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APPLY: 2022 UNDP Global Internship for Undergraduates and Graduates Worldwide

Applications for the 2022 cohort of the UNDP Global Internship is currently ongoing worldwide.

UNDP is the development arm of the United Nations. Present in 170 countries with over 17,000 people, UNDP works on the world’s biggest problems: extreme poverty, climate change, good governance, renewable energy, crisis prevention, and women’s empowerment, among others.

UNDP is the development arm of the United Nations. Present in 170 countries with over 17,000 people, UNDP works on the world’s biggest problems: extreme poverty, climate change, good governance, renewable energy, crisis prevention, and women’s empowerment, among others.

  • Host: UNDP
  • Category: Internships 
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Monthly Stipends
  • Deadline: July 30, 2022
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Internship Details:

UNDP’s digital transformation focuses on developing the organization’s capability to leverage existing, emerging and future digital technologies and the opportunities they offer to profoundly improve the way UNDP creates and delivers value and benefits for those we serve; UNDP’s recently finalized Digital Strategy 2022-2025 guides these efforts and builds off UNDP’s extensive range of digital initiatives spanning the country, regional, and global levels.

The position of Digital transformation Intern will be part of the team under the Chief Digital Officer( CDO).

Available Workstreams

Workstream 1: Digital development

Workstream2:   Thought leadership & Knowledge Management

Workstream 3 : Future Smart UNDP

Workstream 4 : Internal Digital Communications

Workstream 5: Strategic partnerships

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Internship Requirements:

To be considered for the UNDP Global Internship, you must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), or.
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (undergraduate; minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree (first university degree, or second university degree or equivalent, or higher) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
  • Interest/Experience in one of the workstream areas is desirable 

Internship Duration and Reward

  • The expected duration of the internship is between 3 to 6 months.
  • In accordance with the UNDP Internship policy, UNDP interns are eligible to receive a monthly stipend, with the rate that varies depending on the duty location. The stipend will be paid monthly, and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly. 


  • Account Management: Has interest and understanding of customer-oriented service delivery process including procurement, logistics and/or finance.
  • Think Innovatively: Look beyond conventional approaches and established methods
  • Problem Solving: Has a Proactive hands-on approach, also when operating with limited information
  • Communication: Communicates effectively when working in teams and has a Proactive attitude with a goal-oriented mindset.
  • Learn Continuously: Proactively seek feedback, demonstrates a desire to learn from others as well as from experiences, both positive and negative
  • Collaboration: Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Engage and Partner: Demonstrate and encourage teamwork and co-creation internally and externally to achieve joint objectives and result

Other competencies

  • Database management skills.
  • Detail-oriented, preferably with previous administrative and office management experience.
  • Eager to learn new things and gradually adapt the theory into practical work.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  •  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  •  Ability to deliver in a high-pressure environment 
  •   Ability to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands. 
  •  Ability to collaborate with and achieve actionable results 
  •  Excellent ability to multi-task in a high-demand and fast-paced work context 
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude 

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Brief Cover Letter (in English)
  •  A current and complete CV in English.
  • Completed application form 

Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows you to upload a maximum of one document.* 

In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of: 

  • letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date. 
  • letter of recommendation from a professor. 
  • copy of his/her most recent school transcript. 
  • copy of passport. 
  • a copy of US Visa if the intern is not a US Citizen. 
  • completed UNDP internship application form. 
  • signed UNDP Internship Agreement. 
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health. 
  • Copy of life Insurance 

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Deadline: July 30, 2022

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