UNDP Nordic Representation Office in Copenhagen seeks an intern from Finland

The UNDP Nordic Representation Office is looking for an intern to assist with communication and web-related tasks for 6 months from 1 May 2017 or as soon as possible.

Who are we looking for?

The UNDP Nordic Representation Office is located in Copenhagen, with satellite offices in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Together we work for distributing knowledge about UNDP’s work in the Nordic countries as well as coordinate the partnership with these key donors. We are looking for an intern to participate in the daily work of the office in Copenhagen. Because we are a small office with a wide range of responsibilities, we would like to find someone who is structured, independent, creative, and a self-starter. We also hope you have writing experience and the required skills for managing web-publishing systems (such as CQ5, Wordpress etc.).


  • Knowledge of journalism, web-management and social media.
  • Proficiency in English and Finnish. Fluency in Swedish is seen as an asset.
  • Computer literacy in standard software applications.
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and of UNDP in particular.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, including willingness to understand and be tolerant of different opinions and views.


Eligible candidates must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (Master’s degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship. Candidates who graduate before the initiation of the internship are not eligible.

The intern will assist in the following tasks:

  • Develop and update the office’s social media channels (such as Facebook and Twitter) and cooperation with media.
  • Ensure that the UNDP website for Finland, www.fi.undp.org is regularly updated with timely and relevant information. This includes translating and adapting news stories and other content for Finnish audiences.
  • Assist in planning and organizing events, meetings, visits, and other high-profile events promoted by UNDP (like conferences, seminars, report launches and missions by senior UNDP officials).
  • Assist with marketing UNDP’s materials to Finnish schools.
  • Assist in liaising with different stakeholders (government officials, civil society and non-governmental actors, academic, and private sector).
  • Help monitor coverage on global development issues in the Finnish media.
  • Respond to requests about UNDP and the partnership with Finland.
  • Diverse administrative tasks.

To apply:

Please send your CV with a cover letter to nro.applications@undp.org by no later than 12 March 2017. Write “Internship application Finland” to the title field.

Please state at least the following information in your application:

1) your motivation to apply this position;

2) your availability with regards to the timing of the internship;

3) any relevant work experience.


For more information, please contact Michael Toft at michael.toft@undp.org or by calling +45 2427 3940.

Financial Issues:

UNDP does not pay for internships. The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. For more information, please see: www.undp.org and www.fi.undp.org (in Finnish).


Last updated: 21.2.2017