Digital Communications Intern

United Nations Development Programme, Beijing, China

Skill Required:, IT and ICTMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th July, 2021

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Communication and in close collaboration with members of the team, the Digital Communication Intern will be responsible for providing support to RCO in its mandate to advance its objectives for communications and advocacy, which includes:

  • Support drafting posts and developing plans for both Chinese and international social media platforms
  • Translate (both English to Chinese and Chinese to English) various communications materials, including the translation of social media posts, press release, Op-ed, website, and other media/social media or related articles
  • Support updating and daily maintenance of the UN China official website in close collaboration with team members and IT support from HQ
  • Help with on-site event support (i.e., organization of press conference, video shooting, etc.)
  • Support the organization and follow-up of the UN Communications Group meetings and cross-agency engagement
  • Review and edit translation of reports and other internal/external publications in coordination with other team members
  • Implement daily administrative and logistical tasks related to communications work
  • Complete other ad hoc tasks requested by the office and/or supervisor


Required Skills and Experience


  • Major in Communications, Journalism, English, International Relations, or other relevant fields. 
  • Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
  • Enrolled in a Masters or in a Ph.D. programme
  • In the final year of a Bachelors programme
  • Or within one year after graduation from a Bachelors, Masters or Ph.D. programme
  • Or be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program

Additional Requirements

  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan and medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. Any cost arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern
  • The stipend will be paid monthly. Interns will have 1.5 days of leave per month
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Cost and arrangement for travel, visas, passports, accommodations and living expenses are the responsibility of the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern
  • Interns must not apply for or be appointed to a position that should be encumbered by a staff number during the period of their internship. Interns are expected to fulfill the terms of their internships. Therefore, internship must not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UN in any official capacity.


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