INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION (Digital Communications), I (Temporary Job Opening) International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals
Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship is located in the Web Unit of the External Relations Office in the Mechanism ’ s Registry in The Hague, reporting to the Public Information Officer (Digital Communications. The Web Unit supports both Branches of the Mechanism, providing web design and support for social media campaigns in addition to dealing with ad hoc requests and specific project work such as digital exhibitions and special sections.
The above job opening will be valid for one year and candidates will be selected on a rolling basis. Please indicate your preferred internship period in your cover letter.
The International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals ("Mechanism") is mandated to perform a number of essential functions previously carried out by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda ( “ ICTR ” ) and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ( “ ICTY ” ). In carrying out these essential functions the Mechanism maintains the legacies of these two pioneering ad hoc international criminal courts and strives to reflect best practices in the field of international criminal justice.
- Assist Web Unit staff in updating the Mechanism websites, including page-level content, official documents and other requested updates.
- Assist in digital communications campaign planning
- Develop text and research imagery for social media posts
- Create weekly web and social media campaign analytics reports
- Assist in developing multimedia content, such as graphics, photography and audio/video editing
- Assist in the creation of the daily media monitoring report
- Assist in general external relations activities, as required
- Other duties as assigned by the Public Information Officer (Digital Communications).
- Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations. Demonstrates commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work
- Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
- Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others ’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
- Creativity – Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “ outside the box ” . Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
- Technological Awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology. thinks “ outside the box ” . Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Candidates for internships in the Web Unit of the External Relations section are required to be enrolled in, or have completed in the last 12 months, a relevant diploma/degree programme in communications, journalism, multimedia studies or similar. Knowledge of major social media platforms is required. Some competency in using Web Content Management systems is desirable, (experience in Drupal is an asset). Knowledge of photography and/or audio/visual production is an asset. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
Do you have knowledge of major social media platforms?
Do you have experience with Web Content Management systems is desirable, (experience in Drupal is an asset)?
English and French are the working languages of the Mechanism. For this post excellent written and oral English is required. Knowledge of French or B/C/S (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) is an asset.
Please note internships are unpaid. IRMCT interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. Interns must therefore be able to cover their costs of travel, insurance, accommodation, as well as living expenses during the internship period. External sources of funding may be available please also check our website. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.
Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit written authorization of the Chief of Human Resources of the IRMCT. Interns are bound by the same duties and obligations as staff members, and the information to which an intern has access in the course of the internship must not be divulged to external parties. Each prospective intern must sign the Acceptance and Undertaking Form to indicate their understanding and acceptance of this stipulation.
There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations or the IRMCT upon completion of the internship.
ALL of the documents listed below are required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Due to the number of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Interested applicants must attach ALL of the following documents to each UN Careers portal application submitted via https:careers.un.org:
1. A cover letter including an available start and end date for the internship.
2. Two letters of recommendation preferably from academic or professional referees;
3. Copies of university/law studies transcripts (including courses taken and grades received.)