Advocacy and Communications Intern

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UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


In Indonesia, UN Women works with government, civil society organizations, academia, the media, the public and private sectors to address national priorities of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Placing the advancement of women’s rights at the center of our work, UN Women Indonesia focuses on (1) Ending violence against women (2) Women’s economic empowerment (3) Governance, peace, and resilience.


As an Advocacy and Communications Intern, you will learn and contribute to the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media, and the public, as well as engagement across its digital platforms. The internship will provide excellent learning opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of UN Women communication strategies and methods, as well as insight into the challenges and current gender equality efforts in Indonesia. The Communications Intern promotes a client-oriented approach in UN Women.

Duties and Responsibilities

Advocacy and Communications

  • Support the communications team to develop communication materials such as presentations, templates, etc.
  • Assist the communications activities such as campaigns, events, launches, and media briefings.
  • Support the Country Office teams to identify and develop key external communication materials, including web articles, briefs, fact sheets, posters, videos, photography, infographics, etc.
  • Assist in media outreach, media inquiries, monitoring and maintaining press clippings of print and online media when UN Women is mentioned.
  • Support in maintaining library/ database of reference materials and photos and digital assets, as necessary


Social Media

  • Draft, prepare, and schedule content and posts for the social media accounts.
  • Research additional content (articles/ news/ posts) on women’s empowerment and gender equality and draft the post.
  • Assist in the creation of editorial workplan calendar.
  • Monitoring all social media channels and engaging audience as necessary.
  • Actively expand the network of followers.
  • Create, produce or support the production visual assets (quote cards, multi-media graphics, social media video etc.).
  • Supports the monthly reporting on reach, engagement and performance of social media campaigns and posts.



  • Support general administrative assignments and logistical requirements, as required.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


Learning objectives:

  1. Gain insight on strategies and approaches used in UN Women’s communication, visibility work, and advocacy on gender equality and women’s empowerment, and strategies for establishing and maintaining partnerships with various stakeholders.
  2. Gain experience and understanding of the work of the UN system and UN Women.
  3. The Intern will be provided with networking opportunity with various programme colleagues and participate in the workshop or seminars for learning purpose.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism


Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies.
  • Good understanding of production, graphic design, multimedia, and photography standards.
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms and social media outreach.
  • Good knowledge of local country media landscape.
  • Good communication, presentation, networking, and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats: online and offline.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Results driven, able to meet targets/deadline.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Meet one of the following:
  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  3. Be enrolled in a national service obligation programme of which the internship may form a part;
  4. Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within two-years of graduation;  
  5. Be enrolled in a professional traineeship program which is part of a postgraduate degree programme of which the internship may form part.



  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.



Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.


Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  



In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.


At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.  


If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.  


UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.  All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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