Social Media Intern, Health Director’s Office, Programme Group, New-York HQ – On site/21 weeks

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. 

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. 

And we never give up. 

For every child, every right

Under the primary supervision of the Sr. Advisor Partnerships, the Social Media Intern will support the Global Heath Team in developing and implementing an integrated social media communication strategy and related content in support of global health priorities.

How can you make a difference? 

The intern shall support UNICEF in fulfilling its mission to ensure the health and well-being of every child. Daily responsibilities of the intern will depend on the individual’s background and duties may include but are not limited to assisting with developing and coordinating the UNICEF Health’s social media accounts for daily postings.

Under the primary supervision of the Sr. Advisor Partnerships, the Social Media Intern’s duties will include the following: 

  • Plan, create, and curate social media content on a daily basis, maintain and update weekly editorial calendars, collect and collate multimedia information from different departments; –
  • Monitor various sources for new content and information about what is happening in and around the UN related to child, adolescent and maternal health any given week; –
  • Create visuals, quote cards and other materials as requested using online tools (such as Canva or Adobe Photoshop); –
  • Attend press conferences and events to gather quotes, take photos and videos which can be used in social media posts; –
  • Draft posts for Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn; –
  • Research trends and posts from partners and suggest retweets/reposts; monitor the social media accounts for followers’ comments and questions, –
  • Research latest social media trends for the visualization and communication of child health related topics/issues; assist the Office of the Director’s team in researching iconography in the Office’s image databases and online using the Office’s photo library; research concepts for campaigns and introduce ideas through clear visual and verbal presentations; respond to day to day requests for drafting posts and creating engaging visuals, graphics, videos for the Office’s social media channels, –
  • Support special events as needed; and perform other related duties requested by the supervisor, as appropriate. 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… 

Meet one of the following requirements:

  1. be enrolled in, or have completed within the past 2 years, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); 
  2. be enrolled in, or have completed within the past 2 years, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Interested candidates must be pursuing or pursued their degree in areas related to this Job Opening such as, Public Health, Public Policy, Communications or in related fields.

In addition, interested candidates must: 

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point); 
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and, 
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. 
  • Language – English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Work Modality: Full time / On-site

Recommended candidate will be asked to provide the following documents: 

  • Letter of verification from the college or university that the intern is currently enrolled in an graduate or undergraduate school. It should also state the expected graduation date. Recent graduates are allowed until 2 years after degree completion. 
  • Copy of their most recent official transcript showing excellent academic performance 
  • Copy of Identification Card (ID) 
  • One letter of signed recommendation on letterhead or from professional email address 
  • Certification of health insurance coverage for the full duration of the internship 

Benefits to Intern: In accordance to UNICEF’s guidelines, interns will be paid a stipend. The intern will gain deeper understanding of UNICEF’s Global Health Programme 2022-25, and the programme’s global communication and advocacy efforts.

For every Child, you demonstrate… 

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships(2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness(3)Drive to achieve results for impact(4)Innovates and embraces change(5) Manages ambiguity and complexity(6)Thinks and acts strategically(7)Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.


UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promote the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. 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.



UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children. 

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. 

Advertised: 02 Jul 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 17 Jul 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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