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Job title:                           Communications Intern

Location:                          Ankara, Turkey

Full/Part-time:                Full-time (approximately 40 hours per week)

Duration:                          3 months (20 May to 20 August 2021) 


The Position: Under the direct supervision of the Communication Expert, the intern will support the visibility and communications activities of UNFPA Turkey CO especially in content creation of social media and UNFPA Turkey website.

A work-plan with achievements for the duration of the Internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon. Periodic progress meetings will lead to a beneficial environment for the Intern enhancing her/his skills and capacity in areas related to UNFPA’s mandate.


About UNFPA and How You Can Make a Difference: UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands choices and possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results. We need interns who are exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.


You would be responsible for:

The intern will be:

  • Assisting in generating social media content in Turkish and English for UNFPA Turkey accounts,
  • Supporting designing infographics, photo-video posts for social media,
  • Assisting in creating captions for social media and website in Turkish and English,
  • Supporting producing and editing videos for social media,
  • Assisting in translating and editing web articles in Turkish and English,
  • Reviewing social media accounts for any UNFPA related content and reporting them to the Communication Expert
  • Supporting reviewing current photography and video assets, selecting highest quality pieces and archiving appropriately for easy access
  • Assisting in maintaining and updating existing digital asset management system
  • Assisting in preparing donor requested report(s),
  • Performing any other tasks, as required.


Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.

Interns should also meet the following requirements:

  • Expressed interest in the field of communications
  • Demonstrable experience in social media communications
  • Proven knowledge in graphic design
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English
  • Full computer literacy (Microsoft Applications)
  • Ability to adapt to new environment and to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds
  • Basic photography skills, as well as an interest in photography, is an asset


Learning Elements:

Upon completion of the assignment, and depending on its duration, the Intern will gain the following knowledge assets:

  1. Understand the UNFPA mandate and policies.
  2. Understand UNFPA programmes and communication activities
  3. Learn UN technical language, working procedures, and coordination mechanisms
  4. Create content for UNFPA’s website and social media accounts
  5. Manage data, documents, correspondence and reports
  6. Write and formulate substantive documents
  7. Network with UN colleagues
  8. Work experience as a team member in a multicultural setting


Financial Aspects:

Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA. The costs associated with an intern's participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. However, they receive a stipend to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, if not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme. The amount of the stipend varies according to the duty station. In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins. UNFPA does not provide medical insurance for interns.


How to Apply:

Interested candidates, please email a "United Nations Personal History Form (P-11)" and an "Internship Application Form" to indicating position reference code of UNFPATR/COMINTERN/2021 no later than 7 May 2021. 


Applications sent without indicating the Position Reference Code in the e-mail subject will not be considered.


Only fully completed applications sent before the deadline will be considered and reviewed.


Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.