UNCTAD - Multimedia - Graphic Designer Internship, Communications and External Relations, Office of the Secretary-General
United Nations
vor 5 Tg.


The intern will be working with a team of highly motivated graphic designers. Under the overall supervision of a senior staff, the intern will be requested to provide support to the ongoing work of CER.

Duties may include, but are not limited to :

  • Assists with the preparation, editing and graphic design of various written documents, e.g. news items, web banners, meetings logos, etc.
  • Supports the design of digital and multimedia content (logos, factsheets, infographics, short animations, videos) to improve UNCTAD’s creative storytelling
  • Contributes to brainstorming and to developing ideas to visually tell UNCTAD’s stories and highlight the results of our work in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and UNCTAD's objective of delivering Prosperity for All .
  • Research for the visualization / iconography of trade and development topics and issues based on current communication trends and campaigns in similar fields
  • Assists in creating graphic and animated content to be posted on unctad.org and UNCTAD’s social media channels.
  • Sets-up, produces and edits video interviews and highlight videos.
  • Creates short animated videos.
  • Shoots and edits still photographs of UNCTAD events and meetings.
  • More generally, interns shall :

    1. Observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions, procedures and directives of the Organization notwithstanding their status as described in section 4 of the UN Internship Programme Administrative Instructions ST / AI / 2000 / 9 & ST / AI / 2005 / 11.

    2. Provide the receiving departments / offices with a copy of all materials prepared by them during the internship. The UN shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material which bears a direct relation to or is made in consequence of, the services provided under the internship.

    At the request of the UN, the interns shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to the UN in compliance with the requirements of the applicable law.

  • 3. Respect the impartiality and independence required of the UN and of the receiving department / office and shall not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to the UN;
  • 4. Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in the receiving department / office, they may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government or any other external source any information which has become known to them by reason of their association with the UN or the receiving department / office, that they know or ought to have known has not been made public.

    They may not use any such information without the written authorization of the appropriate official, and such information may never be used for personal gain.

    These obligations also apply after the end of the internship with the UN.

    5. Refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on the UN or on the receiving department / office and will not engage in any activity which is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the UN.


    Communication : Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.

    Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.

    Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Teamwork : Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

    Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Creativity : Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems. or meet client needs.

    Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box".

    Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.


    The United Nations Internship programme is intended to expose students or recent graduates to the United Nations in order to enhance their educational experience and to help them to gain experience in the work of the Organization.

    Therefore, applicants to the programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements :

  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent).
  • Additionally applicants should : Be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • and have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    For this position the candidate must :

  • Be computer literate in design software and standard video, including Adobe InDesign, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop;
  • Good knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite (Powerpoint, Word, Excel).
  • Good knowledge of online platforms and working collaborately online.
  • The University degree must be in the area of media, communications, graphic design and / or multimedia arts, journalism, marketing, public relations, international studies or closely related field.

    Work Experience

    No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


    Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is an asset.


    Candidates will be assessed based on their Personal History Profile (PHP). Individual interviews may be conducted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.

    A complete online application with 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 will you be graduating from the programme);
  • List the skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for the internship position.
  • Due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    Special Notice

    In the content of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises.

    Applicants must be prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

    Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations and are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they can incur.

    The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and / or illness incurred during an internship.

    Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing and acceptance of these conditions of service.

    There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations upon completion of the internship. Interns may not apply for or be appointed to any position in the Professional or above categories and for positions at the FS-6 and FS-7 levels in the Field Service category during the period of their internship and for the six months immediately following the expiration date thereof.

    A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations.

    An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member.

  • For purposes of this instruction, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild);
  • and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (son- or daughter-in-law)."Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child of the spouse of a parent of a staff member (that is, also half- and step-sibling).

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