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Internship Opportunity - Content and Thought Leadership (x2)

New York City


UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

In April 2018, UNDP launched an innovative undertaking to validate new forms of partnership and programming with the private sector through which significant financing can be leveraged for achievement of the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Our team is working on a new initiative to: a) extend the reach of UNDP’s thought leadership with governments, academia and private sector, b) support UNDP’s employees to create social media platforms to engage with governments, academia and private sector

c) engage and empower employees to become brand ambassadors – to share corporate vision, values, brand content and global stories on their own social networks, d) drive awareness of the corporate brand and e) encourage employee advocacy on a companywide level.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research and identify key influencers across multiple digital platforms to build powerful brand experiences online
  • Develop the strategic vision, long-term objectives, and milestones to drive awareness and engagement around key UNDP thought leadership topics through comprehensive marketing programs
  • Drive and execute content, thought leadership, online events
  • Analyze and report on activity and program performance
  • Participate in creating internal communications and employee engagement activities


  • Excellent oral and written presentation and communication skills;
  • Excellent ability to write executive reports;
  • Works well under pressure and ability to re-prioritize based on evolving project needs;
  • Ability to synthesize data and summarize into presentations for executive management

Required Skills and Experience


  • Student enrolled in a graduate school programme in Business Administration /Management (MBA), Communication (MA) or relevant programme


  • Excellent financial data analysis skills
  • Strong initiative and a desire to work hard in a startup environment
  • Self- driven professional looking to contribute towards SDGs
  • Project management experience
  • Experience working in multi-functional teams/projects is a strong asset


  • Any individual hired under these conditions are not staff and therefore, are not covered by UN Staff Regulations and Rules;
  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • 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;
  • 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.
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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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-31

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