As the lead UN development agency, UNDP supports countries in their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP is present in 170 countries around the world and works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities. The UNDP Nordic Representation Office is located at the UN City in Copenhagen, with satellite offices in Stockholm, Oslo, and Helsinki. Together we work for distributing knowledge about UNDP’s work in the Nordic countries as well as coordinating the partnership with these key donors.

The internship position offers a unique opportunity for insight into UNDP’s work and the chance to gain experience from an international professional environment. We are small office, and the intern will have the opportunity to participate in an array of different tasks and be positioned to influence the office’s work.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

We are looking for a bilingual (Norwegian and English) intern to participate in the daily work of the office in Oslo. As an intern, you will be given fixed assignments, but as we are a small and busy office, you must be comfortable taking on a variety of assignments and be prepared to contribute where and when needed. We would like to find someone who is structured, independent, creative, and takes initiative.


Tasks will include:

  • Attend meetings with Norwegian government officials and other partners from public and private sectors
  • Develop analyses and background documents on Norwegian and international development policy
  • Monitor Norwegian media on issues related to the work and mandate of UNDP
  • Translate and distribute news, press releases and stories from English to Norwegian and vice versa
  • Assist in preparing and coordinating launches of UNDP reports and other public events and missions
  • Contribute to briefings related to missions and visits
  • Various ad hoc tasks
  • Help to promote awareness of UNDP’s mandate, work, and results
  • Update and develop the Norwegian website
  • Distribute regular updates and content on UNDP’s social media platforms, especially Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Monitor Norwegian media on issues related to the work and mandate of UNDP



Required competencies

  • Higher education in a relevant field. Former interns have held degrees in areas such as development studies, social policy, human geography, political science, and economics.
  • Excellent communications skills in English and Norwegian, both written and oral.
  • Strong interest in, and knowledge of, global development and the work of international organisations.
  • Team player: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Good social media skills
  • Work experience from a developing country is an advantage.


Advantageous competencies 

  • Knowledge of web publication tools and photo editing tools.
  • Knowledge of the UN/UNDP and commitment to UN mission and UNDP mandate.
  • Previous organisational experience or working experience from a developing country.

Required Skills and Experience

Required Skills and Experience



  • Fluency in spoken and written Norwegian and English is required.


Application Process:

Interested individuals must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file):

  • Updated CV as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least two (2) professional references.
  • Cover letter containing a brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the internship.