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Communications Intern (Energy & Environment)

Beijing (China)


The Sustainable Development– Energy & Environment (EE) team of UNDP China office is looking for an intern to assist team’s communications. Main job responsibilities can be seen in the duties and responsibilities below. Sustainable Development EE team currently has 30+ ongoing projects that consists of Ozone layer protection, hydrogen vehicles, wetland protection and so forth. 

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The candidate is expected to support EE’s communications staff to explore EE’s communications strategy and doing daily regular communications assignments to promote team’s projects, and raise the general public’s awareness on the importance of environment protection.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Writing news releases, project successful stories, issue brief and social media posts regarding EE meetings, conferences and events;
  2. Doing internal sharing based on EE social media posts with team member by summarizing, news release and social media posts’ content; 
  3. Designing posters and other merchandising products for social media or EE event purposes;
  4. Updating database upon supervisor’s instruction;
  5. Assisting in media resources exploitation;
  6. Assisting to plan, coordinate and on-site support EE events, developing EE annual strategy;
  7. Coordinating with colleagues based in UNDP New York office and Bangkok office, and staff in the government bodies where necessary to facilitate events and project implementation;
  8. Taking meeting notes and minutes;
  9. Translation and proof reading for team’s portfolio related documents;
  10. Other ad hoc assignments.



  1. Speaking and writing clearly and effectively;
  2. Good communication skill and interpersonal skill, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  3. Asking questions to clarify, and exhibiting interest in having two-way communication;
  4. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
  5. Demonstrating openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  1. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems
  2. Ability to develop sources and conduct data collection using various methods
  3. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis
  4. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, work under pressure
  5. Showing pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter
  6. Being conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
  7. Showing persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges


  1. Working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goalsSolicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise
  2. Being willing to learn from others
  3. Supporting and acting in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
  4. Sharing credit for team accomplishments and accepting joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Required Skills and Experience

  1. Master Degree or equivalent Public Relations, Communication, Media, Public Administration or related field 
  2. Full fluency in English and Chinese is critical, both written and spoken
  3. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
  4. Ability to design posters and merchandising products by Photoshop.
  5. Experience and knowledge on communication, public relations or marketing.
  6. Ability to hold this position for 6 months 
  7. Relevant academic or professional experience in sustainable development (energy and environment) area is an asset
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: Beijing (China)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Energy sector
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Environment
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-29

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