Communication Intern

Cairo | Cairo

Specific Assignment:

Under the overall supervision of the UNODC Regional Representative for the Middle East and North Africa and direct supervision of the Advocacy Officer/Translator, the intern will gain first-hand knowledge and expertise in UNODC activities relating to communications, advocacy, media, with a specific focus on maintaining and updating ROMENA website.

Daily Assignments:

  • Media Monitoring: monitor traditional and online media for stories related to UNODC mandates and produce daily media reports

  • Support content creation for the ROMENA website (e.g. press releases, articles and web stories related to ROMENA activities/events);

  • Support the preparation of UNODC newsletter, brochures, etc

  • Assist in report launches and media enquiries, including media outreach

  • Assist in proofreading and/or translation

  • Assist in organizing meetings, seminars and events to promote wider cooperation with donors, foundations, the private sector and government partners

  • Undertake any other task as assigned by the supervisor.


Applicants should be enrolled in post graduate university or have completed a university degree no more than one year ago in journalism, communications, media studies, political and social sciences, economics, international relations, law, marketing, public administration, or other relevant programmes relevant to the mandate of UNODC.

  • Some experience in writing for the web and translation is desirable.

  • Good writing skills

  • Strong interest in working in the UN system, particularly on drug- and crime-related issues

  • Be creative and proactive

  • General IT competence and command of main office software programmes

  • Internet research skills, ability to handle and interpret data;

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and a strong team working capacity

  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic with fluency in speaking, reading and writing. Working knowledge of French is an asset.

To apply, students interested in UNODC internship programme should submit:
• A brief application letter indicating their areas of interest
• Proof of continuing studies (i.e. a letter of confirmation from a university)
• A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• A cover letter in English (150-250 words) outlining their reasons for doing an internship.
• Proof of Health Insurance coverage in Egypt.

Interested should email their application to

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Location: Cairo | Cairo
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication
    • Communication
    • Communication
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-31

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