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Intern (Communications, Innovation and Partnership)

Beijing (China)

Background

UNDP promotes sustainable human development to help build resilient nations and to empower people to build better lives. As the UN's development network, UNDP has drawn on world-wide experience for over three decades to assist China both in developing solutions to its own ongoing development challenges, and in its south-south cooperation and engagement in global development. Domestically, our work focuses on Good Governance, Energy & Environment, Poverty Reduction, and Disaster Management. In terms of global and south-south work, our focuses are trilateral cooperation in third countries, experience sharing on foreign aid systems, global and regional issues, private sector engagement, and sharing development experiences and lessons through south-south dialogue.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern, under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Communications Officer at the Communications, Innovation and Partnership Team, will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in social media content research and development;
  • Assist in translation work (English to Chinese and Chinese to English);
  • Assist in conducting research, compiling background materials, statistical data and briefing notes for advocacy/outreach activities and media events;
  • Assist in the preparation of communications and public-private partnerships outreach materials (i.e. PowerPoint presentations, brochures, etc);
  • Assist in the editing of media advisories, press releases, publications, and correspondences;
  • Assist the Chief Communications Officer in organizing media events such as press briefings/conferences/celebrations, etc.
  • Assist  in updating and organizing event photos, as well as editing and transcribing videos;
  • Help maintain and update the media partners database;
  • Assist the Chief Communications Officer in post-event media coverage monitoring by requesting hard copies from media outlets and conducting online searches and by helping to create and maintain a media coverage monitoring file;
  • Assist the Chief Communications Officer in preparing the daily newsletter and in organizing newspapers and magazines in the resource centre;
  • Join any ad hoc task forces that require his/her support as requested by the Chief Communications Officer.

Competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values
  • Relevant experience in media or translation
  • Strong oral and written communication ability in both English and Chinese
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office software
  • Proactive, organized and self-motivated.
  • Be confident, responsible, detail-oriented and skillful in communicating with others

Required Skills and Experience

  • 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 (undergraduate; minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (first university degree, or second university degree or equivalent, or higher) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
  • Majoring in translation, international relations, communications, journalism, or other relevant fields.
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:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Innovations for Sustainable Development
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-24

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