The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships. The Office of Communications at UNDP is at the forefront of advancing online communications and outreach within the organization.

Within Advocacy, Marketing and Communications Group, the Digital Comms Studio plays an essential role to develop and manage UNDP’s global online presence, creating compelling public-facing content, leading on social networks and digital engagement, building capacities for greater impact through digital communications, and helping build a strong brand for UNDP. 

Reporting to the French Web and Social Media Specialist, the intern will support the team conceptualizing and creating web and social media visual assets for campaigns, events and other promotional purposes (French).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research content and produce French language material and updates for French social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter);
  • Ensure global campaigns follow up and support, and audience engagement on French Social media platforms;
  • Produce graphic material to be used on French Social media platforms;
  • Provide assistance in curating and presenting stories, images and videos in UNDP’s web content management system;
  • Review and edit web stories, headlines and captions in French and English, liaising with the rest of the team to ensure consistency across languages;
  • Assist in reviewing translations in French, proofreading and reformulating if necessary, for optimal web presentation;
  • Assist the French Web editor in maintaining contacts with content providers in order to solicit material for website, and/or for approval of drafts
  • Support the monthly reporting of digital channels performance (French) by gathering and analyzing main metrics.


  • Excellent French writing and editing skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
  • Attention to detail is crucial;
  • Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic;
  • Interest in global issues and the United Nations;
  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: 
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school Programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); 
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree Programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); 
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Web and social media experience are an asset.

Native French and fluency in written and spoken English; Spanish desirable.

Must be available at least four days a week.