Communications and Research Intern


Location : Istanbul, TURKEY
Application Deadline :08-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
18-Jun-2018

Background

Background

The IICPSD offers a selected group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to IICPSD's work as a center of excellence for private sector in development and inclusive markets. It is designed to provide support to IICPSD’s applied research and policy advisory services and to complement the interns’ practical experience in various issues related to private sector engagement, skills generation, impact investing and other topics of international development. The Programme operates under the rules and regulations of the UNDP Internship Policy.


Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties that the intern will be expected to assist in:

  • Implementing social media plan to accelerate recognition of the Center globally;
  • Producing issues-based stories and newsletters for the website;
  • Updating UNDP website content and profiles on social networks (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) with information about project activities and events;
  • Keeping an updated media and partners contact list;
  • Creating a knowledge repository of communication-related aspects for the organization;
  • Drafting and edit a range of materials, including blog posts, brochures, presentations developed by global team and pilot country coordinators, and supporting documents for procurement and events;
  • Organizing conferences, forums or other collaborative events;
  • Providing research, writing and editing support on issues related to developing inclusive markets and business impact in achieving the sustainable development goals;
  • Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.


Competencies

Technical/Functional Competencies

  • Excellent written and spoken English skills;
  • Good organisational skills;
  • Good inter-personal skills;
  • Excellent computer literacy in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and design programmes)
  • Proficiency in the use of digital and social media platforms;
  • Good research and analytical skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Sensitivity to political, cultural and national differences and adaptability to multicultural environments.

Personal Competencies:

  • Commitment to UNDP's mission, vision and values;
  • Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.


Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a) be enrolled in a second university degree programme (Master Degree); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (Bachelor Degree); or c) have graduated with a university degree in in fields such a field such as business, law, development, public administration or similar and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Experience:

  • Solid experience in managing social media content;
  • Solid experience in academic writing, research and analysis;
  • Computer literate in software applications;
  • Experience on the role of private sector in development is an asset;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs;
  • Previous experience on project designing and implementation is an asset;
  • Social media account management and content development skills are desirable.

Language:

  • Strong spoken and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset;
  • Fluency in Turkish 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;
  • Current and complete CV in English;
  • One relevant writing sample.

Please group all your documents into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Candidates who are selected for must submit prior to the interview the following documents:

  • Official document(s) confirming your education status;
  • 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 and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.

Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

It is important to note that interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance.

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.
More information available at: http://www.undp.org/internships/.

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 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.


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