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ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems. ITU also organizes global Telecom events bringing together the most influential representatives of government and the private sector to exchange ideas and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Date of Issue: 13 April 2021
Application closed / under review
Applications from women are encouraged
Functions: Unpaid Internship - Social Media Intern
Deadline for Applications (23.59 Geneva CH) : 27 April 2021 Duration of Contract:  6 months (Starting ASAP)  
Type of Appointment: Internship Duty Station:  Remote/home based, Various
Grade: To be defined / Other
The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) of the Union which deals mainly with ICT-focused development policies, strategies and programmes, as well as technical cooperation activities, to promote digital inclusion and drive digital transformation at community, country and regional levels. To effectively and efficiently serve the needs of ITU members, BDT is organized into four functional areas:
  • Office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department
  • Partnerships for Digital Development Department
  • Digital Networks & Society Department
  • Digital Knowledge Hub Department

  •  Duties / Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Head of the Communications and Promotion Service, the intern will:
    • Write engaging posts and ensure regular updates on social media and support with production of other content for social media.
    • Handle personal communications with fans and followers.
    • Keep up to date on new social media tools, best practice and how other organizations and companies are using them in order to identify new campaigning opportunities.
    • Analyze social media analytics and provide periodic reports on readership, visibility and impact of the social media channels of the ITU.
    • Assist the ITU's global TikTok account in terms of optimizing social media strategy, content creation, content editing, data collection (comments, tags, likes).
    • Assist with other related tasks as needed.
  • Knowledge of social media/marketing.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Qualifications required
    University degree in communications, marketing, journalism, digital communications international relations.
    No work experience required.
    Additional Information:
    This internship will be conducted remotely.

    Please note that a non-remunerated Internship position at ITU does not carry the same conditions of employment as a Short-term or a Fixed-term position. Mandatory Medical Insurance, travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or sponsoring institutions.

    Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for written test. Interviews may be used as a form of screening.

    For further information concerning the Conditions of Employment please click the following link
    Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration
    Application closed / under review

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