Location: Bonn, Germany
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the
political process to address Climate Change. The Convention secretariat supports the Convention and
its Kyoto Protocol through a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to
The Communications and Outreach (CO) programme is responsible for external communications,
media relations, online public information and outreach to stakeholders in support of the Convention
and the Kyoto Protocol. The programme leads the public advocacy work of the Climate Change
Secretariat and the strategic high-level engagement of stakeholders involved in the development of
climate change policies. The programme supports the communications and outreach work of the
secretariat and will seek to increase the number of outreach partnerships, in particular with the private
sector and other key stakeholders, with a view to facilitating enhanced action under the Convention.
Objectives of the internship assignment
Assist the CO programme in ensuring the timeliness and quality of the secretariat’s digital content and
supporting activities in English, both for the secretariat’s Newsroom and for social media.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Assist in the preparation of written content for the UNFCCC Newsroom in English;
- Prepare new and update existing written outputs such as featured articles, blog posts, Tweets, Facebook/ LinkedIn/ Instagram posts, to reflect UNFCCC negotiations and to showcase climate action around the world;
- Assist with targeted social media campaigns and prepare social media kits, including web cards and draft messages, for sharing within the wider UN system and relevant NGOs and agencies.
- Assist in ensuring the continuous monitoring and maintenance of the secretariat’s English language portal, keeping it up to date by writing about news and events, and creating announcements and features;
The internship is for three months, within the period between 04 April 2016 and 31 December
2016. The exact three-month period will be determined based on the availability of the intern and the
needs of the programme. There is the possibility of an extension, subject to the intern’s on-going
university enrolment and performance.
Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a Master’s programme at
a recognized university at the time of application and for the duration of the internship. Candidates
must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and have strong writing skills. Studies in the field of
public policy, public relations or journalism are preferred.
Candidates who are interested in this assignment and meet the minimum requirements are encouraged
to send their curriculum vitae and a cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line:
“Application: Internship, Communications English Newsroom and Social Media.” Due to the high
number of applications, only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for a telephone
interview. Closing date for application: 29 February 2016