Swedish Speaking Communications Intern

Location : Stockholm, SWEDEN
Application Deadline :20-Apr-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :5 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :5 Months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UNDP works to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on eradication of poverty, responsible governance, crisis prevention, and reconstruction, as well as the environment and climate. Read more here: www.undp.org and www.se.undp.org.


UNDP's Nordic Office is located at the UN City in Copenhagen with satellite offices in Sweden, Norway, and Finland. Together we work to strengthen the Nordic countries' commitment to the Global Goals, promote awareness of UNDP's mandate, work and results and strengthen the partnership with the Nordic member states.


UNDP Sweden is currently rolling out an extensive communications programme which seeks to promote and increase public awareness in Sweden about the Global Goals and multilateral development cooperation. The office is also responsible for initiating and maintaining strategic partnerships with key counterparts and stakeholders, including government and private sector.

As an intern in our team you will get a unique opportunity to support this mission, learn more about the work of UNDP in the processs, and learn more about the UN System.



Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

As an intern, you will be given fixed assignments, but since we are a small and busy office, you must be comfortable taking on a variety of assignments and be prepared to contribute where and when needed. Tasks include:

  • Prepare weekly reporting to UNDP headquarters (two-three weekly reports).
  • Support the development and publishing of communications material through our various channel.
  • Support in keeping our websites up to date.
  • Translate news articles and other texts (Swedish to English and vice versa).
  • Assist in planning and conducting of public events such as conferences, seminars and launches.
  • Media monitoring within the area of global development and development cooperation.
  • Support the preparation of briefing material for seminars, meetings, and international visits.
  • Perform administrative support.


  • Excellent communications skills in English and Swedish.
  • Strong interest in, and knowledge of, global development and the work of international organisations.
  • Strong social media skills; knowledge of web publication tools and photo editing tools is an advantage.
  • Team player; works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of the UN/UNDP and commitment to UN mission and UNDP mandate is an advantage.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Fluency in spoken and written Swedish and English is required.


Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.

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