A Social Media Intern is needed to work Remotely(home based)

jobsnearmeafric International Telecommunication Union

Closing date: Thursday, 15 February 2024



ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies, with the mission to connect the world. To achieve this, ITU manages the radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits at the international level, works to improve communication infrastructure in the developing world, and establishes global standards that foster seamless interconnection of a vast range of communication systems.

Unpaid Internship – Social Media intern

Vacancy notice no: 1498

 Sector: BDT 

Department: NA

 Country of contract: Remote 

Duty station: Home Based

Position number: [[positionNumber]]

 Grade: [[PositionGrade]]

 Type of contract: Internship

 Duration of contract: 6 months 

Recruitment open to: External Application

deadline (Midnight Geneva Time): 15 February 2024


The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) is responsible for the organization and coordination of the work of the Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D) of the Union which deals mainly with ICT-focused development policies, strategies and programmes, as well as technical cooperation activities, to promote digital inclusion and drive digital transformation at community, country and regional levels. To effectively and efficiently serve the needs of ITU members, BDT is organized into four functional areas:

 Office of the Deputy to the Director and Field Operations Coordination Department
 Partnerships for Digital Development Department
 Digital Networks & Society Department
 Digital Knowledge Hub Department


Under the supervision of the Head of the Communications and Promotion Service, the intern will:

Draft engaging posts and ensure regular updates on social media and support with production of other content for social media,

 Conduct initial research to identify social media handles of external stakeholders,

 Keep up to date on new social media tools, best practice and how other organizations and companies are using them in order to identify new campaigning opportunities,
 Assist with other related tasks as needed.


 Knowledge of social media/marketing, particularly for Twitter and LinkedIn.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills.
 Graphic design or simple video editing skills would be an advantage.



University degree in communications, marketing, journalism, digital communications international relations.


No working experience required.


English at advanced level. Knowledge of another UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) would be an advantage.


Unpaid internship.


Please note that a non-remunerated Internship position at ITU does not carry the same conditions of employment as a Short-term or a Fixed-term position. Mandatory Medical Insurance, travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns or sponsoring institutions.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the ITU Careers website. The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. ITU uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided. Messages originating from a non ITU e-mail account – @itu.int – should be disregarded. ITU does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

ITU applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. ITU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. Achieving gender balance is a high priority for ITU.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.itu.int.