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.

Project Description 

The Digital Communications Studio works closely with the other teams in the Communications group to ensure that the tone and visual representation of UNDP branded products are consistent. Reporting to the UX/UI Design Specialist, the Intern will support the team in maintaining UNDP’s design system, developing interactive editorial stories, and managing the design of UNDP web properties.

Duties and Responsibilities

The interested candidate will:

  • Design web page mockups for UNDP’s sites using Figma
  • Create and modify graphics appearing on UNDP’s corporate websites
  • Contribute to UNDP’s digital design system through the creation and modification of components. 
  • Work with teams of project managers, editors, designers, developers and production specialists on multiple web projects
  • Communicate design approaches to a variety of technical and non-technical stakeholders effectively.


  • Ability to conceptualize and create visually attractive and immersive websites for both desktop and mobile devices;
  • 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.


  • Experience in digital/interactive design with portfolio of UX/UI design;
  • Familiarly with Figma, InVision and other wireframing and prototyping tools;
  • Foundational understanding of design systems is an asset;
  • Knowledge of standards for web accessibility.


Fluency in written and spoken English; additional language skills in a UN language are an asset.


Must be available at least four days a week.

Application procedure
The application should contain:

  • Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post;
  • Current and complete CV in English;
  • Candidate’s portfolio of UX/UI design, either linked from the PDF or appended to it.
  • Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Shortlisted Candidates must submit the following documents:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree Programme;
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.

In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of:

  • letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
  • letter of recommendation from a professor;
  • copy of his/her most recent school transcript;
  • copy of passport;
  • a copy of US Visa if the intern is not a US Citizen;
  • completed UNDP internship application form;
  • signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health;
  • Copy of life Insurance.