Research and Communications Intern – UNDP

Istanbul, Turkey
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
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Research and Communications Intern – UNDP

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Research and Communications Intern – UNDP

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide research, writing and editing support on issues related to inclusive business and impact investing;
  • Support publishing knowledge stories/best practices;
  • Assist the organization of conferences, forums or other collaborative events
  • Contribute to designing and implementation of initiatives, projects or programmes;
  • Provide administrative support on an as-needed basis;
  • Prepare relevant communications materials (speeches, brochures, success stories, social media materials etc.);
  • Collaborate on the development and execution of online content (images, infographics, videos, blogs etc.) and campaigns delivered across various social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
  • Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a) be enrolled in a second university degree programme (Master Degree); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (Bachelor Degree); or c) have graduated with a university degree in in fields such as international relations, business, law, development, public administration or similar and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Solid experience in academic writing, research and analysis;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Experience on the role of private sector in development is an asset;
  • Knowledge of impact investing is an asset;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP’s Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs;
  • Previous experience on project designing and implementation is an asset;
  • Social media account management and content development skills are desirable.
  • Strong spoken and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 29 May 2020 before midnight.

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