Students in Psychology, Computer Science, Communications, or IPED check out this opportunity to work as a social media intern with IAAP.
Overview: The International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) is seeking an interested graduate students or early career professionals to serve as an interns with IAAP at the United Nations. IAAP is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) accredited to the United Nations by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and associated with the UN Department of Public Information (DPI). Also see activities of the IAAP UN team in the IAAP Bulletin.
IAAP representatives address issues related to topics of concern at the United Nations (specifically, the new Sustainable Development Goals) and to IAAP divisions (see website). These include health and mental health, sustainable development, climate change, disaster relief, human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, HIV/AIDS, families, gender equality, ageing, assessment, and poverty, among other areas. Special projects have taken place in Haiti, China, Japan and Africa, related to issues like psychological first aid in disaster recovery, poverty, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship.
- strong interest in and commitment to the ideals and principles of the UN and the mission of IAAP
- high level of motivation and energy
- ability to be proactive and take initiative
- good teamwork; ability to work collaboratively with others
- website content and social media development, generating multi-media presentations (e.g., tweeting, Facebook postings, website postings, power points, videos)
- good writing skills (e.g., emails, advocacy)
- effective oral communication skills, specifically diplomatic
- editing and re-writing skills
Education: Preferable (others may be considered)
- enrollment in graduate studies in a relevant field (e.g., psychology, computer science, communications, international studies)
- master’s or doctoral candidacy or recent graduate
Position Description: Voluntary, commences immediately. Days and hours vary, but monthly Thursday meeting attendance is essential. Students are encouraged to seek independent course credit. Website training and support will be provided by IAAP’s IT Coordinator. Sample activities:
- editing and posting to the IAAP website articles drafted by others that are related to IAAP’s participation in roundtables, workshops and advocacy at the UN Commissions, and participation in youth assemblies, liaison with committees, and Psychology Day at the UN
- attending Briefings, usually on Thursdays, as well as committee and UN Commission meetings as determined
- summarizing briefings and meetings assigned, for distribution to IAAP Board Members and for publication in the IAAP Bulletin, on the IAAP website, and other outlets
- preparing publication materials for print and website
- postings on social media sites (twitter, Facebook, others)
- taping (at events), associate producing and editing videos
- other related media projects as assigned
SUBMIT: (1) letter outlining interests, experience and skills, related to the above; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) writing and/or video samples, other samples of work related to the internship position; and (4) two references (name, phone, email)