Internship: Communication Intern (Human Resources)

UN Children's Fund, New York, United States
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Job Summary

Job Description

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.


For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.


We work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.


And we never give up.


For every child, a chance


The Division of Human Resources (DHR) is located in headquarters in New York, United States. Under the supervision, and guidance of the Human Resources (HR) Manager, the HR and Communication intern of the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) will be responsible for providing support to the team to enhance talent management initiatives, with emphasis on producing communication-related materials and providing support to the Outreach component of sourcing.


Modality: Paid – Fulltime


Tentative start date: 16 December 2019


Duration: 3 months (with possibility of extension)


How can you make a difference?


The HR and Communication Intern will be part of the HRBP, Emergencies Cone of the DHR. S/he will support the Emergencies Cone in the development and successful implementation of HR initiatives related to recruitment and deployment of staff in emergency country offices.


We are looking for a dynamic HR and Communication Intern to support in the following areas:



Engage in employer branding and sourcing activities to attract candidates externally and internally:


Support the Sourcing Team in the implementation of the Outreach Strategy for fast-track recruitment:

Design, host and maintain a standardized Outreach documents library (for internal use);

Develop new and update existing communication templates (for internal use);

Develop communication materials to promote positions in emergency contexts (e.g. FAQs, advertisement texts, summary of entitlements and benefits in emergency contexts).

Support the Sourcing Team in the implementation of the Communication Plan for surge support:

Produce multimedia/digital content to promote the Humanitarian Questionnaire internally (e.g. presentations, FAQs, articles, infographics and other visuals).

Support the Sourcing Team in developing innovative tools to measure success in Outreach activities.

Successfully source and attract passive external talent.

Support the HRBP in developing and updating website content.


Work in close coordination with the Sourcing Team on all recruitment and placement processes:


Support the Sourcing Team with transactional recruitment-related activities:

Draft requisitions and vacancy announcements in the Talent Management System for positions;

Advertise vacancies per the job profiles/Terms of Reference (ToRs);

Review applications and prepare candidate matrix and initial shortlists based on the selection criteria;

Record and maintain recruitment files, ensuring all necessary documentation has been completed in the Talent Management System.

Support the Sourcing Team with HR Analytics.


Support in other projects as defined with the supervisor.


To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…


Be enrolled in an advanced/undergraduate university degree (master’s or higher) in Communications, Human Resources, Social Sciences, Information Technology, Information Management, International Relations or any other related/relevant field.

Have a relevant background in communication and design. Knowledge of/familiarity with HR matters is considered a strong asset.

Be proficient with relevant computer systems and applications (knowledge of MS Office is required – Excel, Word and Power Point, in particular; knowledge of web-based applications such as SharePoint or Power BI is considered a strong asset).

Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop highly desired.

Have strong analytical and drafting skills.

Have effective communication skills both written and oral.

Have the ability to work independently and proactively in a fast-paced environment.

Be self-motivated, detail-oriented, have good organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.

Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.

Demonstrate creative problem-solving skills.

Be fluent in English. Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian) is an asset.