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2024 United Nations UNDP Internship | How To Apply

The United Nations UNDP Internship is currently open to all interested and qualified undergraduates and graduates worldwide.

The UNDP Internships offer attractive paid positions in several areas for the sole purpose of promoting global development in an international work environment.

In this post, the details of the internship, its requirements, rewards, and the processes involved in the application will be provided.

Internship Summary

  • Host: United Nations
  • Category: Internships 
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Monthly Stipends | Training 
  • Deadline: Varies by Program
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UNDP Internship Details:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Unit of Information and Technology Management (ITM) in Copenhagen is responsible for supporting UNDP Country Offices around the world with ICT and Green Energy solutions.

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’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.

Available Workstreams

  • Software Developer Internship
  • ICT Engineer Internship

  • Communication and Collaboration Engineer Internship

  • Business Operations Internship
  • IoT Operations Support Internship
  • Cloud Services Engineer Internship
  • Business Intelligence & Systems Internship
  • Business Development Support Internship
  • International Nature and Climate Specialist
  • Human Resources Associate
  • IoT Operations Support Internship
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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 

UNDP Internship Duration and Reward

  • The expected duration of the internship is 6 months.
  • 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. 

required Competencies for UNDP Internship

  • 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 for UNDP Internship

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. 
  • completed UNDP internship application form. 
  • signed UNDP Internship Agreement. 
  • Medical Certificate of Good Health. 

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How To Apply for UNDP Internship 2024

To apply for the UNDP Internship, interested and qualified candidates are to follow the procedures outlined below;

  • click on the button below to commence their application.
  • select your desired internship program (area of interest)
  • upload all required document and fill your details appropriately
  • ensure that you follow the specific deadline for the internship program, as each internship has a different and exclusive deadline.
  • If you wish to apply to more than one program, you must register separately for each program.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

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