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WFP - World Food Programme


WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.  Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.


The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position under WFP China Office. The position will be based at China Office in Beijing, China. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6-8 months starting from July 2024.


  • Currently enrolled and have attended University courses in the last 12 months inclusive of having completed at least two years of undergraduate studies or have recently graduated in the last 6 months;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point);
  • Preferably majoring in Communications, English, Translation, Public Relations or other relevant field. Specialised training in Communications is desirable;
  • Chinese National, Excellent written and spoken English is required (proficiency/level C);
  • Strong ability to use photo and video editing software.



The Communications Intern, under the guidance and supervision of Communications Officer, will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Support the implementation of the communication work plan to promote the visibility and reputation of WFP, in line with overall communications and WFP strategies.
  • Contribute to communications through good research, analysis of assigned area of work and timely preparation and distribution of information products to target audience.
  • Translate and adapt WFP Global social media assets for use on WFP Chinese social media platforms.
  • Translate media materials (press release, statement, and story) and other given documents in a timely manner.
  • Edit multimedia content (text, video, and image).
  • Support the online and offline publicity events or campaigns, including but not limited to creating visibility assets, and providing onsite support.
  • Collect daily news on what’s happening in the Chinese landscape relevant to WFP’s work.
  • Monitor traditional & social media channels, and support the production of social media reports.
  • Perform other related duties as required by the supervisor.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)






  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment. 
  • WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
  • Depending on the duty station of assignment, WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
  • WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education;



WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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