where the internship will be carried out, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibilities of interns or their sponsoring institutions.



There is no expectation of employment at the end of the internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions in UNHCR during the period of internship and for a period of six months following the end of their internship. Interns may be hired as individual contractors without a break in service, provided they have the required qualifications and professional experience. 

In order to be considered eligible for an internship, the following criteria must be fulfilled: o Be a recent graduate (12 months) or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from an university or higher education facility accredited by UNESCO.

Please note that candidate must have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant to the position. 

An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship. - UNHCR interns shall accumulate 1.5 leave days per month of continuous service and may take leave following the agreement of the supervisor. In case of absence due to illness, interns shall be granted up to two days of sick leave per month of service. For sick leave of three or more consecutive work days, a medical certificate issued by a qualified medical practitioner must be produced. The manager shall inform local HR Unit/Administration about any prolonged and/or continuous sick leave of the intern. In situations when the sick leave entitlement for the entire contract period is exhausted, the internship agreement shall come to an end. - Interns will be entitled to a Food and Transportation Allowance which will be effective starting from 01/06/2018.






The world of journalism and broadcasting is your passion? Would you like to work for one of the world's largest information companies? This is the opportunity for you, apply now!


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Organization: Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Turner Broadcasting System, a division of Time Warner. CNN was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner as a 24-hour cable news channel. Upon its launch, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and was the first all-news television channel in the United States


Duty Station: London


Deadline: Open


Open to: Students possessing the requirements


Job Description: Selected candidates will be required to perform the following tasks:


For “News Internship” position:

Primary responsibilities include research, fact-checking, transcribing footage, assisting on shoots, contributing story and show ideas, attending planning and creative meetings and sourcing images and footage


For “Digital Internship” position:

Responsibilities include research, producing content in the CMS and assisting the team on the homepage and other platforms. There may be opportunities to write


Requirements: Ideal candidates must have the following requirements:

For “News Internship” position:

Candidates should be detail-orientated, have strong writing and research skills, the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and have the confidence to pitch story ideas and potential guests to show producers


For “Digital Internship” position:

The successful candidate will have a strong and broad knowledge of international affairs, understand digital journalism (including SEO and social), have a meticulous eye for detail and be able to work under pressure


Salary: not specified


Application Process: To be able to apply, you must download the specific location form to which you want to access and send the documentation to the indicated mail. Modules for different positions and their mail can be found directly on the vacancy page (see "Useful Links")


Useful Links:

Vacancy Page

CNN Official Website


Useful Contacts:

CNN Contact Page


Edited by Gregory Marinucci

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"The challenge of education and communication in Palestine"

How the Embassy of Palestine in Italy is trying to face with occupation problem and society issues

Carolina Zincone works at the Embassy of Palestine in Italy as a responsible of media and communication. In this role she aims to raise awareness on what’s going on in Palestine. In fact she said that: It is crucial to know”. Her first aim is to spread knowledge on the situation in Palestine. The difficult they find in communication is the unfair game of other ambassadors; very often when it is an initiative organised by an NGO, for example Gaza and West Bank, the communication of the other states is strong and direct. She thinks instead that it is important to let people know what’s going on and not to forbid other people initiatives. She said: “The problem is that you try to communicate but then there is a sort of censorship of what you do”.

She talks in particular about education and what problems students have to face with everyday such as army aggression, school demolition and several unjustified attacks, but the main problem is the occupation that causes students difficulties not only in their studies but also in their lives because they lost their parents and friends , who were killed by occupants.

What the Embassy does, is not simply talking about people that have been killed or people that have been arrested, they want to say that the Palestinian people have many things that could be considered, they have a lot to say and to show and this occupation is an obstacle to this , and they shouldn’t be considered only as victims.

 About her work, Carolina Zincone was firstly a volunteer of UN , she said volunteering is a great experience , very interesting , they try to listen to your wishes, try to send you to place that you’re interested in and ask you to do things that you are suitable for. It is really interesting because you are in touch with local population we learn many things and I suggest to anyone interested in the work of international organisations should try to have this experience.

So it is important to know and be aware of what it is going on, in order to find out solutions and to give help. It is important to get information about conflicts around the world and to try to solve them with the aim of respect human rights and dignity.


Valeria Passaro

Emerson Caetano

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