Intern - UNRC (Open to Thai Nationals only)

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :31-Jul-13 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :4-6 months


Office of the UN Resident Coordinator was established in the year 2000 to effectively and professionally support the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team (UNCT) in Thailand in discharging the new responsibilities entailed in the UN Reform process. The functioning of the unit is jointly funded by the UNCT towards the coordination and development of joint UN programming and common services.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will be responsible for:
  • Support to regular UNCT Meetings, and up-coming advocacy events, such as Development Cooperation Seminars and ad hoc meetings. Liaise with meeting participants and organizers on logistical matters of such meetings/seminars;
  • Revamp the UNCT public website to ensure it effectively functions as an outreach advocacy tool in line with the UN repositioning in the country and the new UN partnership framework with Thailand;
  • Monitor and update news through social media via twitter and youtube;
  • Provide other support and assistance, including preparation of documents, proof-reading corresponding and research work;
  • Monitor and compile information on political situation and other emergencies in Thailand.


Core competencies
  • Demonstrate commitment to the UN’s core values; respects individual, gender and cultural differences in dealing with others;
  • Treat all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Effective communications skills and computer skills;
  • Produce quality outputs in a timely manner when assigned a given task;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Provide support to others who request advice or help.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Current enrollment in a masters or equivalent degree in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field;
  • Demonstrable skills in analytical thinking, communication, and research;
  • Good speaking, writing and editing skills in English and Thai;
  • Proficient computer skills and knowledge of automated systems; knowledge of web content management would be an advantage;
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure within an international setting; and,
  • Ability to perform a variety of administrative tasks.
  • Note that candidates who have graduated are not eligible for internship.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and Thai.
Interns’ Expenses:
  • Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.  All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by: the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
Subsequent Employment:
  • The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

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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