Communications Intern

Application Deadline :19-Jul-11 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 MONTHS
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 MONTHS


Under the guidance and supervision of the Communications Specialist, the intern will support the implementation of the UNDP Country Office’s communications strategy to promote public and media outreach. Within the annual corporate work plan the unit will have to perform the objectives and results of the country office work plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the regular updating of the UNDP web site and intranet-in-a-box;
  • Assist in MDGs advocacy and awareness of the UNDP mandate, mission and purpose;
  • Assist in the dissemination of advocacy materials including the Human Development Report and other UN/UNDP publications;
  • Assist, in coordination with the Communication Specialist, the production of information materials for marketing/promotion of current programmes and projects;
  • Organization of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews, launchings, etc. and provision of logistical support to the events;
  • Assist in the establishment of an electronic photo library;
  • Other relevant tasks as may be assigned by the Communications Specialist and other appropriate senior management staff of the country office.


Corporate Competencies:

  •  Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  •  Displays cultural, gender, religion, race nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to learn to perform a variety of activities;
  • Good IT and research skills;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.

Leadership and Self-Management:

  • Focuses on result for the unit and responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience


A first university degree with firm offer of admission to, or completion of first year master’s course work in Journalism, publishing, communication and media or related fields.


  • Previous work experience in mass media and communications units in related institutions and organizations;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc);
  • Ability to draft reports, organize and coordinate events.

Language Requirements:

Fluency (both written and spoken) in English.

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.

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