Internal Audit Intern

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New York
Application Deadline :10-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :

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.




UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.


The Internal Audit Service (IAS) of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS) is responsible for internal audit services to UN Women. IAS provides independent, objective assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the effectiveness and adequacy of internal controls. It manages the internal audit services for UN Women covering its Headquarters and offices away from headquarters.


In support of the IAS’ implementation of its 2021 audit plans, IAS seeks to engage a qualified intern.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Chief of IAS, the selected intern will support audit and advisory assignments in UN Women, in a manner consistent with applicable policies. The intern will carry out the following responsibilities: 

• Participate in multi-disciplinary audit teams, and contribute as a team member to the specific assignments to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the Organization’s internal controls, risk management and governance, (e.g. project/programme/function/office) by performing value for money and compliance audit, advisory, inspection, or special reviews. 

• Prepare electronic working papers that support audit findings and recommendations;

• Organize and draft inputs for audit reports;

• Undertake specific research, studies and reviews, as assigned; 

• Contribute to IAS’ capacity development activities;

• Perform other related duties as required.

Learning Objectives

1. Learning about audit and implementation of gender equality programmes in an international environment;

2. Enhanced capacity for gender-responsive audit 

3. Increased understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;

4. Meeting with UN Women colleagues in other units and the broad UN community;

5. Work as a team member in a multicultural setting.



Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to assist in conducting risk-based, performance/value-for-money, compliance and/or functional audits and advisory services;
  • Ability to analyze the data, identify good practices and areas for improvement, in particular root causes, in the areas of governance, risk management and internal controls in terms of adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency, and provide specific and feasible recommendations and solutions;
  • Ability to produce timely, quality outputs;
  • Ability to handle multi-tasks, resourceful and work with limited supervision;
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, presentation and communication skills including ability to listens actively and responds effectively; and
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft office suite, data analysis tool like Excel, etc), and Enterprise Resource Planning systems.

Required Skills and Experience


  • A first level university degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance or related field;
  • Experience in the area of auditing, monitoring or programme or operations is an asset.
  • Professional certifications (CIA, CISA, CFE) are an advantage.



  • Fluency in English is required; and
  • Knowledge of additional UN official working languages is an advantage.



Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.


Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • In the event when a selected candidate is unable to report to the advertised duty station due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, they may be approved to undertake this internship remotely.
  • The following documents are not required at the current application stage, but will be requested if you are selected. Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).

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