Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR

Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR

Job Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Type: Full-time Internship
Date Posted: 7 Days Ago
Job Requisition ID: JR2443646
Hardship Level: H (no hardship)
Family Type: Family
Target Start Date: 26-Aug-2024
Job Posting End Date: 25-Jun-2024

Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR
Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR



Organizational Context

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is a global organization committed to saving lives, protecting rights, and building a better future for asylum seekers, refugees, returnees, internally displaced communities, and stateless people. Operating in over 130 countries, UNHCR leverages its extensive expertise to protect and care for millions worldwide.

UNHCR’s Global Communications Service (GCS) is dedicated to generating and maintaining public interest and support for forcibly displaced people, including refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and stateless individuals. GCS engages in strategic communications and content creation, utilizing multimedia tools to generate empathy, mobilize action, and lead the narrative. This is achieved through collaborations with other UN bodies, civil society actors, Goodwill Ambassadors, and high-profile supporters.

Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR

Position Overview

The intern will join the global Social Media Section, reporting to the Senior Social Media Officer. The role involves supporting the team with daily content research, copywriting, content production, and community management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily Social Media Outreach and Engagement: Assist with social media outreach and engagement activities.
  • Content Development: Research, compile, draft, and edit social media content under tight deadlines.
  • Visual Products: Assist in developing simple visual products for social media platforms.
  • Video Production: Assist in the production of social videos.
  • Planning and Scheduling: Support social media planning and scheduling using tools like Trello, Sendible, and native platform publishing tools.
  • Monitoring and Analysis: Assist in monitoring and analyzing statistics related to social media content.
  • Community Management: Assist with community management of social media accounts.
  • Reporting: Prepare internal summaries and reports, and support external presentations.
  • Idea Generation: Proactively contribute suggestions and ideas to enhance UNHCR’s social media use.
  • Support for International Days and Projects: Support social media content for international days and other key projects.
  • Event Support: Assist the Social Media Section during live events.
  • Project Coordination: Work closely with the Social Media team and relevant colleagues to ensure timely project completion and inquiry responses.
  • Time Management: Effectively manage time and priorities to meet responsibilities.
  • Additional Projects: Assist on Social Media Team projects as needed.
Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR
Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • Education: Degree in International Relations, Political Sciences, or a related field.
  • Social Media Understanding: Good understanding of social media platforms and the overall landscape.
  • Writing Skills: Experience in writing for social media audiences.
  • Commitment: Demonstrated commitment or strong interest in international relations, refugee issues, and humanitarian response.
  • Language Skills: Superior command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Social Instincts: Good “social instincts” for what online audiences respond positively to.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Excel; social media, and graphic design.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Education: Recent graduate (completed studies within one year of applying) or current student in a graduate/undergraduate program from a university accredited by UNESCO.
  • Academic Progress: Completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a relevant field.


The successful candidate will be based with the team in Geneva, Switzerland.


The internship is for six months, starting on 15 October 2024. It is a full-time role with working hours from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday (40 hours per week).

Allowance: Interns without financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to help cover the cost of food, local transportation, and living expenses.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The UNHCR workforce consists of diverse nationalities, cultures, languages, and opinions. UNHCR is committed to ensuring equal opportunities and an inclusive working environment for all its staff. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates, irrespective of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

No Recruitment Fee

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, travel, processing, or training).

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Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR
Internship Opportunity: Global Social Media Intern at UNHCR



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