Communication Intern

Project Name: National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

Project Description:

About the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)

Established in 1976, the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA, is a premier Institute of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, for research and capacity building for the urban sector in India. NIUA’s broad objective is to bridge the gap between research and practice on issues related to urbanisation. For more than 40 years now, NIUA has been the vanguard for contributing to and building the urban narrative for a fast-evolving Urban India. The Institution has been actively working on bringing forth key areas of concern for urban India to build the urban discourse at various urban scales. It has utilised its competencies in research, knowledge management, policy advocacy and capacity building to address urban challenges and continuously strives to develop sustainable, inclusive, and productive urban ecosystems in the country. It has emerged as a thought leader and knowledge hub for urban development in India and is sought out by both Indian and International organisations for collaborations and partnerships in India’s urban transforming journey. NIUA is committed to aligning its efforts towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through all its initiatives and programs.

Intenship Description:

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), is seeking a Communications Intern who comes from courses related to mass media and journalism with an understanding of content creation and handling new media (social media and web content platforms). Potential candidates should be interested in producing presentation materials, editing blogs, and developing multimedia communication content and output. They should have some previous knowledge or experience in the urban sector. Creating videos and infographics is an additional asset.


  • Handling social media platforms for the alliance
  • Engaging youth and city officials through different modes
  • Ideation and creation of content and branding
  • Supporting virtual dialogues with partnering agencies
  • Strong writing and narrative-building skills
  • Creatively covering events under G20 and other large programs for the alliance
  • Coordination and collaboration with internal and external partners

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience: 0-3 years
  • Qualification: Courses related to mass media, journalism and design with an understanding and knowledge of climate action and urban development
  • Software knowledge: Photoshop, Canva, Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of Premier Pro is an additional asset.
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate with various stakeholders

Mandatory portfolio, cover letter and CV to be shared.

No of Positions: 1

End Date: 15th Sep 2023