THE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS. WE CONTACT ONLY SHORTLISTED APPLICANTS.
Internships at UNDP are a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work.
Opportunities are available in a variety of areas. We accept applications on a rolling basis and refer to the pool of applicants when the internship opportunity opens.
Duration of internship:
The duration of an internship assignment varies in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments are available for the period of minimum 6 weeks (full-time; 40 working hours per week) or 12 weeks (part-time, 20 working hours per week).
UNDP does not pay for internships. The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.
Further Career Opportunities:
The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but, as mentioned, to complement an intern's studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system.
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, etc.
- Click on the "Apply now" button.
- Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. You can type in or paste your Resume into the last box.
- Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume.
- Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and please ensure that copies of your educational qualifications are available when contacted.
- Successful applicants for internships must submit the following documentation:
- UNDP Internship Application form;
- Copy of the most recent CV in English;
- Letter of motivation;
- Letter from his/her University confirming current enrollment and graduation date, if applicable, or copy of a Diploma for graduate students;
- Endorsement letter or letter of reference from a faculty member;
- Other documents might be required;
UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must, therefore, carry adequate and regular medical insurance. Medical Certificate of Good Health and Proof of medical insurance for duration of contract must be provided before the internship commences.
Required Skills and Experience
- Enrolled student of graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
- Enrolled student in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
- Graduate student within one-year of graduation of any of the above.
- Fluency in English (mandatory);
- Fluency in Russian/Belarusian is an asset.
- 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.