Public Information Intern, Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, UN – New York, NY

The Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) internship are for three (3) months with the opportunity for extension of up to six (6) months, pending on the needs of the Executive Directorate. The Intern will be reporting to CTED’s Public Information Officer.

CTED is looking for an intern who could start as soon as possible.


Under the direct supervision and guidance of CTED’s Public Information Officer, the Intern will assist CTED with translation of website content from English to Spanish, as well as with media monitoring/open source intelligence gathering, drafting, social media and website postings, research, and other tasks of an ad hoc nature. We are looking for a strong writer, ideally someone with journalistic skills and interest in/experience from international affairs (diplomacy/development/counter-terrorism/law enforcement/intelligence) who is a self-starter with a great sense of initiative. Other tasks may include assisting with the organization of special events, workshop, and seminars.



-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication


Applicants must be enrolled in, or recently have graduated from, a graduate degree programme in journalism, political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution, or related area (e.g., LLB., JD, LLM, phD).

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their UN professional history profile (PHP).


Fluency in English and Spanish is a must. Fluency in other official languages of the United Nations is an advantage.


Should there be a need for an intern who matches the profile above, the applicant will be contacted directly by the directorate. Please note that due to the large number of applicants, the Directorate would not be in a position to reply to each application. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration if required.

Special Notice

A completed online application (cover note and personal history profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.


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