Work from home as a – Web Developer intern(unpaid internship)

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 – Web Developer intern

Vacancy notice no: 1500 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:

Work with the team to design microsites and web pages.
Convert designs into code.
Maintain/optimize existing web pages
Assist with web publishing using content management systems (SharePoint /WordPress).
Help deploy websites / web components.
Assist with other related tasks as needed.


Experience in using WordPress, SharePoint or similar CMS System.
Basic knowledge of website design and development.
Good Designing, Image Editing Skills.
Good understanding of PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, XD and the ability to convert them into HTML5, CSS will be an added advantage.

Experience in using image processing/graphic designing software, publishing experience with CMS systems such as WordPress would be an added advantage.


Education: A technical degree or diploma in computer science or software engineering with focus on web technology; or a fine arts degree / diploma with design and coding experience; or a graduation / diploma with experience in web publishing.

No working experience is 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 – – 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.

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