Communications Intern at UNDP in Brussels 2024

Communications Intern at UNDP in Brussels 2024

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About UNDP:

As the primary agency for international development within the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) operates with a presence in 170 countries and territories, steadfastly working towards the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequality. UNDP focuses on three pivotal areas: sustainable development, democratic governance and peace-building, and climate and disaster resilience.

UNDP Representation Office in Brussels:

The UNDP Representation Office in Brussels assumes a pivotal role in advancing UNDP’s mandate, showcasing its impactful work, and delivering tangible results. This office actively nurtures partnerships, particularly with the European Union (EU) and Belgium, both essential contributors to UNDP’s core budget. Effective communication of these partnerships stands as a primary objective for the Brussels Representation Office.

Internship Overview:

This internship opportunity offers a unique gateway to gain profound insights into UNDP’s global initiatives and acquire hands-on experience in an international professional environment. Interns, as integral members of the team, actively contribute to UNDP’s overarching mission. The experience involves immersing in the intricacies of the organization’s work, understanding the dynamics of the UN System, and actively participating in partnerships and communications.

Key Details:

  • Location: Brussels, BELGIUM
  • Type of Contract: Internship
  • Starting Date: 15-Apr-2024
  • Application Deadline: 14-Mar-24 (Midnight New York, USA)
  • Post Level: Intern
  • Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months
  • Languages Required: English
  • Expected Duration of Assignment: 6 months

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Communications Specialist, the intern will:

  1. Develop and Publish Communications Material: Contribute to content creation for digital platforms, including the website, X, and LinkedIn.
  2. Social Media Campaigns: Support the development and execution of social media campaigns, highlighting results of partnerships with the EU and Belgium.
  3. #UNDPEUpartnership20 Campaign: Assist in the roll-out of the #UNDPEUpartnership20 campaign, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the UNDP-EU partnership.
  4. Content Management:
    • Collect, write, and edit content from Country Offices.
    • Organize information through the dedicated Trello platform.
  5. Photo Archive: Create and manage a photo archive documenting the EU-UNDP partnership.
  6. Documentation: Draft and consolidate documents related to communication initiatives.
  7. Event Support: Assist in the organization of conferences, forums, or collaborative events.

Competencies Required:

  • Strong organizational and research skills.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and writing skills.
  • Proficiency in social media management.
  • Knowledge of photo and video editing tools is an asset.
  • Interpersonal skills and a commitment to UN mission and UNDP mandate.
  • Computer proficiency in standard software applications (MS Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint).

Required Skills and Experience:


  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Additional official UN language is an asset (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).

Application Process:

Interested applicants must submit a single file containing:

  • Updated CV with contact details.
  • Motivation letter explaining reasons for seeking the internship.

Upon selection, the successful applicant will provide electronic versions of:

  • University enrollment confirmation or graduation certificate.
  • Letter of recommendation from a professor.
  • Most recent school transcript.
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health.
  • Proof of Medical Insurance cover.
  • Copy of passport.
  • Copy of valid visa for Belgium or valid Belgian residency card (for non-EU citizens).

General Conditions:

  • Monthly stipend as per UNDP Internship policy.
  • Interns are responsible for all expenses, excluding the stipend.
  • Internship does not guarantee future employment with UNDP.
  • Commitment to diversity and equal opportunity employment.

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