United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China is the China country office of United Nations Development Programme – the global development network of the United Nations. UNDP China has an extensive history in working in the area of poverty reduction and human development and it also increasingly engages in South-South cooperation projects.

The Communications, Innovation and Partnerships team of UNDP China promotes greater understanding and visibility of UNDP’s work by utilizing various communications and innovation tools. On the innovation front, the team is facilitating and prototyping innovative solutions and experiment with new ways of working to tackle complex development challenges outside the traditional development cycle. Leveraging on a strong network of Public-Private Partnerships, the team leads the design, management, and implementation of UNDP’s overall communications strategy, including design and roll out high-impact, multimedia campaigns; programme-oriented communications products; media relations and key events; localization of global content for Chinese audiences; and publications on critical development issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern, under the guidance and supervision of Communications and Innovation Associate of Communications, Innovation and Partnerships team of UNDP China, will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

I.          Innovation

  • Provide support to the planning and implementation of the Country Office’s innovation strategies, initiatives, and projects, with a focus on SDGs, gender, climate change, and digital transformation;
  • Provide support to event design, coordination, and execution including but not limited to innovation campaigns, conferences, and workshops;
  • Assist in scanning and exploring the new trends of innovation in the development context, assist in identifying new partners and developing new ideas and proposals via research and networking;

II.         Communications

  • Provide support in driving communications efforts for the Country Office’s innovation initiatives and projects;
  • Monitor media exposure, draft social media articles, and facilitate the translation work as needed;
  • Assists in the preparation of communications and public-private partnerships outreach materials such as PowerPoint presentations and brochures.

III.        Other Ad Hoc Task Forces Requested by the Supervisor.


  • Demonstrates commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values.
  • Relevant experience in translation, media event or social media campaign.
  • Demonstrates leadership in university or social activities (MUN, etc.)
  • Strong oral and written communication ability in both English and Chinese
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office software and other online collaborative tools.
  • Proactive, organized and self-motivated.
  • Be honest, confident, responsible, detail-oriented, patient and skillful in communicating with others.

Be curious, willing to learn new things as well as share new views with the team.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Experience

Major in international relations, political science, social sciences, public policy, or other relevant fields. Having experience in fields of work such as artificial intelligence, digital transformation or gender will be an asset.

Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Master's or in a PhD programme
  • In the final year of a Bachelor’s programme;
  • Or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme,
  • Or be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program


Language and Skills

  • Strong oral and written communication ability in both English and Chinese
  • Having experience in fields of work such as artificial intelligence, digital transformation or gender will be an asset.


Please submit your application with below documents in one PDF. For people who apply from UNDP Jobs, please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading.

a)     CV and letter of motivation

b)     Copy of school transcript

c)     Indicate if you will be financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, and the financial amount.

*Candidate who didn’t submit required documentation will not be further considered.



  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan and medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. Any cost arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.
  • The stipend will be paid monthly. Interns will have 1.5 days of leave per month.
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Cost and arrangement for travel, visas, passports, accommodations and living expenses are the responsibility of the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern.
  • Interns must not apply for or be appointed to a position that should be encumbered by a staff number during the period of their internship. Interns are expected to fulfil the terms of their internships. Therefore, the internship must not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position.
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

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