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Communications Intern

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Under the direct supervision of the Communications Jr. Professional Expert, you will:
Review, analyze and brief investigation reports. As assigned, provide research and drafting assistance with VRC notices, determinations and memoranda.
Conduct research on assigned issues and liaise with other international organizations, including multilateral development banks and other agencies, funds and programs in the UN System.
Provide research and drafting assistance with VRC determinations, memos, reports and publications, as assigned.
Support OSO’s activities by having an active role in the office’s communication strategy, by preparing presentations and reports on business opportunities and potential partnerships.
Draft good news stories to highlight the role of sourcing as a development tool and enabler of development results.
Advise on the format, design and content of information materials, including the Annual Report and others.
Make synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in procurement.
Contribute to the implementation of operational and sourcing strategies, including full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies.
Competencies
Solid 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
Education:
Currently enrolled in an under-graduate or graduate-level degree programme as a full-time student in the Communications field.
Only students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible.
Available part/full-time for a period of two months.
Language:
All applicants must be fluent in both written and spoken English. Additional UN languages (especially, French, and Spanish) are a distinct advantage.
Experience:
No professional experience necessary.
Other:
Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:
Writing sample (one page) explaining their interest in interning with UNDP.
Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in an undergraduate/ graduate-level degree programme.
Copy of school transcript or Copy of the University degree.
Letter of endorsement from a senior faculty member who has directly supervised the student in the recent past and who is fully acquainted with the student’s performance.
Note:
UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship.
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.
All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out.
The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed.
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.
Interested candidates should apply by 20 June 2018. Your application should include a cover letter and resume. Please upload both as one document as the system does not accept more than one document.
Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
For more information on UNDP Internship, please visit:
****Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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