• Paid
  • Rome

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. They are currently seeking to fill an intern position in Communications, Advocacy, and Marketing, CAM based in Headquarters in Rome, Italy

Freerice is a philanthropic trivia game that engages students, teachers, and the broader public with WFP’s mission and work. The Team supports the Communications Division by driving interest and awareness toward WFP’s global campaigns through content creation and strategic in-game communications. The Team also strives to create a user-friendly platform via the web and apps in order to encourage wider user adoption of the game and longer play time, thus triggering more significant financial donations to WFP’s work through the game.

The Social Media Intern will support the Freerice Project Manager with creating, organizing, and disseminating multimedia assets for Freerice (including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) and global WFP campaigns.

The Freerice Social Media Intern will work closely with the Freerice Editorial Intern and will report directly to the Freerice Project Manager.

The Social Media Intern will run Freerice’s social media channels that include writing, designing, editing, and posting content across platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Tik Tok) and engaging with users through comments and direct messages. They will produce monthly social media reports.

The Social Media Intern will build new partnerships with content creators to grow the Freerice community who will identify and liaise with influencers, volunteers, and students to develop collaborations with the platform. They will look for key brand-building moments to engage audiences and create authentic and positive interactions with our followers.

The Social Media Intern will help develop the Freerice visual brand and will produce new graphics and templates for social media and the website, and they will update assets (decks, brochures, handouts, certificates) as needed.

Under the direct supervision of the Freerice Project Manager, the interns will have to perform the following duties:

  • Create engaging content for the Freerice channels, prioritizing vertical formats;
  • Look for key brand-building moments to engage audiences and create authentic and positive interaction with our followers;
  • Respond to DMs, mentions, and comments across digital channels;
  • Analyze and understand social media metrics to provide actionable insights and inform strategic decisions.





  • A monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
  • Reimbursement in travel tickets for candidates who are nationals of developing countries pursuing their studies in their home country.
  • Access to an industry-leading learning platform, weLearn.
  • Participation opportunity in WFP workshops or seminars. (Depending on opportunities and availability of funds)




  • Currently enrolled in a recognized university or graduate school or be a recent graduate (max. 6 months after graduation) in Communication, Sales, Marketing, Graphic Design, or a related field
  • Has attended University courses in the last 12 months and has completed at least two years of undergraduate studies
  • Technologically savvy with strong graphic design and digital storytelling skills adapted for different online platforms
  • Experience running social media accounts and managing large online communities;
  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite particularly Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, and After Effects strongly encouraged
  • Ability to produce visual and graphic materials to serve a number of different internal and external audiences
  • Proactive, strategic, and able to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of the UN World Food Programme
  • Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C). (Another UN language would be an advantage.)


  1. WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognized institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education.
  2. Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers, or sisters.


Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Process

  • Create an account at the application portal available at https://career5.successfactors.eu/career?_s.crb=2jqh%252bHp7NdB%252bSxSXX7iY7RkhC4koBSdyyXE8kO8vHZg%253d
  • Log in to the application portal to apply
  • Complete the application using the application portal


Application Deadline: February 17, 2023

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