Internship opportunities

Internships

IMG_0282UNIC Windhoek accepts interns within the time span from February – November within a given year.

Are you interested in global education? Do you want to learn the ins and outs of the United Nations System in Namibia? Do you have Model UN experience? Do you enjoy planning events? If you answered yes to these questions, an internship at  UNIC Windhoek is for you!

UNIC Windhoek Interns learn all aspects of producing and coordinating programming in an international organization. With three permanent staff members, our interns are given high levels of responsibility in planning events, compiling information, and assisting with educational outreach presentations. Our interns learn all aspects of producing and coordinating events in the UNIC Windhoek office. Interns are an integral part of the UNIC Windhoek team.

The background recommended for interns applying for positions with the office is experience in working, traveling or studying abroad, studying foreign languages or cultures, Model UN experience, working in a professional setting, utilizing social networks and other communication tools effectively, and good writing skills, making presentations, and working with children.

As UNIC Windhoek is a small organization, a premium is placed on initiative and the ability to work independently. Flexibility, ingenuity, and follow-through are essential.  Outstanding candidates will bring a passion for the organization’s mission, and an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit.  Guidance is provided for all projects undertaken but interns are expected to have a high level of independence and an ability to function comfortably in a professional setting.

The time commitment is 20-40 hours per week. Priority is given to interns who are able to spend  at least three months at UNIC Windhoek. While the internships are unpaid, they offer the interns valuable experience in a professional work setting and the opportunity to expand their network within the Windhoek, Namibia community.

POSITIONS

All interns at UNIC Windhoek assist in general office duties. In addition, each intern specializes in one area of UNIC Windhoek work. These areas are listed below.

Graphic Designer: UNIC Windhoek seeks a volunteer graphic designer to assist in graphic design tasks including event invitations, programs, and logo design. Interns may be students or professionals with graphic design experience. Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker and Macromedia Dreamweaver, will be particularly helpful.

Education: The Education interns will assist in the planning and implementation of High School Model UN conferences, networking with MUN Clubs and provide assistance to local tertiary institutions.  Some interns may be assigned to be MUN trainers, assisting schools and teachers in preparation for Model UN conferences. Applicants should have Model UN experience.

Membership Development: The Member Development intern will specialize in outreach to current and new potential members, including event planning, compilation of the UNIC Windhoek e-newsletter, also should be proficient in using social networks, blogging and website updates.

Advocacy/Communications: UNIC Windhoek occasionally requires an advocacy/communications intern. Interested applicants should be majoring in communications or a related field or have relevant experience writing press releases, using social networks, and engaging with the media.

Events:  The events intern will assist in office tasks, and will focus energy on one of UNIC Windhoek many signature events including UN4U primary and high school programme, Official UN Day Ceremony and other UN educational outreach observances. Having prior event management and/or development experience will be a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

Students interested in applying should submit a resume and cover letter to the address below or email to unic.windhoek@unic.org.  Please note your dates of availability and how many hours per week would be devoted to the internship. Also indicate in which area(s) you would be interested in specializing. The staff of the centre will engage and secure appointments with selected candidates directly.