UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work is carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, and forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains. Governance and Peacebuilding (GP) Team in the Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) working in the Asia Pacific Region is one of them.

GP Team in BRH closely work with the UNDP’s Crisis Bureau’s relevant teams in the HQ as well as in other offices, and in collaboration with other specialists in Regional Hubs, HQ, Country Offices and the Oslo Governance Global Policy Center. The CP team in BRH is responsible for contributing substantive policy and programme advisory services to multiple Asia-Pacific Country Offices and applying products and tools relevant to the thematic area. Working to ensure quality and coherent policy and programme advisory services, it advances the credibility and recognition of the organization’s programmes in this thematic area. 

In this context, the team seeks the services of a Knowledge Management Intern to take stock of the peacebuilding and conflict prevention work in the region and support drafting a knowledge product to better document and share knowledge in the region. Key areas of focus in this area include sustaining peace, peacebuilding, working in situations of protracted conflict, dealing with the past and promoting social cohesion, conflict and gender-sensitivity, and preventing violent extremism.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:


   Duties and responsibilities

% of time

Under the supervision of the Regional Conflict Prevention and Peace Specialist, UNDP, the Intern will be responsible for producing the knowledge product for the CP Team of Bangkok Regional Hub.


Document and map UNDP’s conflict prevention and peacebuilding work in the region and support elevating UNDP’s peace work in Asia-Pacific context. UNDP has documented and published its conflict prevention and peacebuilding work in 2016 and 2018. The Intern will update this and help produce a latest one which will also include some of the lessons learnt and the evolution of peacebuilding programming over time for UNDP.




Administer forward-looking survey and the consultations with the country teams and desk review of the earlier recorded consultations and webinars. This will take into consideration the needs and demands of the country offices (COs) based on the consultation/survey done with COs as well as the information and data from the global and regional crisis risk dashboards of UNDP.


     20 %


Support other activities in support of the regional conflict prevention and peacebuilding team including in the organization of regional events and community of practice and development of knowledge products as needed.



Note: Draft knowledge product mapping and documenting UNDP’s work in conflict prevention and peacebuilding in AP region. This will also include three to four analytical chapters/sections that highlight UNDP’s peace work along broad themes, drawing examples from its work in the country offices such as:

  • Peace infrastructures (Philippines, PNG)
  • Climate security (Pacific, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia)
  • Data and innovation--Digital Peacebuilding (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar)
  • Engaging women and youth (NPEACE and PVE)--including YPS, WPS
  • HDP nexus and evolution of ‘community first’/ ‘community resilience’ approach (Myanmar, Afghanistan, Philippines)
  • Business and Peace (drawing and building on the regional work of Business and Human Rights)
  • Preventing Violent Extremism (Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh)
  • Insider Mediation (Philippines, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia)


Competencies and Attitude:

  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.


  • UNDP will not pay interns for internship but will provide a stipend in the amount of THB 8,302.50 monthly in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP internship policy; all other expenses connected with it will be borne by the intern or the sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.

Required Skills and Experience



Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • currently in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree; or
  • currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or
  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a bachelor’s degree or master’s degree or equivalent studies.

Field of study: International Relations, Conflict Analysis/Management, Political Science, Development Studies, Social Sciences  or equivalent.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
  • Knowledge and skills to use data visualization/infographics application;
  • Knowledge and proficient user of web-based application.

Language skills:

  • Fluency in English required;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.