Intern - Communication, Partnership and Outreach

Location : Copenhagen, DENMARK
Application Deadline :08-Mar-18 (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 :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :18 April to 18 October 2018


UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. In 2017, UNDP is continuing to work to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.

The UNDP JPOSC is an end-to-end human resources service centre. It administers the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) and Special Assistant to the Resident Coordinator (SARC) Programmes whose overall goal is to provide young professionals the opportunity to gain experience in the field of international development cooperation, and as such to build capacities for the global development sector, while providing UNDP and other UN organizations with young talent with promising professional development.

Under the authority of the JPOSC Manager and the supervision of the above-mentioned staff member, the intern will contribute to the development and the maintenance of client-oriented services, and ensure that the JPOSC follows a model of excellence.

As a full member of the JPOSC team, the intern will:

  • Participate in in-house training opportunities as applicable
  • Learn the structure, mechanisms, policies and practice areas of UNDP
  • Participate in dedicated trainings and UNDP online learning tools
  • Strengthen his/her effective writing skills
  • Participate in working groups 

Duties and Responsibilities

Communication, Partnership and Outreach

  • Assist in development of communication tools targeting the various stakeholders to the JPO and SARC Programme
  • Assist in updating the JPO and SARC Database (Microsoft Access)
  • Help developing written and audio-visual material for the JPOSC website and other promotional activities
  • Interview current and former Junior Professional Officers to publish online stories
  • Assist in the production of newsletter
  • Assist in updating the JPOSC website
  • Outreach to former JPOs and members of the JPO Alumni Association (JAA) (yearly recruitment campaign and yearly directory)
  • Research relevant contents to post on JPOSC’s social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) and keep track of the key performance indicators for each network
  • Assist in advertising of JPO, SARC, SDP vacancies through different social channels
  • Manage access of our closed groups for JPOs and SARCs on several social networks
  • Provide support in data analysis and statistics (Excel)
  • Provide support in big data presentation through visual tools
  • Keep the internal photo library updated and categorized
  • Assist in the creation and execution of a branding development plan, including campaigns and projects
  • Assist in the development of Outreach Toolkit
  • Conduct research for various best practices depending on projects at hand


  • Support to any ad hoc activities related to the JPO and SARC Programmes
  • Provide support for pre-departure briefing of JPOs


  • Demonstrating and/or safeguarding ethics and integrity;  
  • Demonstrating corporate knowledge and sound judgment; 
  • Self-development, initiative-taking; 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work; 
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively; 
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Ability to draft and write reports;
  • Communication skills;
  • Computer literacy; 
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

Required Skills and Experience


Interns may be accepted if the following conditions are met:

  • Applicants must meet the following minimum educational 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) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Applicants shall have an excellent command of spoken and written English. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage
  • Preferred field of studies: Social or Political Science, Economics, Business Administration, Human Resources and Communication.
  • Basic knowledge of desktop publishing and graphic design software is an asset (e.g. Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Package, Piktochart).
  • Please check all the eligibility/conditions (such as enrolment in a graduate/postgraduate program) on the UNDP JPO Service Centre website before applying.

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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