Posted On: October 5, 2012
Media Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.
UNHCR is looking for an intern with a background in journalism, communications, media relations, social media, multi-media skills, including video editing, sound editing and some content creation for the web. Training will be provided, however, it is preferable that applicants have some multi-media/new media skills in advance.
NYU's Office of Career Service will not approve this internship for credit.
Applications must be complete or they will not be considered. Please send resume, cover letter and brief writing sample and dates of availability to the Internship Coordinator, UNHCR, 1775 K St., NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, Fax: 202-296-5660, Email: USAWAINT@unhcr.org In your cover letter, please enter the subject line “Media and Communications Internship Spring 2013”.