Work from home as a Social Media and Communications Intern – 2024

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Social Media and Communications Intern – 2024, Home-based, Remote

Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

Country: Remote

City: Home-based

Office: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme in Home-based

Closing date: Tuesday, 26 March 2024



The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.


As the frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System, UNDP serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy and programme work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office (CO) levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep, local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy.


Within this context, UNDP invests in a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.

Enabling the network of expertise across the SDGs, within and beyond UNDP, SDG Integration is the team that influences, shapes, and activates platforms for intersectional collaboration for complex, multi-faceted, and ‘frontier’ issues in sustainable development. As such, the SDG Integration team is at the heart of UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN).

Under the guidance of the SDG Integration Communications Specialist, the Social Media and Communications intern will support the team’s outreach and engagement across its digital platforms, providing expertise in daily social media tasks, including developing content in line with the editorial calendar, coordinating communications assets, visual design, metrics, reporting, and research.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the SDG Integration Communications Specialist, the intern will assist in the following areas: Summary of key functions:

 Support the daily management of the SDG Integration Team’s social media platforms (X and LinkedIn) by publishing and scheduling posts.

 Design engaging visual and written weekly content for social media platforms in coordination with the SDG Integration Communications Specialist.

 Monitor and track strategic engagement by collecting data and analyzing traction according to key performance indicators (KPIs), to support the expansion of the team’s social media reach.

 Collaborate in the planning and maintenance of the team’s editorial calendar.

 Proactively research and report on emerging trends and events across key target audiences, identifying new opportunities for increased visibility.

 Conduct research on new social media tools and best practices, providing insights into new dissemination approaches. 

 Support visual design requests and deliverables.

 Provide ad-hoc support to the SDG Integration Communications Specialist.


Superior English writing and editing skills;

 Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;

 Attention to detail is crucial;

 Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic;

 Interest in global issues and the United Nations;

 Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) Be enrolled in a graduate school Programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);


(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree Programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent);


(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Experience: Social media management and content production are an asset.

Proficient in using tools like Adobe Suite, Canva, Trello, and others for multimedia content production.


Language: Fluency in written and spoken English;

French and Spanish an asset

Availability: Must be available at least four days a week.


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