Internship - Web Editor and Social Media (French), Home Based

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Internship - Web Editor and Social Media (French)

Location : Home-based

Application Deadline : 31-Aug-21

(Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract : Internship

Post Level : Intern

Languages Required : English French

Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)


Duration of Initial Contract : Three to Six Months

Expected Duration of Assignment : Three to Six Months

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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. At UNDP, external and internal communicationnationally, regionally and globallyis critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships.

The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for positioning UNDP as the world’s leading global development network, promoting its global authority and thought leadership on sustainable development and the interconnected issues of poverty, inequality, and climate change. BERA leads and supports UNDP in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential to achieving its mission. Within BERA, the Advocacy, Marketing and Communications Group leads and manages external communications through strategy, media, digital communications, marketing, branding and global storytelling.

Within Advocacy, Marketing and Communications Group, the Digital Comms Studio plays an essential role to develop and manage UNDP’s global online presence, creating compelling public-facing content, leading on social networks and digital engagement, building capacities for greater impact through digital communications, and helping build a strong brand for UNDP. As part of an organization-wide digital transformation, the Digital Comms Studio has recently launched a major overhaul of UNDP’s corporate websites (including the enterprise Web CMS) to be rolled out throughout 2021.

Based in Digital Comms Studio and reporting to the Website Specialist (French), the Intern will support the team conceptualizing and creating web and social media visual assets for campaigns, events and other promotional purposes in French language.

Duties and Responsibilities

Research content and produce French language material and updates for French social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter);
Ensure global campaigns follow up and support, and audience engagement on French Social media platforms;
Produce graphic material to be used on French Social media platforms;
Provide assistance in curating and presenting stories, images and videos in UNDP’s web content management system;
Review and edit web stories, headlines and captions in French and English, liaising with the rest of the team to ensure consistency across languages;
Assist in reviewing translations in French, proofreading and reformulating if necessary, for optimal web presentation;
Assist the French Web editor in maintaining contacts with content providers in order to solicit material for website, and/or for approval of drafts

Support the monthly reporting of digital channels performance (French) by gathering and analyzing main metrics.


Solid French 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: Web and social media experience are an asset.

Language: Native French and fluency in written and spoken English;
Spanish desirable.

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

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