Intern - Multimedia Communications

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :05-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months



UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.


The Communications Unit at the BRH provides direct communications support to country offices as well as to the Units within the BRH, which include the thematic areas of Inclusive Growth; Effective Governance; Resilient and Sustainable Development; and HIV and Health. It also leads in raising the profile of regional events through outreach and digital communications, producing publications and digital materials on regional and country-level initiatives, and strategically positioning UNDP at the regional level through liaising with major media outlets.

The Communications Unit is seeking an intern with comprehensive experience producing multimedia communications materials for six months to support video production, photography, and the management of multimedia outlets while supporting other tasks within the Communications Unit. These productions may include short features, explainer videos for social platforms, video messages and internal UNDP films.

Duties and Responsibilities


                                        Duties and responsibilities

 % of time


Multimedia Production

  • Create video productions, including but not limited to short news features, mini documentary films, documentary films, public services announcements, and promotional films, video messages and internal UNDP films;
  • Create content for UNDP Asia-Pacific Social Media Platforms;
  • Monitor web-content and social media in other COs in the region Asia-Pacific, and publish video content onto the FourWinds interactive internal communications platform (APTV);
  • Support the redesign of APTV layout to increase regional engagement;
  • Assist in updating the BRH’s website through creating contents and updating it through the content management system;
  • Seek out and edit photos and graphic materials with the aim of enhancing the quality of BRH’s printed and digital communication materials

     80 %



  • Support the Hub’s communications at major regional events;
  • Assist with writing, shooting, editing of communications materials in regional meetings and events;
  • Assist in liaising with the press and maintaining relations with the media;
  • Assist the Communications Unit in providing technical support to country offices as necessary.

     20 %



  • Technologically literate and the ability to learn quickly;
  • Knowledge of various video formats and conversions;
  • Working knowledge of YouTube, WordPress, Adobe and other social media sites;
  • Knowledge and ability to film with DSLRs;
  • Knowledge of sound and lighting for video production;
  • Creative flair and lateral problem-solving skills;
  • Strong organizational and research skills;
  • Able to take initiative and work independently;
  • Strong communication and analytical skills;
  • High standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Required Skills and Experience


Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (1) and (2) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Field of study: Media studies, communications, public relations, graphic design, photojournalism, journalism, or related fields in the arts or humanities.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
  • Knowledge and proficiency in multimedia software

Language skills:

  • English required;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.


  • UNDP internships are not remunerated. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.

NOTE: If selected for the position, interns are requested to provide a letter from university confirming current enrollment and graduation date, a copy of school transcript, a letter of endorsement from professor, a medical certificate of good health, a copy of medical insurance coverage during internship assignment in Thailand, and a copy of passport.

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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