Back Web Editor and Social Media internship - French

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2016
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 03 August 2017

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development 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, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships. The Office of Communications at UNDP is at the forefront of advancing online communications and outreach within the organization and is seeking a graduate student with an interest in global issues and communications to assist in organizing and evaluating web content and web sites for UNDP’s online global network. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The interested candidate will:

  • Research content and produce French language material and updates for French social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter);
  • Ensure global campaigns follow up and support, and audience engagement on French Social media platforms;
  • Produce graphic material to be used on French Social media platforms;
  • Provide assistance in curating and presenting stories, images and videos in UNDP’s web content management system;
  • Review and edit web stories, headlines and captions in French and English, liaising with the rest of the team to ensure consistency across languages;
  • Assist in reviewing translations in French, proofreading and reformulating if necessary for optimal web presentation;
  • Assist the French Web editor in maintaining contacts with content providers in order to solicit material for website, and/or for approval of drafts;
  • Assist with other related tasks as needed.

  • Solid French writing and editing skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
  • Attention to detail is crucial;
  • Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic;
  • Interest in global issues and the United Nations;
  • Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrollment in a graduate degree programme (Master) in a development or communications-related field, such as journalism, interactive telecommunications, international relations, political science, anthropology, sociology, public or business administration.


  • Web and social media experience is an asset.


  • Native French and fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Spanish desirable.

The successful candidate will be required to:

  • Bring a certificate from his/her school that s/he is enrolled in a Master's programme;
  • Have a valid visa to work in the US;
  • Have medical and life insurance.


  • Must be available at least three days a week.


  • Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members;
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. The costs associated 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, visa, etc.;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.

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