WFP – United Nations World Food Programme is Hiring Social Media Intern (Closes 16 Feb 2024)

Stipend $1 000 USD Per Month

WFP – United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to end global hunger. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. Present in nearly 80 countries, the organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to nutritious food and contribute to the lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

WFP manages an operating budget of approximately $5.9 billion each year, distributing 12.6 billion rations to those most in need. We reach an average of 80 million people with food assistance in around 80 countries each year. The World Food Programme office in Johannesburg is a Regional Office coordinating and supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance to 11 Southern Africa countries including, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Malawi, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville.

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The Multimedia Design Intern will enhance the African Risk Capacity Group’s communication efforts by producing high-quality visual and video content, engaging in desktop publishing, and managing digital communications to effectively reach and engage our audiences.


Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive):

1. Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing:

  • Design and layout of reports, policy briefs, brochures, and other publications;
  • Create compelling infographics and visuals that convey complex information in an accessible manner;
  • Maintain and enforce brand guidelines across all materials;

2. Digital Communication:

  • Develop content for and manage our digital platforms, including websites and social media channels;
  • Engage with our online community and respond to comments and messages in a timely and professional manner;
  • Monitor digital trends and suggest innovative ideas to increase digital engagement;
  • Provide support in managing online content, including updating website information and posting timely content on social media platforms.

3. Video Production:

  • Plan, shoot, and edit video content that tells the story of our impact and mission;
  • Coordinate with team members to script and storyboard video projects;
  • Manage the post-production process, including editing, adding music, and ensuring consistent branding.

4. Administrative & Support Functions:

  • Participate in content planning and strategy sessions;
  • Assist in managing the content calendar and ensuring deadlines are met;
  • Provide administrative support as needed, including preparing presentations and supporting communication campaigns



  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme (for example, Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Communications, or a related field. and have completed at least two years of the programme as well as have attended classes in the last 12 months; OR 
  • Currently enrolled in a graduate programme (for example, Masters in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Communications, or a related field and have attended classes in the last 12 months OR 
  • Recent graduate (from an undergraduate or graduate programme in Graphic Design, Multimedia, Communications, or a related field.) within six months prior to application to the internship and attended classes in the last 12 months of enrolment with the university.


Knowledge and Skills:  

  • Strong skills in graphic design and desktop publishing, with proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Première Pro, InDesign, Photoshop) or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in video production, including filming and editing (proficiency in video editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Filmora or Final Cut Pro).
  • Experience managing social media platforms and creating web content.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively.

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