Communication Intern

19 April 2018

Tehran - Iran

Vacancy Number: Intern-18-02

Position title: Communication Intern

Duty Station: UNFPA Tehran

Duration: Six months (Unpaid)

Application deadline: 19 April 2018


Internships with UNFPA offer university students, students in a similar educational programme or university graduates the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to the work of UNFPA. It is intended to complement primarily development-oriented studies or studies in related fields with practical experience. By working under the supervision of a UNFPA staff member, interns may gain a more profound understanding of United Nations development assistance, especially in the field of population and development, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and in advocacy. The purpose of internships at UNFPA is not to lead to further employment with the UN but to complement an intern’s studies and experience in International working environment.


Under the supervision of the UNFPA Communication Focal Point the main duties and responsibilities are as follows:


  • Translation of 2017 website content from English to Persian.
  • Scan English/Farsi media on a daily basis on UNFPA’s areas of interest and produce daily reports. 
  • Assist to organize events such as World Population Day, Launch of the State of the World Population Report and other similar events.
  • Attend meetings, press briefings and other public events as needed and prepare and translate website stories as needed.
  • Support preparation and distribution of promotional packages.
  • Act as social media administrator (Instagram, Twitter) if needed
  • Any other tasks required in the context as assigned by the representative and/or supervisor.


How to apply:

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to UNFPA via e-mail:

Please write in the subject line of e-mail: Application for “Intern-02-18”


  1. Curriculum vitae in English
  2. Motivation letter in English (one page)
  3. Completed internship application form


Applications will be reviewed on a competitive basis by UNFPA and ONLY the best candidates will be contacted and invited to take part in a test. After the test, ONLY shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.


No remuneration or financial support from UNFPA:

UNFPA internships are performed strictly on a non-remunerative basis. The intern must make his/her own arrangements concerning all expenses associated with the internship.

Upon successful completion of the internship and based on the evaluation, the incumbent will be provided with a Letter of Reference.



The background of any applicant for an internship should be matched with the requirements of the Fund. Interns should meet the following requirements:

  1. Active enrollment in or completion of a university or similar educational programme in the fields of mass communication, journalism or related field
  2. Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Persian
  3. Interest in the field of development;
  4. Ability to adapt to new environments and to establish and maintain good working relations with individuals of different cultural backgrounds.
  5. Experience in utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages, Proficiency in current office software applications.


Following selection for the internship, the candidate must submit the following documents before the internship commences:

  • Proof of adequate and regular medical insurance;
  • Proof of active enrollment in or completion of a university or similar educational programme (for example: letter from the university registrar, most recent transcript or copy of diploma);
  • Signed copy of the UNFPA internship agreement