UN Strategic Communications Internship In Denmark, 2017

UN Strategic Communications Internship In Denmark, and applications are submitted till 25 September 2016   Applications are invited for UN Strategic Communications Internship programme in Copenhagen.. The internship is for six months and the start date is in October 2016. It is a fulltime role with working hours starting from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week). Please note that the terms of internship as defined by UNHCR practice, preclude payment of any kind.  Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Denmark (UN City, Copenhagen)

Level: Internship

Field(s): Strategic Communications Internship

Deadline: 25 September 2016 

Funded By: UNHCR, The UN Refugee Agency 

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): UN Strategic Communications Internship is targeted for International applicants

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: The internship is for six months and the start date is in October 2016. It is a fulltime role with working hours starting from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (40 hours per week). Please note that the terms of internship as defined by UNHCR practice, preclude payment of any kind. 

Scholarship covers: Is this paid internship? UN Strategic Communications Internship

s full time. Interns must have full insurance coverage during the entire internship and provide evidence of this.


UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting rights and building a better future for refugees, forcibly 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 teams are in the field in over 125 countries, using their expertise to protect and care for nearly 55 million people.

The internship will be placed with UNHCR’s Strategic Communications team, which sits within the Department of External Relations (DER) and serves departments both within DER and in the wider organisation. This exciting internship is a unique opportunity to gain experience in communication and media monitoring as well as experience working within the UN system.

Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a dynamic and proactive team player, with a strong interest in communication and refugee issues, to complete a six-month internship within UNHCR’s Strategic Communications team.

The Strategic Communications team provides quantitative and qualitative data insights, research, key learnings and evaluation materials related to UNHCR’s internal and external communications.

The intern will assist with research and analytic assignments as well as administrative tasks.

The Strategic Communications Intern will be expected to:

  • Assist in the completion of weekly and monthly communication reports. These will span across traditional media, social media and digital engagement.
  • Assist in developing Strategic Communication’s visual identity, improving the design and layout of reports and other documents. 
  • Use our various media monitoring software tools to provide data insights to colleagues across the world. Training will be provided. 
  • Assist in the development of new and ad-hoc reports. Research, compile and file relevant media coverage of UNHCR. 
  • Assist with updating and administering various databases. Provide any other required support, including admin support to the team’s three permanent staff. 


The ideal candidate for UN Strategic Communications Internship will:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, for example Communication and Media Studies, Refugee and Forced Displacement Studies, Migration Studies and Social Sciences. 
  • Have strong research and organizational skills. This includes a good understanding of qualitative and quantitative research methods. 
  • Be a strong communicator with fluency in English, including advanced writing and editing skills. Additional languages are desirable, but not essential. 
  • Have advanced experience using the Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and Powerpoint). Advanced experience using Microsoft Excel is particularly important as this is the primary tool we use to process data.
  • Have experience with web analytics tools such as Google Analytics. 
  • Have a strong understanding of social media. Have strong design and document formatting skills. Experience using Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is desirable, but not essential. 
  • Show a genuine desire to learn and adapt. 
  • Have good inter-personal skills and be a keen team-player. 


‣ Interviews are scheduled to take place in November.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation and CV, including testimonials/degrees/certificates to DENCODERHR@unhcr.org indicating Strategic Communications internship” in the subject of the email. 

‣ Internship Applications are due on 25 September 2016 

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about UN Strategic Communications Internship


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