STÁŽ: UNDP: Video Production Intern

  • Kdekoľvek
Since 2009 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Cyprus and the European Commission have been supporting the bi-communal Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in promoting heritage conservation as a tool for confidence building in support of the ongoing peace talks.

The Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, established by the decision of the two Leaders, works in line and within the mutually agreed framework for the preservation of the island’s common heritage. The Committee upholds and promotes the view that the protection of cultural heritage is an integral part of the ongoing process of broadening the area of cooperation and confidence building between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, which can only be achieved through joint efforts. The European Union is the biggest supporter of the work of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in Cyprus.

The Intern’s primary function will be to support UNDP in the production of a series of short videos for various UNDP’s social media platforms. This will include writing, filming, editing, publishing, and promoting video content.

Knowledge of digital editing software and professional audio-visual equipment is required.

The job requires creativity, enthusiasm in learning, good communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Communications and Programme Officer, the Video Intern’s duties will include:

  • Perform research regarding production related content, logistics and locations;
  • Filming interviews and footage for UNDP, and Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage (TCCH) related events;
  • Provide translation and transcription assistance;
  • Producing videos of UNDP and TCCH project related events;
  • Responding to requests for video support and material;

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of UNDP’s and Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage’s work in Cyprus;
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to communications and video strategies;
  • Build and develop professional relationships with UNDP colleagues in other units.
  • Learning different aspects of on- and offline communications and advocacy in an international environment;
  • Work as a team member in a multicultural setting;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to think and work logically and precisely with attention to detail;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different cultural backgrounds.


Required Skills and Experience

The intern must have studied in media studies, communications, journalism, public policy, international development or other related field;

(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.


Knowledge of digital editing software and professional audio-visual equipment is required.


Fluent in English (Greek or Turkish will be an asset)

Financial Issues

Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement.

The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.

Application procedure

The application should contain:

  • Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post;
  • Current and complete CV in English;

Candidates who are selected for must submit prior to the interview the following documents:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in a graduate-level degree programme;
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.

UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months.

UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.

Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

It is important to note that interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance.

Subsequent Employment

The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies.

Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

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