Communications Internship

United Nations Development Programme

Istanbul, Turkey

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

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 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 of UNDP Eurasia online 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
The intern will report to the Regional Communications Analyst, and will be expected to: 
  • Support the creation and uploading of content for the UNDP Regional website. 
  • Create materials for social media channels, including Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Assist the communications team in the organisation of key events and communication opportunities, such as major regional conferences, discussions and report launches. 
  • Monitor the latest social media trends for improving outreach and appropriately apply that knowledge to Eurasia channels. 
  • Research and application of SEO and marketing tactics.
  • Analytics compiling and reporting.
  • Prepare weekly roundups and propose relevant contents for Eurasia channels.
  • Other tasks related to video, graphic design, web design, web content. 
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.  
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
  • Experience in website management, content creation, digital communications is preferred. 
  • Experience with web-based applications, basics of HTML, as well as video and photo editing and design software is preferred.
  • Experience working with social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter (X), LinkedIn) and good understanding of web metrics and experience producing analytics reports is preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Russian and/or Turkish is an asset.