UNDP Communications Internship 2018 in USA

The UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) team in New York is looking for a Communications intern to help them raise awareness of a book’s key findings, launched by RBA named “Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa”, among targeted audiences and general public and may also help raising awareness of other RBA publications.

To assist the RBA Inequality Report team, the intern will

Contribute to the development of visual communications products and of multimedia products

Contribute to the development and implementation of a targeted social media campaign

Update and maintain the Inequality Report stakeholder contact lists and database

Maintain contacts of collaborating partners institutions

Track requests for information and feedback on various communication products

Support in monitoring the impact of various communication channels for the Inequality Report

Contribute to the development of strategy for digital marketing

Location: United States


Check the official website for detailed benefits.



Interpersonal Communication:

Speaks and writes English clearly and effectively

Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately

Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication

Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience

Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed


Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

Places team agenda before personal agenda

Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position

Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings


Actively seeks to improve programmes or services

Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs

Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas

Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; things “outside the box”

Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing thingsIs not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches

Marketing / Social Media Communication and IT

Knowledge of social media platforms and effective social media communication strategies

Ability to research and identify target audiences

Ability to assist with implementing messaging strategies

Knowledge of basic graphic design theory

Strong competency in graphic design and publishing software, such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Required Skills and Experience


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 above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation

Advanced studies in Communications, Journalism, Design or Marketing, knowledge of gender issues or international development issues a plus


Comparable work experience may substitute for education requirements;

Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter

Have demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs


Fluency in oral and written English is required

Knowledge of French is an asset

Intern conditions:

Will work five days per week (35 hours)

UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship

All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution.

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

The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan

Eligible Regions: Open for All

Application Deadline: 23 April 2018

For more information visit here.

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