INTERN - International Entrepreneurship Initiative

Location : Istanbul, TURKEY
Application Deadline :08-Aug-13 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 to 6 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3 to 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.


The overall purpose of this project is the realization of a multi-stakeholder/participatory international platform in Istanbul for research and capacity building on socially responsible and inclusive entrepreneurship.
The target group is disadvantaged young men and women, who will benefit from the training and internship arrangements of the program. The Initiative also aims to support new start-up businesses which would create jobs for disadvantaged people and/or offer goods and services which target the needs of disadvantaged groups.
The Initiative will also conduct research and share good examples of responsible and inclusive entrepreneurship and will connect them with business, private sector and civil society networks by contributing to the development of an international entrepreneurship network.
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Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Intern is responsible for providing support to day-to-day management of the project activities. He/she also provides administrative support to the project activities. More specifically, his\her responsibilities are as following:
  • Assists project manager about preparing technical, policy and briefing papers as requested;
  • Supports the work of all local multipliers;
  • Assists the Project Associate and regularly reports to the Project Associate
  • Assists the organization of events and trainings;
  • Assists the timely and effective management of the activities as scheduled;
  • Supports organizing the scheduled trainings/consultations/workshops and Steering Committee meetings;
  • Assists with the preparation of quarterly progress report of activities performed;
  • Assists the budgeting of the expenditures of the Project;


  • Strong organizational and research skills;
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and writing skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working collaboratively in a team structure in a multicultural environment;
  • Respect for diversity: understanding of the United Nations system, operations and structures, particularly those related to capacity development and/or post-conflict contexts;
  • Work under minimum supervision and tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrate integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP's values and ethical standards;
  • Promote the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP;
  •  Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience working with NGOs is an asset
  • Interest and knowledge on entrepreneurship
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages
  • (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience in design tools (such as Adobe Programs) is desired

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