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Internship with Innovation Team
|Location :||(Home-Based or Remote), TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 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.
Development challenges are increasingly complex and unpredictable. With the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, ever greater collaboration across sectors and partners is required to deliver impact at scale and to make the most of limited resources. UNDP has been helping countries and territories to connect the dots on the toughest sustainable development issues they face, and, in a rapidly changing world, is constantly seeking to improve the work done, to diversify its sources of funding and to pilot more effective business models. New ways of doing development and use of innovative solutions driven by citizens and residents are emerging. From social impact investors to new government units focusing on behavioral change, new players are pioneering methods that turn traditional approaches on their head. At UNDP, the goal is to capture these methods and help partners roll out solutions to key issues such as participation and inclusion, open and transparent governance, inclusive growth and sustainable management of natural resources.
The UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is the main knowledge and advisory hub for UNDP Country Offices in the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC), supporting 19 countries and territories in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region. The UNDP Innovation Community in ECA supports the acceleration of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by harnessing the potential of the data revolution, new technologies, innovative finance and new, systemic ways of working. We take a systemic approach to addressing the complex development challenges of the region, collaborating closely with public and private and civil society in the region and globally.
IRH is now looking for a driven and curious intern to join the Innovation Team, to support in the area of innovations and urban transformation, including on research, horizon scanning, design, and explore new ways of doing development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Innovation Specialist, and in collaboration with project coordinators, the intern will work closely with various team members in the Innovation Team on the following tasks:
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
We recognize that imposter syndrome or self-doubt can in some case be significant barriers to apply, particularly for youth minorities. We encourage you to apply if you are excited about innovation and changing the way we do global development work, even if you feel that you may not hold all the qualifications and assets above.
Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement.
Since January 2020, interns receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations.
Any further costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.