UNDP internships offer a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. Apply now!
Organization: UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. It helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results
Duty Station: UNDP country office/regional center or at the organization's Headquarters in New York
Open to: Graduate students
Timeframe: Internship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year
Deadline: If present, specified for each internship assignment
Job description: The internships with UNDP are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complement other international studies, including law. Assignments vary greatly in terms of content. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization. The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but, as already mentioned, to complement an intern's studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system.
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- enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as economics, public or business administration, or environmental studies. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible
- demonstrated interest in the field of development
- language skills: written and spoken proficiency in at least one, and preferably two of the three working languages used by UNDP: English, French and Spanish. Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, Russian or Eastern European language is an asset
- interest in global mobility; adaptability to varied physical and other environments; desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds
- respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP Statement of Purpose
Wage/fees: The internships are not paid. All the costs associated must be borne by the nominating institution, by a related institution or government which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the students themselves
Application process: The selection for the internships is fully decentralized within UNDP. All internships are advertised on UNDP's jobs site at http://jobs.undp.org/. You can choose your internship and then submit the application electronically along with an uploaded resume
Edited by Tatiana Camerota
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