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UNDP: Communications Internships 2024 Apply Now

UNDP is seeking a passionate and motivated Communications Intern to join our team. This internship offers a valuable opportunity for individuals interested in gaining hands-on experience in communications within an international development setting.

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  • Assist in the development and implementation of communication strategies to promote UNDP's initiatives and achievements.
  • Support the creation of content for various communication channels, including social media, newsletters, websites, and reports.
  • Conduct research and gather information to contribute to the production of compelling stories, articles, and press releases.
  • Collaborate with team members to organize events, campaigns, and outreach activities aimed at raising awareness of UNDP's projects and impact.
  • Monitor media coverage and analyze communication strategies' effectiveness, providing insights and recommendations for improvement.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating communication databases, photo archives, and other relevant documentation.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant undergraduate or graduate program (Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or related field).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a keen eye for detail.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms, content creation, and analytics.
  • Ability to conduct research, synthesize information, and present findings effectively.
  • A proactive and collaborative approach to work, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interest in international development, sustainability, and the mission of the United Nations.
Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: Gain valuable hands-on experience and insights into communications strategies within an international development context.
  • Networking Opportunities: Engage with professionals and experts in the field of sustainable development, establishing valuable connections for future career prospects.
  • Mentorship: Receive guidance and mentorship from experienced communication professionals, fostering personal and career growth.
  • Learning Environment: Access to various training sessions, workshops, and seminars to enhance skills in communication, project management, and other relevant areas.
  • Exposure to Global Initiatives: Contribute to projects that address global challenges, working in diverse and multicultural teams.
  • Flexibility and Support: Opportunities for flexible work arrangements and a supportive work environment that encourages innovation and creativity.
  • Access to Resources: Gain access to UNDP's extensive resources, databases, and knowledge repositories related to development and communications.
  • Personal Fulfillment: Be part of an organization dedicated to making a positive impact on communities worldwide, contributing to meaningful initiatives and campaigns.
  • Potential Future Opportunities: Internship experience at UNDP could open doors for future employment opportunities or further engagement within the United Nations system or other related organizations.
  • Cultural Exchange: Experience working in a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters understanding and appreciation for different cultures and perspectives.
  1. Review the Requirements: Carefully read the job description, ensuring that you meet the qualifications and understand the responsibilities outlined for the Communications Internship role at UNDP.
  2. Prepare Application Materials:
    • Update your resume/CV to highlight relevant experiences, education, and skills.
    • Craft a compelling cover letter expressing your interest in the internship, explaining why you're a suitable candidate, and detailing how your skills align with the position.
    • If required, prepare a sample of your written work or portfolio showcasing your communication abilities.
  3. Visit the UNDP Website or Job Portal:
    • Navigate to the UNDP official website or the designated job portal where internship opportunities are listed.
  4. Search for the Internship Opening:
    • Use the search function or browse through the available internship positions to find the Communications Internship role at UNDP.
  5. Complete the Application:
    • Click on the specific job posting for the Communications Internship to access the application form or instructions.
    • Follow the provided instructions carefully, ensuring you submit all required documents and information.
    • Fill out the application form with accurate personal details, educational background, work experience, and any additional information requested.
  6. Upload Application Materials:
    • Upload your updated resume/CV, cover letter, and any requested samples of your work onto the application platform.
  7. Double-Check the Application:
    • Review your application materials thoroughly to ensure they are error-free, well-organized, and tailored to the position.
  8. Submit the Application:
    • Once you are satisfied with your application, submit it through the designated portal or application submission method provided.
  9. Confirmation and Follow-Up:
    • Upon successful submission, you may receive an acknowledgment or confirmation email. Note any additional instructions or timelines mentioned in the confirmation for further steps or interviews.
  10. Monitor Application Status:
  • Keep an eye on your email for any communication from UNDP regarding your application status. Check your spam/junk folder regularly to avoid missing important updates.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
International Affairs
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 11, 2024
Valid through
December 29, 2025
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