The UNDP Partnership for the Future Programme, funded by the European Union, aims at contributing to the peace building process in Cyprus through different levels of intervention ranging from Urban Upgrading, Cultural heritage and Rehabilitation to assistance to small and medium sized enterprises.

Since 2010 UNDP-PFF has been providing assistance to the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage in compiling a study of cultural heritage in Cyprus, including inventory charts and technical assessments. The on-going second phase of the project focuses on the carrying out of emergency interventions on selected cultural heritage sites.

In this context UNDP-PFF is now seeking an intern in the field of architecture/cultural heritage managment to assist in different conservation and restoration projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Manager the intern is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Assist Programme related activities in particular in the field of cultural heritage;
  • Facilitate communications and exchange of information between the bi-communal technical committee on cultural heritage and UNDP-PFF, including email communications, minutes of meetings, and preparation of reports, and liaising on a regular basis with experts and/or technical consultants;
  • Support the overall coordination of emergency intervention projects under the cultural heritage;
  • Assist in the recruitment of experts and technical consultants;
  • Assist in the preparation of the publication of the Study of Cultural Heritage in Cyprus;
  • Edit and update the inventory charts in content and design adding any information that might be missing or inaccurate;
  • Assist in any other administrative tasks as required by the Programme Manager.

Only candidates currently enrolled in a Masters' university programme will be considered.

The Intern is expected to be in the office full time and respect the office working hours.

Important note: Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement.

At the end of the collaboration, a final report detailing the incumbent’s experience and work assigned in the different UNDP-PFF focus areas will be expected.


  • Proficiency in the usage of computers, AutoCad and main office software like Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
  • Excellent English verbal and written skills;
  • Excellent diplomatic skills and understanding of the sensitivity of the local context.;
  • Excellent managerial skills;
  • Willingness to develop and learn by working with people with different language and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to support oneself financially for the duration of the internship;
  • Attention to details.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme preferrebly in architecture / restoration / conservation of monuments and sites, or any other related field. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible. (Letter of enrollment from school will be requested from the selected applicants).


  • Written and spoken proficiency in English;
  • Fluency in Turkish and/or Greek is an asset.

Application procedure:

Interested candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Motivation/Cover Letter: Explaining why they are the most suitable for the internship;
  • Personal History (P11): Applicants are required to fill and sign a P11 Form and submit it together with the online application. The UNDP P11 Form can be downloaded from:


UNDP does not pay for internships. The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc.

Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions with which applicants should become familiar with prior to signing an internship agreement. For more information, please see

The intern is expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education reasons. The intern will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation etc.