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.

2020 marked the beginning of a Decade of Action towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But with the COVID-19 pandemic, the global context for development has fundamentally changed. The world faces the greatest socio-economic shock in a generation, coming at a time of acute inequality, ecological fragility and growing distrust within and amongst societies. This pandemic is a health crisis. But not just a health crisis. Tackling COVID-19 is also a humanitarian and development crisis that is threatening to leave deep social, economic and political scars for years to come, particularly in countries already weighed down by fragility, poverty and conflict.

The solidarity that brought the global community together to create the Global Goals is needed more than ever. From building strong institutions to creating jobs to ensuring education and healthcare for all, the SDGs and the pledge to leave no one behind work best when tackled in an integrated manner. That is how the world must work, together, to defeat COVID-19.

UNDP is calling for recovery efforts that recognize the interdependencies between human and environmental health, and aim to build resilience to even more profound risks on the horizon - biodiversity loss, widening inequality and climate change.


In the framework of Agenda 2030, environmental sustainability implies on the one hand the reduction of damage to the environment, and on the other hand the role of natural resources and ecosystem services in human well-being, economic opportunities and social and ecological resilience. As such, UNDP sees the SDGs as an opportunity to promote a broader approach to sustainable development around the world.

Of the 169 SDG targets, 86 include the environmental dimension.? These specifically address environmental sustainability as it relates to: poverty, hunger, health, education, gender, water and sanitation, energy, economic growth, human settlements, sustainable consumption and production, climate change, oceans and terrestrial ecosystems, highlighting environmental elements and their interconnections with poverty eradication, social protection and other important societal issues.

Our objective is to contribute to the economic and social development of the country that is environmentally sustainable and improves the living conditions of the most vulnerable and excluded population, promoting the achievement of the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030.




Duties and Responsibilities


The interested candidate will:

  • Contribute with creative ideas to reach and engage different audiences;

  • Conceptualize and create digital communication products for different digital platforms in English, and Spanish, including videos and infographics;

  • Propose and update designs for corporate promotional products;

  • Provide overall graphic design support to Cluster.

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:

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Duties and responsibilities

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Support our communications strategies and public advocacy plans:

  • Graphic design and photo editing software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Develop simple visual concepts
  • Engage with social media platforms



Support UNDP team in collecting and analysing data

  • Contribute with creative ideas to reach and engage different audiences;
  • Conceptualize and create digital communication products for different digital platforms in English and Spanish, including videos and infographics;
  • Propose and update designs for corporate promotional products;
  • Provide overall graphic design support to the cluster.





V. Competencies and attitude:

  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;

  • Creativity; consistency; problem solving; always learning; patience

  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;

  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;

  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Required Skills and Experience



Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • currently in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree; or

  • currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or

  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.

Field of study: Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications or related field.

And also:

  • Sound computer skills and experience using web based applications, social media and content management systems;

  • Knowledge and experience using the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Bridge, Acrobat, Illustrator, Flash, Avid, Final Cut Pro and other graphic design software;

  • Knowledge of Word Press;

  • Knowledge of MS Office.


  • Proficient in main graphic design and photo editing software (Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop)
  • Solid knowledge on designing for print and digital media
  • Ability to convert complex and abstract ideas into simple visual concepts
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to work in a multicultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities
  • Familiarity with main social media platforms.

Language skills:

  • Spanish ?required;

  • English


  • As of 1 January 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to the UNDP Internship Policies, if is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme;

  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;

  • The intern is 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 are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;

  • 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;

  • The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing.

    In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of the following documents upon selection:

  • Copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae;

  • Letter from his/her university confirming current enrolment and graduation date;

  • Letter of recommendation from a professor;

  • Copy of his/her school transcript;

  • Copy of passport;

  • Completed UNDP internship application form;

  • Signed UNDP Internship Agreement;

  • Medical Certificate of Good Health;

  • Proof of medical insurance.

    Application process:

  • In your application, please (i) state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship, and (ii) indicate your preferred start and end date, as well as your availability timeframe in 2020;

  • Submit your CV/Resume.