UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP’s advisory hub for the region tasked with the responsibility to provide policy and programmatic support to UNDP’s development activities in the Europe and CIS region. 

The Czech-UNDP Partnership for Sustainable Development Goals (CUP), project directly follows the implementation of the Czech-UNDT Trust Fund project that started in 2004. The Project is financed by the Czech Republic and implemented through UNDP COs in the selected priority countries: Bosnia and Hercegovina, Georgia, and Moldova. The main goal of CUP is to transfer Czech expertise and innovative solutions for SDGs. To further support this goal and to enhance the impact of Project initiatives, CUP will develop a knowledge management system to support the transfer of know-how. At the same time a communication strategy is to be developed to improve the use of communications and social media.
We are looking for a communications intern to support the development and implementation of a new communications strategy, to boost the visibility of CUP activities and Czech expertise. This includes supporting our website, social media presence, and additional media and graphic design tasks. In addition, the intern will be tasked with supporting the implementation of the Knowledge management strategy, when needed.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the creation and uploading of content for the CUP website;
  • Assist the CUP in producing PR materials and news
  • Social media and social networking
  • Other tasks related to graphic design, web design, web content
  • Support day to day management of initiatives under the CUP projects when required



  • Strong communication skills in English. Czech is an asset.
  • Strong IT skills, including confidence with web-based applications, as well as video and photo editing and design software.
  • Solid social media skills and good understanding of web metrics
  • Basic understanding of usability, optimizing content for the web and search; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations


Required Skills and Experience


  • Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) in a degree programme in a relevant discipline (i.e. digital marketing, web management, graphic design, social media, communication) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation 


  • Experience in website management, content creation, digital communications, knowledge management is preferred.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Czech is an asset.

Financial Issues

Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement.

The costs associated with the internship 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 etc.

Application procedure

The application should contain:

  • Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post and your availability;
  • Current and complete CV in English.

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Selected candidate must submit following documents:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrolment 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.


  • UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents, illness or death during the internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance;
  • The purpose of the internship 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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