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Communication Intern


Communication Intern
Duty Station:
Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline :
31 December 2016

UN Office on Drugs and Crime Closing Date : 2016-12-31
Duty Station : Cairo, Egypt

Organization: UN Office on Drugs and Crime
Country: Egypt
Closing date: 31 Dec 2016

Specific Assignment:

Under the overall supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa and direct supervision of the Advocacy Officer/Translator, the intern will gain first-hand knowledge and expertise in UNODC activities relating to communications, advocacy, media, with a specific focus on maintaining and updating ROMENA website.

Daily Assignments:

Media Monitoring: monitor traditional and online media for stories related to UNODC mandates and produce daily media reports

Support content creation for the ROMENA website (e.g. press releases, articles and web stories related to ROMENA activities/events);

Support the preparation of UNODC newsletter, brochures, etc

Assist in report launches and media enquiries, including media outreach

Assist in proofreading and/or translation

Assist in organizing meetings, seminars and events to promote wider cooperation with donors, foundations, the private sector and government partners

Undertake any other task as assigned by the supervisor.


Applicants should be enrolled in post graduate university or have completed a university degree no more than one year ago in journalism, communications, media studies, political and social sciences, economics, international relations, law, marketing, public administration, or other relevant programmes relevant to the mandate of UNODC.

Some experience in writing for the web and translation is desirable.

Good writing skills

Strong interest in working in the UN system, particularly on drug- and crime-related issues

Be creative and proactive

General IT competence and command of main office software programmes

Internet research skills, ability to handle and interpret data;

Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and a strong team working capacity

Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic with fluency in speaking, reading and writing. Working knowledge of French is an asset.
How to apply:

To apply, students interested in UNODC internship programme should submit:
A brief application letter indicating their areas of interest
Proof of continuing studies (i.e. a letter of confirmation from a university)
A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
A cover letter in English (150-250 words) outlining their reasons for doing an internship.
Proof of Health Insurance coverage in Egypt.

Interested should email their application to hregypt@unodc.org