Web Development Intern

Application Deadline :30-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :3- 6 Months


The UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA) team in New York provides overall strategic oversight, guidance and quality assurance, management support and broader regional analysis, including global issues.

RBA’s Management Support Team (MST) is seeking a highly-qualified student to engage as a Web Developer to support the team in developing a web portal for RBA’s cluster meeting event.

The intern will report to the RBA Head of MST and work closely with MST team.  The internship is for a minimum of three months with an opportunity for extension to a maximum of six months.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Intern will contribute towards:

  • Help in gathering the requirements for the online tools need for the cluster meeting
  • Research for the existing online tools.
  • Develop the web portal user interface and user experience using no-code tools like Wix.
  • Develop the necessary addons on the web portal and in corporate Sharepoint environment.



  • Excellence in designing User Interface and User Experience
  • Ability to develop web sites and web tools using no-code tools like Wix.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JS
  • Ability to code is an asset
  • Able to take initiative and work independently, with minimum supervision;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty;
  • Commitment to the UNDP vision, mission, and strategic goals.

Interpersonal Communication:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience;
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Required Skills and Experience


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 above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
  • Advanced studies in Information Systems, Web Development, Computer Science or similar.


  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • Have demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Preferably some relevant experience in international development or related area; Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage;
  • Excellent analytical skills are required and experience in research, drafting and editing documents is an advantage.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of French is a major asset.

Intern conditions:

  • UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • 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 enrollment in health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

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