Sustainable Investment and Business Intern

Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline :18-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   Chinese  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China is the China country office of United Nations Development Programme – the global development network of the United Nations. UNDP China has an extensive history in working in the area of poverty reduction and human development, and it also increasingly engages in South-South cooperation projects. For more information, please see:


Working in a large multilateral organization that has a longstanding partnership with the Chinese government, the intern will gain unique experience in policy analysis and formulation, especially in the context of socio-economic development, and the wide array of work that UNDP does to address the world's development challenges. During the internship, under the overall supervision of the programme manager, the intern will work in the sustainable investment and business (SIB) unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

·       Assist in research on topics regarding Chinese outbound investments, corporate social responsibility etc.

·       Translate related materials to assist the unfolding of SIB projects.

·       Prepare project materials, i.e. PowerPoint presentations, brochures, manuals, newsletters etc.

·       Provide support to organization of the official mission of the senior management and high-level visit of UN officials and key counterparts.

·       Assist in organizing seminars, workshops and training events for SBA projects.

·       Facilitate effective working relations and communication channels with the Chinese governmental partners and private partners.

·       Provide other administrative support as requested


IT skills:

·       Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;

·       Some familiarity with graphic design software or web-based tools is an asset


Language skills:

·       English and Mandarin Chinese are required;

·       Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage

Required Skills and Experience


Field of Study: Economics, Law, Environment, International Relations or equivalent

Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

·       Enrolled in a Bachelor, Master's or in a Ph.D. programme

·       In the final year of a Bachelor’s programme;

·       Or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Ph.D. programme,

·       Or be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program



Please submit your application with below documents in one PDF

·       CV and letter of motivation

·       Copy of school transcript

·       Indicate if you will be financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, and the financial amount.


Required Skills and Experience

 *Final selection criteria*

Documents to be included when submitting application

1.      Please provide CV, one letter of motivation and a Copy of official school transcript while submitting application.

For people who apply from UNDP Jobs, please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading.



·       Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan and medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. Any cost arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.

·       The full monthly stipend will be paid monthly. Interns will have 1.5 days of leave per month.

·       Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Cost and arrangement for travel, visas, passports, accommodations and living expenses are the responsibility of the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern.

·       Intern must not apply for or be appointed to a position that should be encumbered by a staff number during the period of their internship. Interns are expected to fulfill the terms of their internships. Therefore, internship must not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position

·       Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

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