Back Communications Intern

  • Added Date: Saturday, 18 March 2017
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 03 August 2017

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global anti-poverty 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 and territories, working with stakeholders on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.

The Regional Bureau for Arab States, which leads UNDP’s work in across the Arab States Region, is seeking a graduate student with an interest in global issues and communications to work at the forefront of development and communications with the Bureau.  This post will allow the opportunity to assist in developing communications campaigns, media strategies, social media projects, and many other creative endeavors, that raise awareness for and engage people in UNDP’s efforts in the Arab States to support progress towards sustainable human development.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) in producing communications materials such as stories, brochures and newsletters highlighting the work and results of UNDP;
  • Assist with the promotion of UNDP’s work in the region on social media, and conceive new tools for recruiting and engaging supporters.
  • Support drafting of press releases and other text-based outreach materials


Demonstrate excellent understanding of social media trends, techniques, and information architecture.

  • Proven ability to be creative,.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Computer literate in standard software applications
  • Strong networking, liaison and collaboration skills
  • Experience editing images or preparing graphics for the web and email communications a plus.
  • Experience with multimedia a plus.

Required Skills and Experience


Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application 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. 


  • Fluency in English-- written and spoken-- is required.
  • Proficiency in French and/or Arabic a plus.

This vacancy is archived.

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