Internship at the United Nations Development Program Tourism Project

April 9, 2012

Tourism Development project seeks candidates for an internship in UNDP Ankara office, Turkey.


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Subject: Communications Intern to work under the scope of Tourism Development in Eastern Anatolia Project

Location: Ankara UN Building and Home Office

Starting Date / Duration: May 2012 (min 2 months – max 3 months)





Tourism Development in Eastern Anatolia Project (TDEAP) jointly executed by Ministry of Culture and Tourism and United Nations Development Programme with the support of EFES Company aims to contribute to the living standards of local people by enhancing tourist activities in Coruh Valley, in general. The Region has a great tourism potential owing to not only its striking biodiversity and cultural heritage with gorgeous medieval era monuments but also its unique natural and geographical features making the Region as a major destination for many outdoor sports-based tourism activities, including trekking, mountain biking, rafting, bird-watching, etc. /


Current State of Affairs

Although two web pages are dedicated to the promotion of the region and the project, update of the existing sites and developing a promotion strategy through social media is needed. A communications intern will work under the Tourism Development in Eastern Anatolia Region Project within the Poverty Reduction Portfolio of UNDP Turkey Office.





  • Update of the websites ( /  with new informations/reports/event news etc. produced within the project
  • Keep up to date on new social media tools ( ),
  • Explore best practice and how other touristic regions are using them in order to create new advertising opportunities
  • Communicate with key bloggers relevant to the subject of area
  • Provide regular updates on relevant global websites (i.e tripadvisor, travelmagazine) with the contents of accomodation facilities, historical/natural features of the region, outdoor sports etc.




  • Strong IT skills
  • Experience in using WordPress or excellent aptitude to learn new systems
  • Experience in writing or participating in blogs, community sites and social media particularly Twitter and Facebook
  • An understanding of internet communications strategies and social media trends
  • Skills to build and maintain relationships with bloggers
  • Experience in editing images or preparing graphics for the web and email communications
  • An interest in and understanding of alternative tourism, nature based activities and outdoor sports

Education: University graduate (Telecommunications, computer sciences, journalism, anthropology, sociology, tourism administration, city planning, regional development etc.)


Language: Turkish and English. Fluency in both — written and spoken– is required.


Availability: Must be available at least three days a week (spent in the UN Building, Ankara)

Please send your applications to not later than 23 April 2012.



Please be aware that internships with UNDP are not paid.