Organizational Context/ Project Background:

UNDP has been working in India since 1951 in almost all areas of human development. Together with the Government of India and development partners, we have worked towards eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities, strengthening local governance, enhancing community resilience, protecting the environment supporting policy initiatives and institutional reforms, and accelerating sustainable development for all.

With projects and programmesin every state and union territory in India, UNDP works with national and subnational government, and diverse development actors to deliver people-centric results, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized communities. As the integrator for collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) within the UN system, we are committed to supporting the Government of India’s national development vision and priorities and accelerating the achievement of the SDGs for the people and the planet.

UNDP India’s new Country Programme (2023-2027) builds on our prior work and aims to provide an integrated approach to development solutions in three strategic portfolios:

Strong, accountable and evidence-led institutionsfor accelerated achievement of the SDGs.

Enhanced economic opportunities and social protection to reduce inequality, with a focus on the marginalized.

Climate-smartsolutions,sustainable ecosystems and resilient development for reduced vulnerability.

South-South cooperation, gender equality and social inclusion are promoted across the pillars. The programme is supported by a framework of renewed partnerships and blended finance solutions, strategic innovation and and accelerator labs, and data and digital architecture.

You are invited to join a team of future-smart development professionalsto support India in achieving the national and globally agreed goals. As part of the UNDP team, your focus will be to work with diverse stakeholders to find country-specific solutionsthat lead to sustainable development and reach those furthest behind first. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the guidance of the HR Associate and overall supervision of the Head of HR, the HR intern will be expected to undertake the following responsibilities:

1. Support in Recruitments:

  • Support the HR Team in the recruitment processes by reaching out to candidates, sharing the questionnaire, encoding/decoding written tests, following up when necessary, and other required support.
  • Support in updating the recruitment status for all candidates and assist in maintaining proper documentation for all the recruitments.
  • Support in updating the status of recruitments, overviews, new hires etc. as and when required.


2. Support in Learning and Development:

  • Support in maintaining the mandatory course tracker and corroborate information with all staff/units to ensure correctness.
  • Support Head of HR in following up with colleagues as and when necessary.
  • Support the HR Associate in organizing L&D activities and staff engagement sessions with logistics and designing required communication.
  • Support the Core HR team for any other daily tasks.


  • Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
  • Is willing to learn from others and take initiative;
  • Proactively works on tasks and delivers under given timelines. 

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.
e) Candidates with background in Journalism, English Literature and Public Relations will be preferred.


  • Has sound knowledge of Microsoft office (Office 365, SharePoint Online)
  • Ability to produce high quality documents with quick turnaround time.
  • Good team player and ability to adapt to change in work environment
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and adjust accordingly as new priorities arise.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and understanding of Hindi is desirable.

Application procedure:

The application should contain:

The completed “Application Form” including names of 3 referees.

Current and completed CV in English; Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme.
  • Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance. Kindly note, UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

Working arrangements: Interns are provided stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government foundation or scholarship programme. A stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station. The stipend will be paid monthly and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan. 
Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.

  • The intern is 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 are non-staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
  • The purpose of the internship 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.
  • The intern will be evaluated at the end of the internship.

IMPORTANT: Family relationships are required to be disclosed in order to avoid real or perceived family influence or conflict of interest, within UNDP. If the candidate/ hiring manager has not disclosedthat he/she was related to an individual employed by UNDP in whatever contractual modality and irrespective of the nature of the family relationship, this may constitute a basis for withdrawing the offer of internship or, if the internship has started, to terminate it without notice or indemnity.