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Internship – Graphic Design – Nairobi, Kenya at UN Women

Internship – Graphic Design – Nairobi, Kenya at UN Women.

Internship – Graphic Design – Nairobi, Kenya at UN Women

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In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Intern – Graphic Design – Nairobi

Description of Responsibilities

  • Support to the Regional Office in graphic design for various collateral as needed for internal and external communications purposes;
  • Support communications team on various communications related tasks including research, web management, campaigns and event management;
  • Support with the creation and uploading of content for the related online platforms;
  • Support in prepararing presentations,decks,pitches,toolkits,posters,publications, and other visuals;
  • Assist the communications team in the curation and coordination of key events and communication opportunities such as campaigns and webinars;
  • Support the communications team with media monitoring.

Learning goals include:

  • Enhnced knowledge on gender equality and women empowerement;
  • Enhanced knowledge on communications;
  • Enhance knowledge on event management and campaign coordination.

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud application suite incl. Indesign, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop;
  • Demonstrable Knowledge of web design and CMS platforms.

Required Skills and Experience
Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNWOMEN internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree in (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.


  • Preferred fields of study: Graphic design, Communications or related fields;


  • Demonstrated experience in producing various communications materials (social media graphics and videos, blogs, human-interest stories, presentations, brochures, etc.) (required);
  • Experience managing social media channels (desirable);
  • Knowledge of the international relevant media ecosystem (desirable);
  • Creativity in writing and designing content, including storytelling skills is an advantage;
  • Experience coordinating events and gatherings with multiple actors including government, civil society, public and private sector (desirable);
  • Experience working for international organizations is an advantage.


  • Excellent English language skills;
  • Knowledge of additional official languages of the UN is desirable.

Method of Job Application

Interested and qualified? Go to UN Women on to apply

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