Writing & Communication Intern, Learning & Insights Hub (LIGHTS) - 2 positions

  • Added Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
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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.


UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;Treats all people fairly without favouritism. Strong inter-personal social skills and ability to work within a team environment as a contributing member

Functional Competences:

Excellent research, writing and communication skills;Ability to work under pressure, to prioritize and to show a spirit of initiative and a capacity to work in an independent way with limited supervision;High degree of organization and initiative;Ability to multi-task and work independently as well as in a team.

IT skills:

Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;Familiarity with graphic and web design, data analytic and mapping, and/or social media tools and platforms is an advantage.

Required Skills and Experience

Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

currently in the final year of their Bachelorโ€™s degree; orcurrently enrolled in a Masterโ€™s degree; or have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from their academic degree or equivalent studies; orenrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.

Field of study: Social Sciences, Humanities, , Economics, Business, Finance, Journalism, Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, Environmental Studies, Graphic Design and related fields

Language skills:

Fluency in English is required;Knowledge of Malay is an advantage;Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.


UNDP will provide a stipend in the amount of RM637.50 monthly in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity;UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.

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