Communications and Public Information Interns The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is offering undergraduate and graduate-level students, preferably in the field of journalism, public relations, information and communications, an opportunity for an internship with its Regional Information Office in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) located in Bangkok, Thailand. During the internship, interns will work on a range of diverse topics related to public awareness, media and outreach, interact closely with staff members and are given responsibilities based on their experience and skills. Excellent written and spoken English is a requirement. Applicants must be willing to intern full-time for a period of not less than 3 months and not exceeding 6 months. The Communications Intern's responsibilities may include the following: Assisting the Regional Information Officer and other staff members in the timely delivery of materials and information to members of the media, and other key stakeholders; Assisting in organization and preparation for special events; Assisting with outreach programs and activities; Assisting with children, youth and civil society programs; Undertaking research for speeches and presentations; Preparing advocacy materials; Updating and maintaining mailing/contact lists for media and civil society Any other communications-related duties as required. Qualifications for a Communications Internship: Background in communications and/or journalism preferred; Excellent writing and editing skills; Strong research and analytical skills; Demonstrated interest in the environment; Computer literacy, especially with MS Word and Excel; Strong organizational skills and administrative capabilities; Ability to work creatively, independently and as a team member; Ability to work full time (35 hours a week); Attention to detail. Application Procedure Please click link below and fill out application form and return to: INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP/ROAP) 2nd Floor, Block A, UN Building Rajdamnern Avenue, Bangkok 10200 Tel: +66-2-2881871, Fax: +66-2-2803829 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Application Form: http://www.unep.org/roap/Portals/96/ROAP%20Internship%20Application2.doc Applications must include: A detailed CV or completed internship programme application form; (download form below) A written statement explaining why an internship with ROAP is being sought and what is expected from the experience, specific dates of availability and other information felt to be relevant Be currently enrolled in a third or fourth year of under-graduate, graduate or post-graduate programme, and will continue to be enrolled during the period of the internship and after. Send a letter of endorsement from his/her educational institution, attesting to the fact that he/she is currently a registered student and will continue to be enrolled for the period of the internship. A letter from any one of the following personnel is suggested: • Dean of Students or dean of faculty • Registrar • Placement officer Failure to provide a complete internship application may result in your application not being considered. For more information on UNEP/ROAP internship programme: http://www.unep.org/roap/AbouttheRegionalOffice/Internships/tabid/6007/Defa ult.aspx Further Information: Payment, Liability, Insurance, Visas and Clearance The Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. All costs connected with internships must, therefore, be borne by the interns or their sponsoring institutions or governments. This includes costs relating to travel, living and accommodation. The following stipulations should be noted with regard to insurance coverage: UNEP accepts no responsibility or liability for costs arising from damages, travel, accident and/or illness incurred during an Internship. Interns are therefore asked to submit in advance: o A medical certificate stating that he/she is in good health; o Valid proof of coverage by a medical insurance plan, as the United Nations Medical Insurance Plan does not cover interns. It is UN policy that obtaining visas is the sole responsibility of the intern. This can be a lengthy process. If accepted as an intern, do not delay in pursuing your visa(s). We regret to say that RONA cannot be of any assistance beyond providing original letters of acceptance and copies of internship agreements as proof. Administration and Supervision of Interns Applicants may receive a standard reply confirming receipt of your internship application. Due to the volume of applications we receive, you will be contacted personally only if ROAP wishes to actively pursue your application. Once selected by ROAP, prior to travel, applicants will be asked to complete and send a signed Internship Agreement.
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