THE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS AND ARE REVIEWED WHEN THE NEED IN THE OFFICE ARISES.
TO APPLY, KINDLY UPLOAD THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS on-line:
- a duly completed “UNDP internship application form”;
- a copy of the most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
- a letter from the university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;
Duration of Internship Assignments
- Internship assignments vary in length according to the academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments normally last a minimum of six weeks and a maximum of six months. An internship may exceptionally be approved for a maximum total duration of nine months if the intern can demonstrate it will grant him/her an educational credit for a course.
- Internship assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis.
Purpose of UNDP’s Internship Programme is to:
- provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UNDP offices, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments;
- expose them to an international environment;
- expose them to work of the Organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of UNDP goals, principles and activities; and
- provide UNDP offices with the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.
Remuneration, insurance and interns’ expenses
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of:
- The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or
- The intern, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence through private sources;
Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern:
- Applicants for internships must show proof of valid medical insurance for the duty station in which they will intern. For applicants which are neither nationals or residents of the duty station, the insurance must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship duration which:
- Requires transportation to the home country or country of residence for further treatment;
- Results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the home country, or country of residence.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.
Duties and Responsibilities
The typical tasks performed by interns include:
- conducting research;
- writing documents;
- cataloguing information;
- assisting in the organization of conferences, forums or other collaborative events; and
- publishing knowledge stories/best practices.
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Required Skills and Experience
- Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members.
- Interns may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts.
- Interns may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.