UNFPA Communications Internship Programme for International Students in Namibia, 2018

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­United Nations Population Fund is inviting applications for Communications Internship programme in Windhoek, Namibia.

This internship will support UNFPA Namibia Country Office to implement strategic communication and branding to (a) end unmet demand for family planning; (b) end preventable maternal deaths; (c) end violence and harmful practices against women and girls and (d) end HIV new infection.

Interns must have strong communications skills: excellent listening skills and empathy, ability to write clearly and concisely. Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA. 

Field of Internship: The internship is awarded in the field of Communication.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider:
United Nations Population Fund
Internship can be taken in
Windhoek, Namibia

Eligibility: Interns should meet the following requirements:

  • Active enrolment in or completion of a university or similar educational programme in Communication, Journalism, Information Studies, Media Studies, Social Science, International development or any related field;
  • Interest in the field of development especially related to communication and branding.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English;
  • Strong communications skills: excellent listening skills and empathy, ability to write clearly and concisely
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software and other related software.
  • Demonstrable experience in media communications including social media.
  • Prior experience in the social development sector including non-government organizations, government development agencies and UN agencies, either via assignments or other internships, is an asset.
  • Ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds.
  • Integrity: exercising the appropriate discretion when working with confidential and sensitive matters and information

Internship Open for International Students: International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? No, Interns do not receive a salary or any other form of remuneration from UNFPA.  The costs associated with an intern’s participation in the programme must be assumed either by the nominating institution, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students, or by the students themselves, who will have to meet living expenses as well as make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and other requirements. In addition, applicants must have medical insurance for the duration of the internship. Proof of insurance will need to be submitted before the internship begins.

Internship Description: UNFPA is implementing a new Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and associated Business Model. The strategic plan reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA, the goal of which is universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, focusing on women, adolescents and youth. In accordance with the strategic direction of UNFPA and in line with General Assembly resolution 70/1 on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the strategic plan will seek to ensure that no one will be left behind and that the furthest behind will be reached first.

Number of awards offered: Numbers not given

Internship Duration: Internship duration is 3 months, with possibility for extension up to 6 months.

Notification: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview.

How to Apply: Interested candidates please submit your resume and cover letter to Ms. Leatishia Vries at recruitments.unfpa-at-gmail.com mentioning the application for “Internship on Innovation Project.”

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is May 6, 2018.

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