The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity.
The United Nations Development Program is the backbone of the UN development system. We support governments to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We focus our global efforts on six signature solutions: eradication of poverty, accountable and inclusive governance, resilience, nature-based development solutions, clean and affordable energy, and gender equality.
Internships give students and recent graduates the opportunity to get a taste of UNDP’s community and mission. Internships may take place in UNDP Country Offices, at Regional Hubs or at Headquarters in New York.
Interns are selected on a competitive basis. UNDP seeks applicants who exhibit an interest in the field of development and in our mission. UNDP internships should not exceed 6 months. Exceptionally, internships may last 9 months when they are being completed for academic credit.
Applicants to UNDP internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent); preferably in statistics, data science, Psychology, Sociology and other social sciences.
Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher); preferably in Statistics, Data science, Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation, Sociology and other social sciences .
Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined above and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.
Language: Applicants should have written and spoken proficiency in at least one, and preferably two of the three working languages of the UNDP: English, French and Spanish. Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, Russian or Eastern European language is an asset.
Financing: UNDP interns are provided with a monthly stipend dependent on duty station, among other factors.
- In accordance with the UNDP Internship policy, UNDP interns are eligible to receive a monthly stipend, with a rate that varies depending on the duty location. The stipend will be paid monthly, and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.
- Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend.
- Except for the stipend, all other expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions.
- Interns are not considered staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
- 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.
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Duties and Responsibilities
You will be given fixed tasks, but you must be comfortable taking on a variety of assignments and be prepared to contribute where and when needed.
- Support the call for data on SDG indicators under UNDP (co) custodianship, namely on access to dispute resolution mechanisms (16.3.3), satisfaction with public services (16.6.2), inclusive and participatory decision making (16.7.1b and c), and external political efficacy (16.7.2).
- Support the SDG 16 Survey Initiative at global level and its implementation in a selected number of countries.
- Assist developing technical and methodological guidance to be used by countries.
- Support in developing data analysis and data visualization.
- Assist in communication with the countries.
- Assist in preparing public events.
- Support the thematic work streams in OGC as needed.
- Various ad hoc tasks.
- Excellent communications, written and oral.
- Strong interest in global development and the work of international organisations.
- Team player; works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
- Good organizational and time management skills.
- Able to work independently and take initiative.
- Work experience from a developing country and/or an international organisation or related is an advantage.
Method of Application
Interested and Qualified Candidates should Click Here to Apply Online.