Communications Internship in UNHCR, Sweden

Deadline: 29 May 2020
Open to: applicants who have degree in communication, media studies, journalism, political science, international relations, development studies, or migration studies
Benefits: USD 1,000 per month

Description

The Communications & Public Information Unit in UNHCR’s Regional Representation for Northern Europe (covering the Nordics and the Baltics) is currently recruiting an intern to its office in Stockholm, where he/she will be responsible to producing content about UNHCR events, stories on good integration practices, or interviewing refugees for our website, as well as updating and maintaining our Regional UNHCR websites; developing media formats and content to keep pace with the latest in digital and communication trends, as well as exploring new ideas to communicate and advocate UNHCR’s key messages, including on social media; monitoring, tracking, and analyzing refugee issues in print, broadcast, and digital media (including social media); and other tasks. The available starting date is on 1 September 2020, for a period of four to six months.

Eligibility

– A degree in communication, media studies, journalism, political science, international relations, development studies, or migration studies;
– Fluency in written and spoken English and a language of the region;
– Good knowledge of refugee issues in the Nordic region, including the political context;
– Strong writing skills; and
– Experience writing for a public audience (e.g.: newspaper articles, student journalism, local association or group, a blog, etc.) is very desirable, as well as strong skills and experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

Benefits

Interns may be eligible for funding through scholarships available by universities, or other external sources and are encouraged to look into this. A food and transportation allowance of maximum USD 1,000/ month is available for un-sponsored interns.

How to apply?

Your application consists of three documents, written in English:

– A one-page letter of motivation;
– A copy of your up-to-date CV; and
– A completed UNHCR Personal History Form, which must be downloaded at the internship position’s website.

Please submit your application via email, including in the subject line “Internship Application”. Feel free to submit a few examples of your writing in either English or a language of our region. Send your application to Tilda Norsten to the following email address: [email protected].

For more information, please visit the official web page.