Advocacy and Communications Interns Needed at UNDP

Advocacy and Communications Interns Needed at UNDP
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Advocacy and Communications Interns Needed at UNDP

UN Women, founded on the vision of equality enshrined in the United Nations Charter, works to eliminate discrimination against women and girls, empower women, and achieve equality between men and women as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security.

Established in 1996 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 50/166, the United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fund) is the only global, multilateral grant-giving fund specialized in preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls.

Human rights are at the core of its work, recognizing that “violence against women violated and impaired or nullified the enjoyment by women of human rights and fundamental freedoms”.

The UN Trust Fund’s mandate emerged from and is grounded in international commitments arising from the Beijing Platform for Action (1995), the Vienna Declaration on Gender-Based Violence (1993), the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (1993) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly.

In the twenty-seven years of its existence, the UN Trust Fund has supported 670 initiatives for the value of almost USD226 million in 140 countries and territories.

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The UN Trust Fund has invested in innovative, demand-driven, evidence-based solutions and life-changing initiatives at national and local level.

Under the supervision of the Resource Mobilization and Reporting Specialist, within the Global Giving team of the UN Trust Fund, which sits in UN Women’s Policy, Programme, Intergovernmental Division, the Advocacy and Communications Intern will learn and contribute to communications and advocacy activities through extracting grantee results and information, contributing to research to maintain donor intelligence, support the team with events, drafting social media content, assisting with data analysis and presentations, and delivering other specific tasks as relevant to the team needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the UN Trust Fund’s reporting and results sharing, including summarizing progress reports and evaluations to extract information for resource mobilization and advocacy efforts;
  • Support the UN Trust Fund’s communications efforts, including extracting information from summaries created to support external communications efforts related to grantee results, evaluations, in the lead up to International Women’s Day and other advocacy opportunities for the UN Trust Fund;
  • Support the extraction of human-interest stories from grantee reports to support individual giving and digital communications;
  • Support the team with the creation of visual assets;
  • Provide support in the creation of monthly thematic digital communications materials;
  • Provide support through research to aid in partner stewardship to advance resource mobilization and advocacy efforts;
  • Provide logistical and other support for events, such as UN Trust Fund webinars and advocacy events including transcribing and notetaking;
  • Support updates to the UN Trust Fund’s information sharing tools such as its Trello boards with new content from communications plans, as needed; and
  • Perform any other additional tasks required to support the advocacy and communications functions of the UN Trust Fund, such as support with data analysis and PowerPoint presentations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;
  • Exposure to the projects, practices and events of the UN Trust Fund; and
  • Increased understanding of advocacy and communications on ending violence against women and girls.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Exposure to research, evaluation and/or non-governmental organizations
  • Familiarity with women’s rights and ideally in ending violence against women
  • Self-starter and organized
  • Ability to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and back-end systems

Required Skills and Experience


a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
c) Be enrolled in a mandatory national service programme of which the internship may form a part;
d) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within two-years of graduation.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.


Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.

Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).
  • Applicants from the Global South will be prioritized.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

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