Communications Support UN SDG Action Campaign, Bonn, Germany

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Germany

City: Bonn

Office: UN Campus Bonn

Closing date: Sunday, 15 May 2022

Communications Support UN SDG Action Campaign

Location : Bonn, GERMANY

Application Deadline : 15-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category : Management

Type of Contract : Internship

Post Level : Intern

Languages Required : English

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


Duration of Initial Contract : 4-6 Months

Expected Duration of Assignment : 4-6 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 UN Secretary-General established the UN SDG Action Campaign to inspire people and organizations from all backgrounds and every part of the world to take actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, while holding decision-makers to account for progress society-wide. The UN SDG Action Campaign is hosted and supported by UNDP and is based in Bonn (Germany) with a lean team that marshals rapid support for new initiatives as opportunities arise and provides partners with on-demand strategic creative services that inspire SDG action with an engaged community of activists and concerned individuals.

Through compelling and creative SDG outreach and communications, the UN SDG Action Campaign serves UN Member States and the United Nations whilst bridging thinkers and doers from civil society, local governments, think tanks, the arts and culture, the media and the business world. It mobilizes individuals to champion the SDGs in homes, communities and beyond. At a moment of acute crisis in our world, the UN SDG Action Campaign seizes opportunities to rethink messaging, call to action and reorient policymaking towards the Goals.

Through tailored advocacy and communications, the Campaign builds powerful networks that reach millions worldwide, urge decision-makers to act and impel momentum. We use data, technology and innovation to empower people with the knowledge and tools to become actively involved in supporting their governments with SDG implementation and to continue to involve as many people as possible in the decision-making process.

Within the above context, the UN SDG Action Campaign is offering an internship position to support the communications team.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Lead of Communications and the Digital Content Analyst, the incumbent is expected but not limited to: Provide design support: Support Digital Content Creator in design using Canva, KeyNote, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop creating gifs and animations

Design and adapt dynamic and engaging digital visuals for websites, social media channels, data visualizations, infographics, dashboards, icons, newsletters, events material

Provide support on quality control and proofreading of design assets

Assist on social media scheduling and analytics

Provide comms support:

Support on drafting announcements/key messages/ press release for SDG Action Awards

Support with the organization and management of various Trello Boards

Draft blog posts summarizing the highlights of the 2022 Global Week

Collect footage for highlights videos

Support with captioning social media videos


Previous experience in Canva, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, creating gifs and animations

Strong writing skills

Fluent English language skills

Strong interest in SDGs

Creative open-minded team player with strong initiative and a willingness to learn;
Learning opportunities for the intern

General understanding of the work and mission of the United Nations SDG Action Campaign

Learn about the SDGs and its global mobilization as well as the processes to achieve the goals.

Hands-on experience with the preparation and implementation of a UN programme as well as with communications and social media outreach

Insight into Campaign and Event work

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.


Experience in project and event management

Familiarity with the UN system in general

Familiarity with SDG’s and Agenda 2030 desirable.


Proficiency in English;
Knowledge of one of the other five official languages of the UN (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) would be an asset.


Intern will be given monthly stipend in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy, which applicants should become familiar with prior to signing an UNDP Internship Agreement Form . Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP Stipend.

UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship;
All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions;
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment within the UN System, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

Candidates who are shortlisted for an interview must submit prior to the interview the following documents:

Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme.

Only a successful candidate will be required to submit the following documents:

A copy of the applicant’s most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
A letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
A copy of his/her school transcript;
A letter of recommendation from a professor;
A signed UNDP Internship Agreement;
A Medical Certificate of Good Health;
Proof of medical insurance including provision for medical evacuation and removal of mortal remains or life insurance;
Copy of passport and working visa for Germany

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