Communications and Public Engagement UNESCO Internship

Communications and Public Engagement UNESCO Internship

The Division for Communications and Public Engagement reports directly to the Office of the Director-General. The team oversees the implementation of the Organization’s communication strategy and ensures the coordination and delivery of communications (external and internal) to meet the sectors’ and Field Office’s needs. This includes the drafting and editing of content for the Organization’s website, press relations and press review, social media channels, communications campaigns, public events, media partnerships and publications.

Communications and Public Engagement UNESCO Internship
Communications and Public Engagement UNESCO Internship

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Communications and Public Engagement UNESCO Internship

Interns will have the opportunity to assist in the various projects of the Division and help assure visibility is given to all the Organization’s activities across multiple platforms, digital and traditional.

The work entrusted falls into one or more of the following domains:


Social media:

  • Assist in preparation for communication and social media campaigns. 
  • Assist in drafting and translation or editing of social media assets.
  • Assist in graphic design for social media and other digital platforms. 


  • Assist in the creation of new websites. 
  • Translation or editing of contents.
  • Assist in the drafting of technical and editorial documentation.
  • Upload of content on the website or other content management tools, such as Trello, etc.
  • Summary/analytical tasks, assessing audience and communications impact.


  • Translation of press releases and media advisories.
  • Preparation of daily press briefings.


  • Participate in shooting and post-production.
  • Organize and catalogue images.

Publishing and Branding: 

  • Provide editorial and technical assistance on publication projects.
  • Help in photo research and sourcing for publications and brochures.
  • Contribute to projects linked to promoting the UNESCO brand.

UNESCO Campuses: 

  • Assist in the organization of thematic on-site or online conferences-debates for middle and high school classes around the world, incl. liaising with attendees and administrative support.
  • Undertake research of schools around the world and contribute to the enrichment of a database.
  • Participate in the development of a communication strategy and preparation of contents for social networks and UNESCO Campus web page.

Green Citizens Initiative: 

  • Drafting of articles for the Green Citizens platform and Newsletter. 
  • Contribution to the improvement of the platform’s SEO for the digital communication of the campaign. 

UNESCO Courier (magazine):

  • Assistance in selecting, editing and publishing articles, pictures, videos via the new media. 
  • Review existing articles and assist with the translation and page layout online. 

Learning Objectives

Knowledge of project management and UNESCO actions
Application of communication techniques
Advanced web architecture
Strengthen writing skills
Use of design software
Use of Content Management
Handling Press relations

Required Qualifications


You must be at least 20 years old to apply.

Academic qualifications:

At the time of your application to the internship programme:

  • You are currently enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree, PhD, or equivalent, second university degree or higher).
  • You have recently graduated with a Master’s degree or PhD (or second degree as defined above), 12 months prior to the start of the internship.
  • Please note that candidates who have completed their full-time bachelor’s degree but are not enrolled in a graduate programme are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants in secretarial/assistant or technical/professional assignments must be enrolled in a secretarial school or in a specialized technical/professional institution, and must have reached the last year of their studies, or have recently graduated (within the last 12 months) from their school or institution.  

Desirable Qualifications

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Communication, Journalism, Digital Media, Translation, Intellectual Property Law, Environment.

Excellent knowledge of another UN official language (Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese).

Skills and Competencies
Good communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Strong writing skills.
Creativity, attention to detail.
Competency in photoshop.
Knowledge of Drupal.

Apply Here for the Communications and Public Engagement UNESCO Internship

Communications and Public Engagement UNESCO Internship

Communications and Public Engagement UNESCO Internship

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