UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


The Strategy, Planning, Resources and Effectiveness Division formulates corporate strategies aligned to the corporate objectives, promote transparent budget planning of resources from all funding sources in line with the organization priorities and advocates fiduciary integrity by ensuring that internal controls and risk management are fully in place. The Division monitors and reports on corporate programmes and budget implementation to ensure coherent achievement of results in keeping with the UN Women Strategic Plan and United Nations Strategic Framework. The Division also ensures coherent and integrated strategic analysis, planning and budgeting across UN Women while providing advice to the senior management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of Budget, the intern shall perform the following assignments, which may vary in accordance with the priorities of the Division

  • Support in the preparation of templates/checklists aimed at improving work process and increasing efficiency.
  • Assist in the preparation of budget monitoring/ implementation reports.
  • Assist in the analysis, as needed, to update budget policies, guidance and instructions.
  • Support in the design and placement of budget related information available on the UN-Women portal.
  • Assist in the preparation of presentations for various meetings.
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system
  • Learning different aspects of budget and finance in an international environment
  • Increased knowledge of issues related to budget and finance management
  • Meeting and networking with UN Women interns and colleagues in other units
  • Work as a team member in a multicultural setting


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example


Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:


Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to analyze financial information, identify sources of data collection and ability to present the resulting analysis in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Good data analysis skills
  • Good Writing and presentation skills

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics, Public Administration, Business Administration or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Meet one of the following:
  1. Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher);
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
  3. Be enrolled in a mandatory national service programme of which the internship may form a part;
  4. Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within two-years of graduation.



  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.



Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.


Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, UN Women can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  




In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.


At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.  


If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.  


UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.  All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)