Back Intern for Communications Unit

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 09 January 2018
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 27 January 2018

UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub is UNDP’s advisory hub for the region tasked with the responsibility to provide policy and programmatic support to UNDP’s development activities in the Europe and CIS region. 

The Hub’s Communications team has the mandate of exploring, among other things, the use of communications and social media as a way to increase the effectiveness of programming, opening up the organization to external views and input and engaging experts in the regional and global dialogue on key development challenges. 

We are looking for a communications intern who will provide technical expertise to boost the visibility on search engines of UNDP Eurasia and associated platforms and provide analytics reports to assess our online and digital performance. In addition, the intern will be tasked with supporting our website, social media presence and additional media and graphic design tasks, where needed.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Support the creation and uploading of content for the UNDP Regional website;
  • Support the maintenance, back-up and transfer of blog to a new server;
  • Assist the communications team in the organisation of key events and communication opportunities, such as major regional conferences, discussions and report launches;
  • Research and monitor relevant websites and social media channels as needed to feed content into the work of the communications team;
  • Research and application of SEO and marketing tactics
  • Social media and social networking
  • Analytics and SEO reporting
  • Other tasks related to graphic design, web design, web content


  • Strong communication skills in English.
  • Strong IT skills, including confidence with web-based applications, and basic knowledge of HTML, as well as video and photo editing and design software.
  • Solid social media skills and good understanding of web metrics and experience producing analytics reports;
  • Basic understanding of usability, optimizing content for the web and search; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities


Required Skills and Experience

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) in a degree programme in a relevant discipline (digital marketing, web management, graphic design, social media, communication) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation 


  • Experience in website management, content creation, digital communications is preferred.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Russian and Turkish are assets.

Financial Issues:
Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement.

The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.

Application procedure:
The application should contain:

  • Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post and your availability;
  • Current and complete CV in English.

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Selected  candidate must submit following documents:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in a graduate-level degree programme;
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.


  • UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents, illness or death during the internship;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance;
  • The purpose of the internship 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;
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