School of Media & Strategic Communications

UNHCR Public Information Internship


The Regional Representation of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Washington, DC, seeks volunteer interns to assist in its Communications Department.

Interns will assist with advocacy and public awareness outreach to the general public, media, foundations, universities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) regarding UNHCR protection and assistance programs and the needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

Media and Communications Internship

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

UNHCR is looking for an intern with a background in journalism, communications, media relations, social media, multimedia skills and some content creation for the web.  Training will be provided; however, it is preferable that applicants have some multimedia/new media skills in advance.

Qualifications and Experience:

It is essential that interns possess a superior command of English with excerllent written and oral communication skills.  Word processing, database and internet computer skills, knowledge of international affairs and refugee situations are highly desirable.  Interest and experience in communications preferred.  Undergraduate or graduate students please apply.  A sense of humor is welcome.  Journalism students desired.


Part-time internships are available, with a minimum of 20 hours per week (2.5 days per week) on a semester/summer basis.

Upcoming Deadline for Applications:

Summer:  March 15
Fall:  July 15
Winter & Spring:  October 15


Applications must be complete or they will not be considered.  Please send resume, cover letter and brief writing sample and dates of availability to the Internship Coordinator, UNHCR, 1800 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC  20036, Fax:  202-296-5660.  Email:  In you cover letter, please enter the subject line "Media and Communications Internship."

UNHCR thanks all applicants.  UNHCR will only contact those applicants who will be interviewed.


International Studies & Outreach Student Intern

International Studies & Outreach Student Intern
Marketing, Communication & Events

Preference is given to those who have been pursuing a degree in communications, marketing, strategic communication, journalism or public relations for at least two years. The intern should be able to handle things like social media, flyer creation, content creation (SEO) and press releases.  Knowledge of AP style, social media platforms and basic graphic design skills are also required. Interviews will begin as soon as possible so that the applicant may start as early next semester as possible.

Job Description
Interns will assist the marketing team by:
* Writing press releases and articles
* Creating new ideas for use of social media and digital market strategies
* Demonstrating ability to meet weekly deadlines
* Demonstrating strong writing and communication skills with a working knowledge of AP style
* Demonstrating strong knowledge of social media
* Creating flyers, ads, brochures, newsletters, etc. on an ongoing basis to advertise events, courses or programs in the division
* Aiding with event management, execution, communication and design
* Working well with a diverse population
* Demonstrating knowledge of other languages, cultures, countries is a benefit

IS&O will expected the selected intern to work 10-20 hours per week.  Most working hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., but there may be occasional events to work some evenings or weekends.

This is a paid internship starting at $8 an hour, and college credit may be available through your university.

To Apply
Submit a resume, cover letter and two examples of either written work and/or graphic design to


Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters -- List of Internships

An internship at a radio or television station is one of the best ways to gain valuable experience in the broadcast industry.  These Oklahoma stations currently offer internship opportunities.  Contact the individual stations for more information.  If the contact information bounces back, call the OAB office for updates at (405) 848-0771.

Sales and Promotions.  Credit only.  Contact Roger Harris at (580) 332-1212.

Board ops and promotions techs needed!  Credit only, but good opportunity to earn hourly pay as board operator.  Contact David Calabrese, GM, at 580-226-0421.

News, Weather and Sports.  Non-paid internships to college students who are enrolled in an internship program for college credit.  Offer the applicant a variety of opportunityies to learn.  Contact News Director Matt Griffin at or call 903-891-1246.

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