Under the guidance and supervision of the responsible unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following activities:

-  assist in the content management of UNODC's website;

- translate documents and news articles from/to English or/and Spanish to/from Portuguese or/and Spanish, as well as press releases;

- supervise the work of volunteer translators and revise their translations;

-  gather news articles on themes of UNODC's mandates;

-  assist in the organization and dissemination of daily press clippings;

-  provide suport in the organization of communication files;

-  provide support in the organization of events;

-  participate in events and meetings when required;

-  assist in the management of press contacts; and

-  perform other duties as required.

The UNODC internship programme has as its purpose to expose selected young students to the work of the Organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of UNODC's goals, principles and activities. The internship programme provides on-the-job training for the participants; and in exchange for this experience, the interns are expected to contribute to the activities of the unit to which they are assigned.

Eligibility and criteria

1.  Eligibility to participate in the internship programme is open to persons who are currently  enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) or who are in their final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or have graduated with a university degree (first university degree, or second university degree or equivalent, or higher) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

2. In order to qualify for this assignment within the internship programme, students should be pursuing a degree in Journalism or Communication major, International Relations, Translation, Literature, History, or other related courses. They are also expected to have demonstrated a keen interest in the field of development

3- Advanced knowledge of English and Portuguese (written and spoken) is required.

4- Short-listed candidates may have to participate in a written assessment with questions in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

5- No remuneration of any kind is normally paid by UNODC to a person selected as an intern. Individuals are identified  and their interest and qualifications are matched with job descriptions presented.

6- UNODC advises students to apply only if they have an interest in further developing their abilities in the activities herewith proposed.

7- The intern candidate is required to obtain at his/her own expense adequate health insurance and to acknowledge that the internship does not imply the possibility of employment by the Organization.

8- The duration of an internship varies according to the nature of the internship and the academic requirements of the student, but it can not be longer than six months and the minimum duration is two months on a full-time basis or four months on a part-time basis.

Working hours: from 08:30 to 12:30 or from 13:30 to 17:30

Expected date of commencement: 30 October 2017

UNODC address: SCS Quadra 2. Ed. Serra Dourada, salas 410-418 - Brasília, DF


Please send your CV to recrutamento@unodc.org, with Internship - Communication in the subject.

The deadline for the submission of CVs is 15 October 2017.