UNCDF Partnerships, Policy and Communications Internship in New York

Current university students are invited to join the UN Capital Development Fund on a full-time internship. As part of the programme, participants will support the fund in creating social media content on the work of the organisation. The deadline is on 31 March 2021.

Apply for Policy and Communications Internship

Be the part of the policy and communications internship: The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries.

By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to Sustainable Development Goal-SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation.

UNCDF is seeking an intern to be part of the Partnerships, Policy and Communications Unit (PPC) in its Headquarters located in New York, United States. Working under the guidance and supervision of the Head of PPC, and working closely with PPC staff, the intern will support expanding partnerships on social media and through the creation of stakeholder content.

Interns will assist with writing blogs, feature, and success stories about the results achieved and efforts pursued under UNCDF projects and programs in financial inclusion and local development finance.

Additionally, interns will support the writing, translation, design, and production of communication outputs, such as in drafting press releases and publications, and dissemination to UNDP country offices, UNCDF country and regional offices, partners, and stakeholders. UNCDF will provide a modest monthly internship stipend to its interns.

The deadline is on 31 March 2021.


Main Criteria

Candidate must be enrolled in a degree program in Social Sciences, International Relations, Economic Development, Economics, Finance, Journalism, Political Science, Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing, or another related field.

Fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is considered highly desirable. Knowledge of other UN languages will be considered a plus.

In your application, please state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship and your primary motivation to apply for this role.

Find out more here.

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