3 Internships – WFP Nordic Office

From February 1st 2010 to August 6th 2010

World Food Programme (WFP) is the food aid agency of the United Nations, annually providing food assistance to more than 100 million people worldwide.

WFP Nordic Office is based in Copenhagen and is responsible for advocacy and outreach activities across the Nordic region, in collaboration with partners, stakeholders and colleagues in the field and Rome headquarters.

Through our internship programme we employ information assistants from Norway, Sweden and Finland respectively, as one way of ensuring perspectives from the main countries under our mandate.

An internship with the WFP Nordic Office provides opportunities for students that are skilled and passionate on joining WFP in advocating against hunger worldwide. Under supervision and in teams, you will function as focal point on WFPs information work in your respective country and in the Nordic region.

Main duties:

Public Outreach

Maintain and expand WFP media networks within respective country

Translate and pitch corporate press-releases through media contacts and beyond

Manage language website creatively

Generate and translate web content, also for new social media.

Work on specific campaigns and outreach activities

Host visits to WFP Nordic office, including presentations

Partnership relations

Maintain relations and facilitate partnerships with NGOs and corporate partners

Place ads and public service announcements

Support donor relations to the respective country during official visits

Participate in joint UN activities in Copenhagen when relevant

Media monitoring

Monitor national media on issues related to WFPs work and mandate

Follow up on NGO activities relevant to WFPs mandate

Report on relevant developments in government policies in respective country

Required qualifications:

Enrolment continuing throughout the internship at university level or graduate school is a precondition. It is desired that applicants have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies and are majoring in Communication Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Development Studies or other relevant field.

Verbal and written fluency in Swedish, Finnish or Norwegian and a good command of written and spoken English, which is the working language in office.

Good command of the MS Office Package.

Added advantages:

A good network of media contacts in country of origin

Experience from public information work

Work experience from an NGO, within or relevant to the humanitarian field

Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and website management tools

WFP pays a monthly remuneration (equivalent to U$ 500) as a contribution to the costs of living in Copenhagen.

Application in English, including CV and a cover letter should be e-mailed to the address below, marked “WFP Nordic Office Internship”. Deadline is November 16th 2009. Telephone interviews will take place during week 48.

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.org