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Remote Working UNDP Internships With National Adaptation Plan (NAP): Knowledge Management Intern and Communications Intern

Remote Working UNDP Internships With National Adaptation Plan (NAP): Knowledge Management Intern and Communications Intern

CAREER CATEGORYCommunications & Knowledge Management
SALARYNot Specified
DURATION6 months
DEADLINE28 February 2024

Remote Working UNDP Internships With National Adaptation Plan (NAP): Knowledge Management Intern and Communications Intern


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN lead agency on international development, working in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. As part of UNDP’s Global Policy Network in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, the Climate Hub is supporting country-driven action to deliver the goals of the Paris Agreement.

UNDP is supporting around 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Central Europe in scaling up the integration of climate change adaptation into policy, planning, and investments through the support to the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. The NAP global team based in Istanbul coordinates this work, providing guidance to the NAP projects around the world, closely aligned with relevant initiatives such as the support to countries in enhancing and implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

As part of its support to countries’ adaptation planning process, the global NAP Team seeks to recruit two interns to support its communication and knowledge management efforts.

Task Description

Under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor, Climate Change Adaptation Policies and Planning, and in close collaboration with the NAP Communication and Knowledge Management Officers, the Knowled Management Intern and Communications Intern will undertake the following tasks respectively:

Communications related tasks for Communications Intern (who will work home-based):

  1. Support to updating country project pages and event webpage content on NAP website(s);
  2. Support to drafting tweets and visuals weekly for the NAP social media plan in 2024;
  3. Support to drafting promotional content as part of dissemination plans;
  4. Support to preparing three 1-minute video scripts as part of a series;
  5. Support to reviewing web articles, photo stories and other written content;
  6. Support to team’s communication and advocacy efforts by designing visuals, drafting/reviewing presentations, etc.

Knowledge management related tasks for Knowledge Management Intern (who will work office-based in Istanbul):

  1. Support to conducting research on thematic areas relevant for adaptation planning processes;
  2. Support to development of knowledge products such as policy papers;
  3. Support to knowledge exchanges and organization of online and in-person events;
  4. Support for updating the internal NAP Database based on country project progress reports;
  5. Provide support with translations (if needed and depending on the language skills of the selected intern).



  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French and/or Spanish is desirable.
  • Knowledge of additional UN official languages will be considered a plus.


  • Previous related work experience in research and communication would be an asset but is not required.
  • Experience with organization of events, social media and coordination would be an asset.


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

Additional Information


  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Computer literacy in standard software applications.
  • Strong interest in, and knowledge of, climate change adaptation and international development cooperation.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues and partners.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Cultural sensitivity and appreciation for different cultures and practices.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, openness to learn and receive/integrate feedback

How To Apply?

Interested candidates should apply for this opportunity by following the link below:

Carlos Seth

Carlos Seth is an international recruitment consultant with more than 10 years experience in global recruitment and executive search.

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