UNDP works in about 170 countries, supporting countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

The Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific [RBAP] established the Bangkok Regional Hub [BRH] as well as the multi-disciplinary Pacific Centre in Suva with a focus on the Pacific Islands. The Regional Hub aims to provide UNDP Country Offices in Asia and the Pacific with easy access to knowledge through high quality advisory services and to build partnerships and promote regional capacity building initiatives, which allow UNDP, governments and other development partners to identify, create and share knowledge relevant to solving urgent development challenges.


To support the operational work of BRH and UNDP Thailand Country Office, the Transactional Services Team provides services in finance, procurement, human resources management, ICT and other administrative areas. The team serves a client base of over 250 Bangkok-based colleagues and additionally those of other UN agencies which UNDP supports administratively.  Based on periodic swings in transactional volume, there is opportunity for internships if suitably qualified candidates wish to gain experience in HR administrative functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:


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% of time


To assist with the administrative and coordination work for recruitment activities

  • Provide support to recruitment activities;
  • Schedule and liaise with candidates in the recruitment processes, including testing and interview;
  • Arrange venues and facilities for the test and interview.



To clean up the filing system and arrange HR files

  • Maintain proper filing system for HR records and documents;
  • Support HR team with other ad hoc archiving tasks as requested.



To provide general HR related support:

  • Draft and/or processes a variety of correspondences and other communications;
  • Assist in preparation of necessary documentation to various offices, departments and overseas offices;
  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.



  • 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;
  • 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


Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

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

Field of study: Human Resources, Business Administration or Public Administration or equivalent.

IT skills:

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

Language skills:

  • English and Thai required;


  • NON-REMUNERATED: UNDP internships are not remunerated. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity; Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.
  • INSURANCE: Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • LOGISTICAL ARRANGEMENTS: Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; the receiving office could provide necessary letters etc. to facilitate the process;
  • STATUS ON CONTRACT: Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship; Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • WORKING HOURS: Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;