Intern - Preventing Violent Extremism

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :26-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Through UNDP’s work, we support the peaceful resolution of conflicts, promote the rule of law and access to justice, citizen security and human rights. We assist governments in strengthening their public institutions, help countries reduce corruption and support inclusive participation to ensure that no one is left behind.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinating Associate – Preventing Violence Extremism, the Intern will support the team with the following actions:

  • Research on the assigned topic related to violence and conflict;
  • Produce a comprehensive data set in electronic file;
  • Assist in editing and preparing reports and translating documents;
  • Take meeting minutes in programme and project meetings;
  • Organize and store the electronic documents in working order;
  • Support coordination and organization of focus groups;
  • Assist the team in coordinating meetings and other events;
  • Support other programme related activities. 


  • 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:

  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme i.e. political science, international relations, social science or development studies, human rights (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Enrolled in a final academic year of a first university degree programme, i.e. political science, international relations, social science or development studies, human rights (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Graduated with a master’s degree and if selected, must start the internship within one year after graduation.


  • Knowledge and experience on Thai politics, human rights and social inclusion;
  • Experience working with academic or government offices is an advantage;
  • Previous experience working with civil society organizations is an advantage;

IT skills:

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

Language skills:

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


  • UNDP internships are not remunerated. All expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern or her/his sponsoring entity;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Interns are 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;
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.

NOTE: If selected for the position, interns are requested to provide a letter from university confirming current enrollment and graduation date, a copy of school transcript, a letter of endorsement from professor, a medical certificate of good health, a copy of medical insurance coverage during internship assignment in Thailand, and a copy of passport.

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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