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Subhajit Saha

Communications Intern at the World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF)

Summary

I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in political science and economics at the City University of New York’s Hunter College. In addition to being a full-time student, I serve as a Youth Representative to the United Nations, and an intern for the World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF) (Affiliated with UN Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization (DPI/NGO) and the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)). 

At the moment, my latest project involves serving as a member of the planning committee and head of the Marketing and Media team for the United Nation’s 66th DPI/NGO Conference.

When I am not studying or working, I love to read articles from The Economist, brush up on my foreign language skills, and mentor youth to become the leaders of today.

If you have a project I can help with, please contact me at ssaha@oppfi.info.

Work History

July 2016Present

Communications Intern

World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF)

Social Media
- Updates Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.
- Responds to posts and comments to bring value to user's interactions with WAFUNIF.
- Posts updates, news and announcements in a timely manner using appropriate content.
- Performs research to find articles, stories, resources, or other content that is relevant to the member base and posts to the Facebook and Twitter page in a manner that invites conversation and interaction.
- Updates Facebook and Twitter accounts with current and relevant photos, video, or other content from WAFUNIF activities and events.
- Grows WAFUNIF online social networks by increasing fan-base and interactions.
- Maintains current information in Google+ and LinkedIn accounts.
- Completes other social media projects as assigned.

Website Management
- Develop new user-facing features
- Build reusable code and libraries for future use
- Ensure the technical feasibility of User Interface and User Experience designs
- Optimize application for maximum speed and scalability
- Assure that all user input is validated before submitting to back-end
- Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders

Analytics and Reporting
- Uses Google Analytics to assess trends and activity on the WAFUNIF website.
- Uses Facebook Insights to assess trends and activity on the WAFUNIF Facebook page.
- Uses Twitter Analytics to assess trends and activity on the WAFUNIF Twitter page.
- Reviews data on the performance of social media platforms and adjusts plans or strategies to optimize reach.

Clerical
- Conduct research relating to the topics of upcoming WAFUNIF conferences.
- Draft and edit publications, papers and other documents.
- Liaise with the United Nations Department of Public Information - Non-Governmental Organization (DPI-NGO) on UN youth activities and events.

Jul 2015Present

Youth Representative to the United Nations

United Nations

Represented the Olof Palme Peace Foundation International NGO (Jul 2015-Jun 2016) and the World Association of Former United Nations Internes and Fellows (WAFUNIF) (Jul 2016 - Present) at the United Nations.

Responsibilities:

- Attend United Nations briefings, special sessions, and meetings

- Attend UN youth representative meetings as available, to discuss and chart activities and participate in the development of the youth representative role of the United Nations DPI/NGO

- Compose proposals to remedy issues such as education, women's empowerment, poverty, as well as other issues important to the organization.

- Spread awareness through meetings with students at their respective high schools around New York City

- Analyze organization requirements, develop creative concepts, create presentations.

- Obtain funding through crowdfunding, and fundraising events. - Develop organization's website.

Mar 2016June 2016

Director of Youth Services

Olof Palme Peace Foundation International

- Contributes to the judicious direction with regards to potential programs

- Manages specific youth development program areas by: 

  • Working with partner agencies, youth networks, and governments to develop strategy
  • Planning, coordinating, delivering, and evaluating programs according to organization's regional missions

- Builds and nurtures relationships with key program stakeholders

- Represents the organization on youth empowerment and youth-led development at the national and regional level

- Develops and maintains a deep knowledge of youth issues and opportunities in order to inform strategy, and allow for effective development and implementation

- Provides reports to Board of Directors of the organization

- Carries out any other appropriate duties as entailed by the Board of Directors for systematic operation of the organization in a continually evolving environment

 

Education

20162020

B.A. in Economics and Political Science 

City University of New York - Hunter College

Activities: Political Science Association, United Nations Student Association, Model United Nations, Moot Court Association, Pre-Law Society, Students for a Free Tibet, Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Hindu Student Association, Economics Club and Consulting Club

Portfolio

Education for Global Citizenship - Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together - United Nations Department of Public Information/ Non-Governmental Organization (DPI-NGO) Conference

Gyeongju, Republic of Korea          Jan-Jun 2016  

- Encourage NGO to participate in the conference by organizing events in Gyeongju
and in New York City leading up to or during the conference dates;
- Provide support and input to the Conference youth sub-committee to plan and organize youth events leading up to the conference;
- Plan, promote and organize a series Twitter Chats on the conference theme and youth involvement and participation;                                                                                                                   
- Plan, promote and organize Four (4) Google hangouts on various topics related to the theme of the conference;
- Plan, promote and implement the 17 March for 17 Goals Campaign
- Provide support and input to the Conference youth sub-committee to plan youth events at the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea (30 May to 1 June);
- Create a platform to manage and promoted visual materials and youth videos produced.
- Plan, promote and implement three (3) Youth Caucus Sessions in Gyeongju.
- Encourage youth at the conference to attend and provide input to the Action Agenda Town hall meetings
- Secure a youth space/hub at the Gyeongju Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO)
-Plan, promote and organize a cultural youth and/or inter-generational event at the Gyeongju Hwabaek International Convention Center (HICO)
- Contribute to DPI's work to plan and organize the 21 April Pre-Conference for Youth in New York to get feedback on the Conference Action Agenda;
- Provide support and input to DPI's work plan and organize the 21 April Pre-Conference for Youth in New York to prepare young people and build their capacity to contribute to the 66th UN DPI/NGO Conference (30 May to 1 June) Gyeongju, Republic of Korea OK Conference;
- Contribute to DPI's efforts to include youth voice in the 19 May Pre-Conference Session for all NGOs;
- Provide input for the DPI Post Conference Session in New York (tentatively planned for 23 June).