Communications Intern

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 02 January 2024
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Hardship Level (not applicable for home-based)H (no hardship)

Family Type (not applicable for home-based)


Staff Member / Affiliate TypeInternship

Target Start Date2024-02-15

Job Posting End DateJanuary 15, 2024

Terms of ReferenceUNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is offering a full-time internship with the World Bank-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement under the Division of Resilience and Solutions at UNHCR Copenhagen.

Established in December 1950, UNHCR is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for asylum seekers, refugees, returnees, internally displaced communities and stateless people. Every year, millions of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. UNHCR currently operates in over 130 countries, using its long expertise to protect and care for millions.

Title: Communications Intern
Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 months (with the possibility of two monthโ€™s extension)
Contract Type: Internship
Expected Start Date: 15 February 2024

Organizational Context
The Joint Data Center is a collaboration between two multilateral institutions โ€“ the World Bank and UNHCR โ€“ joining efforts and expertise towards improving the quality and quantity of data for evidence-based policy decisions and responses to global forced displacement crises. The collaboration between the World Bank and the UNHCR builds on their on-going joint initiatives on forced displacement including analytical work and microdata collection.

The mission of the Center is to enhance the ability of stakeholders to make timely and evidence-informed decisions that can improve the lives of affected people. The Joint Data Center leverages partnerships and innovation in its focus on the collection, analysis, dissemination and use of primary microdata that enables policymaking, programming and research. This includes demographic and socioeconomic data, including on income, skills, education, health, and economic activity on refugees, internally displaced persons, stateless people, returnees, asylum seekers and host populations.

The position
The ideal candidate for this role is someone who understands data, is a natural communicator and has an interest in refugees or development. The person in this role will be responsible for ensuring that JDC social media channels are populated with content that is based on JDC research and data. It is critical that the person in this role can meet deadlines and multiple tasks. As part of a small team, they also need to be flexible in order to adapt to the varying needs of the unit.

Duties and responsibilities
โ€ข Editing and proof-reading technical documents covering data and economics
โ€ข Updating the Literature Review Database
โ€ข Supporting team members in the drafting and editing of social media content, presentations and web content
โ€ข Collaborating with team members to prepare and execute events, internal and external meetings
โ€ข Other tasks as needed

Minimum qualifications required
In order to be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria:
โ€ข Be either a recent graduate (having completed their studies within two years of applying) or a current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility accredited by IAU/UNESCO; and
โ€ข Have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies in a field relevant or of interest to the work of UNHCR.

NOTE: An individual whose father, mother, son, daughter, brother or sister is a staff member of UNHCR, including a Temporary Appointment holder or a member of the Affiliate Workforce, is not eligible for an internship.

Desirable qualifications and skills
โ€ข First Required Language is English at B2 level
โ€ข Hold a Bachelorโ€™s degree equivalent or higher in a subject such as Economics, Political Sciences, International Studies, Public Policy, Communications, Marketing or similar
โ€ข Have a demonstrated interest in forced displacement issues and/or experience working in this area
โ€ข Be able to work well independently as well as in an intercultural team; and
โ€ข Be available to work full time (40 hours per week) throughout the duration of the internship.
โ€ข Knowledge of social media tools and analytics
โ€ข Experience with Wordpress CMS

Location and Conditions
It is a full-time role with working hours starting from 8.30am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week). The successful candidate will be assigned to support the JDC team at UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Shortlisted candidates might be required to sit for a written test. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. No late applications will be accepted.

Depending on the circumstances, there is a possibility the successful candidate will perform certain duties remotely and/or from at home.

For non-EU candidates, D-visa needs to be obtained before traveling to Denmark which takes 4 to 6 weeks. The office will provide assistance on visa-related issues.

Allowance: Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to partially help to cover the cost of food, local transportation and living expenses.

Unless provided or paid by their sponsoring entities, UNHCR reimburses internsโ€™ travel costs to/from the duty station.

The UNHCR workforce consists of many diverse nationalities, cultures, languages and opinions. UNHCR seeks to sustain and strengthen this diversity to ensure equal opportunities as well as an inclusive working environment for its entire workforce.

Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

UNHCR does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application and interview).

We welcome applications from candidates with a refugee or stateless background.

Standard Job Description

Required Languages English


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โš ๏ธ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‹๐ข๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฐ: ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐š ๐ฃ๐จ๐› ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐๐Ž๐–!


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Additional Qualifications


EducationBachelor of Arts (BA): Communication, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Economics, Bachelor of Arts (BA): International Studies, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Marketing, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Political Science, Bachelor of Arts (BA): Public Policy


Work Experience

Other informationThis position doesn't require a functional clearance

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