Intern - Learning Content Creation and Editing, Talent Development Unit

Location : Hombased (Virtual)
Application Deadline :28-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :4d 11h 36m
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 :Maximum 6 months

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.


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.

Drawing on the diversity of UNDP’s client needs and partnerships, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is the hub for the global HR function for UNDP, providing strategy, policy setting, guidance and oversight. In alignment with the People for 2030 and People Development 2020 Strategy, the Talent Development Unit (TDU) at OHR is committed to provide improved opportunities for, and better targeting of, learning and development initiatives so that UNDP staff can reach their full potential and increase organizational capability and effectiveness. 

In this regard, TDU is seeking a home-based intern to support our learning and capability development initiatives, ideally located in Africa, Asia, Central Europe/Middle East and Latin America to support the People for 2030 and People Development 2020 Strategy.

Under the supervision of TDU’s Capability Development Team, the intern will mainly contribute to learning content creation and editing, and assist in other areas related to the organization’s digital learning platforms and learning experience systems.


  • The Intern will receive a monthly stipend. The amount will vary depending on their duty city / country. 
  • The amount can also vary depending if a selected candidate receives financial support from a nominating institution, related institution or government.

Training Components and Learning Elements

As a member of the TDU team, the intern will:

  • Learn the structure, mechanisms, policies and practice areas of UNDP.
  • Learn about online learning and career development initiatives.
  • Participate in dedicated trainings and UNDP online learning tools.
  • Strengthen his/her effective writing and visual communication skills.
  • Participate in working groups.

Starting Date of the Internship

With consideration for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its implications on working arrangements, the selected candidate will be expected to start his/her internship between March 08th and March 15th 2021.


  • Please ensure you are eligible for this internship by reviewing the detailed eligibility criteria before applying.
  • There is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.

Application procedure:

  • Please enclose your CV only. This website only receives documents in one pdf file. So please make sure your CV is in one file.
  • Please do not enclose any other documents like certificates or publications at this point. We require only your CV to be uploaded. We will request for further documentation as we progress with the process of this recruitment.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will support in the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Incorporate adult learning theory and visual design principles to design and develop interactive eLearning modules/online training materials
  • Create/edit/update supporting materials and media (audio, video, simulations, web-based training, etc.)
  • Provide technical support for the LMS helpdesk
  • Conduct research for best practices in the arenas of adult educational methods (e.g. gamification) and course content (e.g. videos, quizzes, activities), learning technologies, learning experience, talent development solutions, and other key topics
  • Assist in tasks related to content management, reporting, and responding to learning queries 
  • Support ad-hoc activities related to TDU


  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively in both the verbal and written format e.g. present findings in team meetings and craft clear research findings and concise executive summaries.
  • Digital skills: A solid understanding of content authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline, Camtasia Studio, easygenerator, HTML5 etc.. Good understanding of course production in learning management systems (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Oracle Taleo etc.) and knowledge of SharePoint is desirable.
  • Instruction Design skills: Strong knowledge of and ability to use Instructional Systems Design (ISD) models (i.e. ADDIE, Kirkpatrick, SAM, etc).
  • Familiarity with global development issues and the world of the UN.
  • Familiarity with the values the UN and UNDP embody and support in all of their work
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to extract, interpret, analyse data and resolve problems.
  • Ability to support a team with team building skills.
  • Strong attention to details.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Language skills: Fluency in English is required. Good working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an asset.

Required Skills and Experience

Fluency in English is required. Good working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an asset.

Eligibility Criteria:

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNDP’s internships must meet one of the following academic requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme 
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  3. 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.

*Advanced university degree in Education, Curriculum Design, Organizational Development, Communication, Instructional Design, International Development or other related fields would be an asset

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