Digital Communications Intern

Location : Yerevan, ARMENIA
Application Deadline :19-Feb-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :9 March-31 July 2015
Expected Duration of Assignment :9 March-31 July 2015

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.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia in partnership with the Government of Armenia works to advance the national reform agenda, develop the capacities of counterparts at national, regional and local levels, as well as to promote and integrate the concept of sustainable development into decision making processes.  

Under this framework, UNDP Environmental Governance (EG) portfolio works with the Government in enhancing national capacities for fulfilling obligations under multilateral environmental conventions, namely developing multi-year national action plans, ensure proper reporting, meaningful participation and involvement into negotiation processes.

UNDP EG portfolio is looking to recruit an intern that will support the EG portfolio communications, digital marketing and outreach activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Intern will work under the direct supervision of UNDP Armenia EG portfolio analyst and in close cooperation with the UNDP Communications Associate, performing the following functions:

  • Support development and implementation of portfolio communication activities;
  • Support development of portfolio outreach materials, project factsheets, maps, publications;
  • Data visualization of EG projects’ knowledge products;
  • Organise portfolio library, including creation of electronic library system;
  • Draft articles, blogs and other content to capture the work of EG projects and share our learning with stakeholders;
  • Assist the organization of PR and media events, including press conferences;
  • Research in requested thematic areas;
  • Provide other support and assistance as required.


  • Strong data visualization and digital marketing skills;
  • Strong analytical and writing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;
  • Strong research skills;
  • High level of motivation, ability to show initiative and work independently;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to focus on a variety of tasks within a deadline-driven environment.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Applicant should be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university/Master degree or higher in the field of Digital Communications, PR/Media, Environmental studies, or a related field) at the time of application and during the internship.


  • Experience in communication strategy development and implementation is an asset;
  • Experience in digital marketing and data visualization is an asset;
  • Experience in research.


  • Excellent written and spoken English.


Candidate who is selected for must submit the following documents:

Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme;
Complete and sign the “Application Form”  which is available  at
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months. Must be available at least 20 hours a week for a period of at least 3 months.

Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, visa, etc.
Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Have medical and life insurance.

Subsequent Employment

The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies.
Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

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