Stipend: UNDP interns are provided a monthly stipend to cover costs associated to the internship. The stipend amount varies from duty station to duty station. The amount can also vary depending on if a selected candidate receives financial support from a nominating institution, related institution, or government. For Copenhagen, this stipend is an equivalent of $1000 per month (exact amount to be confirmed.

UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. In 2017, UNDP is continuing to work to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.

The UNDP JPOSC/TAPP is an end-to-end human resource service centre. It administers several young talent programmes, including the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme whose overall goal is to provide young professionals the opportunity to gain experience in the field of international development cooperation, and as such to build capacities for the global development sector, while providing UNDP and other UN organizations with young talent with promising professional development.

Under the authority of the TAPP/JPOSC Manager and the supervision of the above-mentioned staff member, the intern will contribute to the development and the maintenance of client-oriented services and ensure that the JPOSC follows a model of excellence.

Training Components and learning elements:

Participate in in-house training opportunities as applicable.Learn the structure, mechanisms, policies and practice areas of UNDP.Participate in dedicated trainings and UNDP online learning tools.Strengthen his/her effective writing and visual communication skills.Participate in working groups.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:


Duties and responsibilities

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Graphic Design

Create and apply consistently UNDP’s employer branding guidelines to all internal and external communications assets and knowledge products, such as:

Social Media posts and stories, newsletters, posters, brochures, presentations, one-pagers, infographics, motion graphics, and videos

Ad-hoc graphics for team presentations, outreach, and projects

Create digital assets (infographic, photo, motion graphics) for UNDP’s Career Website, TAPP/JPOSC web, and Social Media channels

Video creation/editing using Adobe Creative Cloud

Provide support in big data presentation through visual tools


Assist in managing our Social Media platforms, targeting the various stakeholders to the TAPP/ JPO Programme (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn)

Assist in advertising of JPO, SDP, and related Young Talent UNDP vacancies through our Social Media channels

Research relevant content and stories to post on TAPP / JPOSC’s Social Media platforms, and keep track of the key performance indicators (KPIs) for each network

Outreach and Data

Support the design of the quarterly bulletin reporting on TAPP / JPOSC news and key statistics in a visual format.

Assist in updating the JPO and SDP Database (Microsoft Excel)

Provide support in data analysis and statistics (Excel)




Conduct research for various best practices depending on projects at hand

Provide support to any ad hoc activities related to the JPO Programme

Provide support to organisational activities within the team

Provide support when needed with the online onboarding process of the JPOs.



Communication: Ability to summarize a large amount of information and translate it into a visually compelling product for a social media audience.Interest and motivation in working in an international organization.Good analytical skills.Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

Currently in the final year of a bachelor’s degree; orCurrently enrolled in a master’s degree; orHave graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.

Field of study:

Graphic Design, Digital Media, Digital Arts, Advertising and Marketing Journalism or related field.Prior experience working in social media is an asset.

IT skills: Very good knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite. Working knowledge of Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects are essential requirements. Basic knowledge of HTML is highly desirable and basic knowledge CSS will be a plus.

Language skills: Fluency in English is required. Good working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an asset.Internship conditions:

Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performedInterns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any posts in UNDP during the period of the internship.Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan.Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.Interns are expected to work full-time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.

More details about internships at UNDP can be found here

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