The UN in Ukraine internship programme offers an outstanding graduate-level students and recent graduates from diverse academic backgrounds the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to the development issues and a first-hand impression of the day-to-day working environment in United Nation’s office in Ukraine. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various professional aspects. Interns are not financially remunerated by UN in Ukraine.
The UN Resident Coordinator is a designated representative of the Secretary-General and aims to bring together different resident and non-resident UN agencies, funds and programmes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operational activities at a country level. Working closely with national governments, Resident Coordinators advocate for the interests and mandates of the UN while drawing on the support and guidance of the entire United Nations family.
The important role of the RC in responding to national needs and priorities will include supporting the Government’s efforts for a coordinated, multidisciplinary response aimed at implementation and monitoring of assistance strategies and programmes.
Objective of the internship: Based in Kyiv, the intern is expected to assist the UN Public Information Officer in the Resident Coordinator’s office in Ukraine to develop and strengthen the whole range of communications activities, focusing on media and social media campaigns around the launch of public reports, International Days and other relevant dates. The intern will obtain an excellent opportunity to deepen his/her knowledge about the UN operations in Ukraine, communications strategy on social and sensitive issues.