The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships. The Office of Communications at UNDP is at the forefront of advancing online communications and outreach within the organization .
The Digital Communications team works closely with the other teams in the Communications group to ensure that the tone and visual representation of UNDP branded products are consistent. Reporting to the Digital Communication Specialist the Intern will support the team conceptualizing and creating web and social media visual assets for campaigns, events and other promotional purposes (Spanish).
Duties and Responsibilities
The interested candidate will:
- Research content and produce Spanish language material and updates for Spanish social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter);
- Ensure global campaigns follow up and support, and audience engagement on Spanish Social media platforms;
- Produce graphic material to be used on Spanish Social media platforms;
- Provide assistance in curating and presenting stories, images, and videos in UNDP’s web content management system;
- Review and edit web stories, headlines and captions in Spanish and English, liaising with the rest of the team to ensure consistency across languages;
- Assist in reviewing translations in Spanish, proofreading and reformulating if necessary, for optimal web presentation;
- Assist the Spanish Web editor in maintaining contacts with content providers in order to solicit material for the website, and/or for approval of drafts.
- Solid Spanish writing and editing skills;
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
- Attention to detail is crucial;
- Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic;
- Interest in global issues and the United Nations;
- Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school Programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree Programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent);
(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.
Web and social media experience are an asset.
- Native Spanish and fluency in written and spoken English;
- French desirable.
Must be available at least three days a week.
The application should contain:
- Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post;
- A current and complete CV in English;
- Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows you to upload maximum one document.
Shortlisted Candidates must submit the following documents:
- An official letter from the University confirming enrollment 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.
In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of:
- letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
- letter of recommendation from a professor;
- copy of his/her most recent school transcript;
- copy of passport;
- a copy of US Visa if the intern is not a US Citizen;
- completed UNDP internship application form;
- signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
- Medical Certificate of Good Health;
- Copy of life Insurance
UNDP Terms & Conditions for Internship
- In accordance with the UNDP Internship policy, UNDP interns are eligible to receive a monthly stipend, with the rate that varies depending on the duty location. The stipend will be paid monthly, and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.
- Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or a third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend.
- Except for the stipend, all other expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions.
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
- The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan;
- Interns are not considered staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity