Software Engineer Internship with UNDP

Location : Copenhagen, DENMARK
Application Deadline :05-Apr-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 Months


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) in Copenhagen is responsible for supporting UNDP Country Offices around the world with ICT and Green Energy solutions. Our Unit offers a stimulating and versatile internship in an international environment with contact to various partners from some 166 countries with UNDP presence. We are a team who work in a dynamic and informal atmosphere, and we expect our interns to become vital members of the team.

As an intern, you will be given tasks and opportunities that have a direct global impact on the development efforts of the international community. The UNDP/OIMT internship programme enhances the academic life experience of passionate students as interns and empowers them to become socially responsible, innovative, and environmentally conscious leaders of tomorrow. We bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-time industry experience by providing interns with the opportunity to work with experienced mentors and supportive colleagues on real world technical challenges. This is done through access the most modern technologies that will also allow you to build strong knowledge about Microsoft applications and software technologies and flourish your leadership qualities.

Being a part of our dynamic Unit, you will also gain worldwide connections with other top-talented interns and UN staff from other agencies; our office is located at the UN City in Copenhagen, giving you the opportunity to interact with people outside the UNDP OIMT unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide advisory support and liaise with UNDP country offices to implement innovative ICT solutions, using service management models including ITIL Best Practices, Service Desk, and Service Catalogue
  • Deploy and support web-based document management, collaboration and business process automation solutions for Country Office worldwide on UNDP’s corporate platforms based on Office 365 (including SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2013), JavaScript (jQuery and other advanced frameworks), InfoPath Designer, Nintex Workflows, HTML5, PHP and/or .NET
  • Help with expanding and improving our cutting-edge tools and technologies Nintex Workflows, and our internal eRegistry Application
  • Maintain and develop OIMT support pages on our SharePoint Intranet and also SharePoint applications with Nintex Workflows and InfoPath forms
  • Develop and maintain reporting and data analytics in the form of infographics and dashboards with a focus on business intelligence


Technical Skills of Best Candidate:

  • Has good knowledge of Microsoft cloud technologies (Office 365, SharePoint Online, Azure) and back office platform (SharePoint, SQL) and frameworks (.NET, PowerShell, etc.)
  • Has good knowledge of web-based development with one or more of the following platforms: PHP, JavaScript, or .NET. Also, has experience working with state-of-the art frameworks extending those platforms, such as jQuery, NodeJS, etc.
  • Has experience in one or more of the Microsoft collaboration and productivity tools: Office 2013 and later, SharePoint 2010 and later, PowerBI, Yammer;
  • Has experience and ability in using business intelligence tools, for example: gathering, consolidating and analysing data from databases and reports
  • Experience and knowledge in at least one of the following SharePoint skillsets: site management, document management, and “app” development with InfoPath forms and Nintex Workflows is highly desirable
  • Experience with relational databases (schemas, design) and XML is a highly desirable
  • Experience with web analytics tools (Google Analytics, Webtrends, etc.) is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of HTML5, CSS, graphic design and web standards/best practices is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Nintex Workflows, PowerShell, .NET platform, and/or C# programming is an advantage

Competencies and Attitude of the Best Candidate:

  • Has interest and understanding of green energy, sustainable development oriented areas of work;
  • Interest in developing sustainable solutions for country offices, focusing on MS Office platform and tools;
  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.



Required Skills and Experience

Pre-requisite for candidate (to be shown in CV):


You must meet one of the following requirements:

  •    You are currently in the final year of your Bachelor’s degree; or
  •    You are currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or
  •    You have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies

….in the field of IT Technician/Software Developer;



  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage;

Technical Proficiency:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;


  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship; however, you will gain valuable insight into UNDP and a global network;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • 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;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • You are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for your education programme;
  • Eligibility for residency and undertaking internship in Denmark;
  • The intern will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation etc.


How to Apply?

Do not miss out on this opportunity to be a part of this international team and apply through the UNDP Jobs platform, by the deadline April 5th 2017, midnight (CET).

Please be aware that applications will be revised on a rolling basis, thus we strongly encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. Only shortlisted will be contacted and called for an interview. If you have any questions, please write to us via email address


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.

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