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INTERN - Graphic Design/Data Visualization [Temporary

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United States  New York, United States
Internship, Arts/Creative/Design, English, French

Job Description:

The world looks to the (COMPANY NAME) for solutions to complex problems. Our 40,000 staff work to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and promote social progress, better living standards and human rights. To be effective in solving the world's problems, the (COMPANY NAME) needs a diverse workforce contributing to these solutions. The Office of Human Resources fosters a dynamic, adaptable, mobile workforce, with the highest level of competence and integrity, to effectively and efficiently serve the mandates of the Organization.

The UN offers an exciting diverse and inclusive workplace. This internship provides a unique opportunity to work with colleagues of diverse background to solve a variety of problems. We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join the Organization. If you are selected, you will join a global intern cohort and make a real impact by working on challenging and rewarding projects.

The internship position is located in Office of Human Resources (OHR). The Office fosters a dynamic, adaptable, mobile workforce with the highest level of competence and integrity to effectively and efficiently serve the mandates of the Organization.

The OHR internship is for three months with an opportunity for extension to no longer than six months, depending on the needs of the department. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work up to five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office where they are assigned.


he Office of Human Resources (OHR) is seeking a passionate young person who is an innovative doer and thinker and interested in making a difference for a better world.

Within delegated authority, the Graphic Design/Data Visualization intern may be responsible for the following duties:

*Create graphically engaging presentations and materials;
*Present visual concepts and ideas in a compelling and attractive manner;
*Assist with data visualization through graphs and maps;
*Update and curate content for social media outlets;
*Research, identify, and test tools and resources to support analysis of various data sources;
*Collect and analyze data and information;
*Generate infographics to support decision makers in their understanding workflows;
*Participate in information management discussions and the design of sustainable visualization solutions including templates and icons;
*Liaise with relevant in-house and external partners as necessary or requested by the Unit;
*Create branding material and engaging visual products for social media, public outreach campaigns, publications, conferences, events and meetings, in accordance with UN design standards and policies on schedule and delivered in a timely manner;
*Other activities and special projects as assigned.


*Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
*Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
*Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
*Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
*Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

*Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
*Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
*Places team agenda before personal agenda
*Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
*Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

*Actively seeks to improve programmes or services 
*Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs 
*Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas 
*Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box" 
*Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things 
*Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches


To qualify for an internship with the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

*Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

a)Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
b)Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent) in journalism, communications, media studies, filmmaking, international relations or related field.

*Be proficient at Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign; 
*Be proficient with data visualization tools and applications;
*Be proficient with Excel applications;
*Have knowledge of multimedia or web design and interactive media (web development, including hands-on knowledge of HTML/CSS, databases, webpages, scripting, programming, digital imaging, multimedia design, etc.); 
*Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the (COMPANY NAME) and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
*Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the (COMPANY NAME) during your internship.
Experience in conducting data analysis, including visualizing and validating data and social media is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the (COMPANY NAME). For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official (COMPANY NAME) language is an advantage.


Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the (COMPANY NAME). Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not United States citizens, permanent residents or not currently in the United States on a non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a G-4 visa. If already in the United States of America on another non-immigrant visa status other than G-4, interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization, allowing them to undertake the internship.

A completed online application (Cover Letter and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Letter must include:

*Title of degree you are currently pursuing
*Graduation date (when you will be graduating from the programme)
*Explanation of your interest in the (COMPANY NAME) Internship Programme
*Explanation of why you think you are the best candidate for this role

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, data analysis experience and software used, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

(COMPANY NAME) Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the (COMPANY NAME) if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term "sexual exploitation" means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term "sexual abuse" means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The (COMPANY NAME) places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The (COMPANY NAME) Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, (COMPANY NAME) staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the (COMPANY NAME) in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the (COMPANY NAME) including the Charter of the (COMPANY NAME), resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


Source: Company website
Posted on: 10 Jun 2021
Type of job: Internship
Industry: Government / Non Profit
Job duration: 3 months
Languages: English, French
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