• Paid

UN Women is looking for Communications Intern 2021 in Cox’s Bazar.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • The intern will assist the Cox’s Bazar sub-office team with its responsibilities relating to the communications support of humanitarian assistance.

Specifically, The Intern Will

  • Support the communications section in implementation of communications activities (e.g. preparation of training, workshops or advocacy actions; drafting a press release and other documents);
  • Draft and share meeting minutes from staff meetings, Gender in Humanitarian Action Working group and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms meetings and any other meetings participated, as required
  • Support Communication section in drafting web articles on project activities, concept notes and any other related documents.
  • Provide support to advocacy efforts and campaigns by organizing roundtable discussions, press conferences, and other public events and providing inputs to briefing materials and press releases;
  • Support organizing visits of the journalists to the camps and host community in UN Women’s project locations
  • Support organizing discussions on women’s portrayal in media, with media representatives, women’s human rights organizations, relevant Government, and UN
  • Assist UN Women staff in various research and fundraising tasks relating to humanitarian assistance, women’s empowerment, and the women, peace and security agenda;
  • Field visit, story collection, still photography of programme activity and support for social media post.
  • Support UN Women Office in communication with partners and media-related work;
  • Maintain library/ database of reference materials, photos, and digital assets;
  • Support gender-responsive journalism-related activities;
  • Support the team’s knowledge management efforts;
  • Support UN Women communications section in various admin tasks as required by the Head of Sub-Office.

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


Cox's Bazar


Learning Objectives

  • Support maintaining files, databases, and systems relevant to the digital presence.
  • Increase understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender;
  • Build and develop professional relationships with UN Women colleagues and colleagues from other UN agencies;
  • Develop project management, communication, donor engagement, administration and organisation skills.


Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.



Core Values

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Functional Competencies

  • Strong academic background in international development, humanitarian assistance or peace and security;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • The initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of post-conflict contexts, especially as related to women and gender issues.


Required Skills and Experience

  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Economics, Social Science or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation, or Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
Eligible Regions: Bangladesh

Application Process

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application; UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment;
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, the UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates;
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).
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