Required Skills and Experience:
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 (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Have graduated with a first-level university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
In addition to meeting the requirement above under eligibility, the preferred fields of study for this internship is in development related field such as global studies, international relations, environment, social development or similar.
- Strong international background – studying/working experience abroad is required.
- Sociocultural understanding through studying/working experenice in different cultures and country settings.
- Demonstrated experience delivering projects under tight deadlines with competing commitments, such as demonstrated work experience during a study program.
- Previous teaching experience would be an asset;
- Demonstrated experience using MS Office.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.
- Competency in other UN language(s), especially French, is a strong asset.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE/ HOW TO APPLY:
THE APPLICATION SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING UPLOADED AS ONE FILE:
- Current CV
- Original text of up to 500 words addressing the following question: “Why are the SES essential for UNDP’s work and achieving sustainability?”
- Please note that the UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents (CV/ Resume, Cover Letter etc. into a single file before uploading).
Conditions of internship:
Internships within the UN system are subject to following conditions, which the candidates should familiarize themselves with prior to applying:
- Starting from January 2020 interns will receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations.
- Any further costs associated with the internship 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 arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. The Intern must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan;
- The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment within the UN System, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship. The Intern will not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of internship or for the six months immediately following the expiration date thereof;
- Interns will need to use their own laptop/notebook.
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
- UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months