3 Internships WFP – Nordic Information Office

3 Internships WFP – Nordic Information Office

From 3 August 2009 to 5 February 2010

World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations food aid agency annually providing food assistance to approximately 100 million people around the world. WFP Nordic Office is based in Copenhagen and raises awareness of WFP’s mandate and activities.

WFP Nordic Office is currently looking for 3 interns from Norway, Sweden and Finland respectively. The positions require individuals who are willing and able to take responsibility and work independently as well as in a team with other interns and WFP employees.

Main duties:

  • Media surveillance
  • Monitoring of mass media
  • Follow up on major development NGO activities relevant to WFPs mandate
  • Report on important governmental policy and decision making
  • Public information
  • Translating and distributing corporate press-releases
  • Maintaining WFPs Nordic web pages as well as facilitating web stories, interviews etc.
  • Work on specific campaigns and outreach activities
  • Hosting visits to WFP Nordic office including preparing and giving presentations
  • Partnership relations
  • Establish and maintain contact with NGOs as well as public and private sector partners
  • To a limited extent assist other UN-organizations located in the UN House in Copenhagen such as UNFPA and UNDP

Required qualifications:
- Applicants must be currently enrolled in university or graduate school and have completed at least two years’ undergraduate studies. Successful candidates should be majoring in Communications, Political Science, Development Studies or other relevant field
- Verbal and written fluency in Swedish, Finnish or Norwegian is a precondition
- Good knowledge in MS Office
- Good command of written and verbal English as the working language is English

Desired qualifications:
- Experience from public information work
- Work experience from an international development organization
- Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and website management tools
- Experience with project management

WFP can pay an allowance of USD 500 per month. The contracts are issued for an initial 3 months with an expected extension of additional 3 months. Applications including CVs in English should be e-mailed to the below address marked “WFP Nordic Office Internship” no later than 1 June 2009. Telephone interviews will take place shortly after.

Jakob Bak Pedersen
World Food Programme
Midtermolen 3
DK-2100 Copenhagen
Tel.: 0045 35 46 71 34
E-mail: jakob.pedersen@wfp.dk
For more information on WFP please visit www.wfp.se or www.wfp.org