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Internship – Communications Team
WFP Global Office Brussels
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking to fill an intern position in the Communications Team at the United Nations World Food Programme Office to the EU, based in Brussels, Belgium.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFICE:
The main objective of the WFP Brussels Office is to support country offices, regional bureaux, and HQ divisions in mobilizing funds from the European Union (EU). It is achieved by establishing and fostering partnerships with a number of EU institutions as well as providing technical support to WFP country offices during the negotiation, formulation, and management of EU contracts.
GENERAL INFORMATIONTitle of Post: Internship Supervisor: Communications Team Lead Unit: Communications Team Country: Belgium Duty Station: Brussels Duration of internship: 8 months Expected Start Date: July 2023
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCECurrently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate programme from a recognized university OR recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme) from a recognized university. University course attendance in the past 12 months.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:Strong writing and editing skills. Good at writing for social media and good overall digital skillset. Fast with spreadsheets and basic database work. Good graphic design skills and ability to quickly work with corporate brand templates. Good media literacy. Solid knowledge of the European Union.
Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C).
Under the direct supervision of the Communications Team lead, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be a key part of the supervision.
Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, WeLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate.
At the end of the assignment, the Intern should:Be able to produce a range of social media content that meets European Union visibility requirements. Have a good sense of the “Brussels Bubble” media landscape and its relevancy to WFP. Fully understand how organizations like WFP produce visibility material — from field offices and at the Brussels level — for partners like the EU.