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UNDP Internship Jobs Opportunity 2024 Apply Now

The UNDP Internship Program offers a unique opportunity for talented and motivated individuals to gain practical experience in international development and contribute to the implementation of UNDP's projects and initiatives. Interns will work closely with experienced professionals, collaborating on various assignments and projects while gaining insights into the work of the UNDP and the United Nations system.

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  • Support project implementation: Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of projects and initiatives undertaken by the UNDP in areas such as sustainable development, poverty reduction, climate change, governance, gender equality, and human rights.
  • Research and analysis: Conduct research, collect and analyze data, and contribute to the preparation of reports, briefings, and policy documents related to development issues and UNDP's focus areas.
  • Program support: Assist in organizing and coordinating events, workshops, conferences, and meetings related to UNDP's programs and initiatives.
  • Knowledge sharing: Contribute to the development and dissemination of knowledge products, including articles, case studies, and best practices, to enhance the understanding and awareness of development challenges and solutions.
  • Communication and outreach: Support the development and implementation of communication strategies, including social media campaigns and content creation, to raise awareness about UNDP's work and engage stakeholders.
  • Partnership building: Assist in fostering partnerships with government entities, civil society organizations, private sector actors, and other stakeholders to promote collaboration and facilitate the achievement of development goals.
  • Administrative tasks: Provide administrative and logistical support as needed, including organizing meetings, managing documentation, and maintaining databases and filing systems.
  • Enrolled in or recently completed a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree program in areas such as international development, economics, social sciences, environmental studies, public administration, or a related field.
  • Strong academic performance and a genuine interest in international development and the work of the United Nations.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to gather and synthesize information from various sources.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in using computer applications and software relevant to the job, including MS Office and data analysis tools.
  • Adaptability and cultural sensitivity to work effectively in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Fluency in English; knowledge of additional languages is an asset.
Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: The UNDP Internship Program provides valuable opportunities for interns to enhance their professional skills and gain practical experience in international development. They have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals and contribute to meaningful projects and initiatives.
  • Exposure to Development Issues: Interns at UNDP get firsthand exposure to global development challenges and solutions. They gain insights into various aspects of sustainable development, poverty reduction, climate change, gender equality, and human rights, among others. This experience deepens their understanding of global issues and broadens their perspective.
  • Networking Opportunities: Interns have the chance to build professional networks by interacting with UNDP staff, experts, and other interns. They can connect with professionals from diverse backgrounds, both within the UN system and external partner organizations. Networking can open doors to future career opportunities and collaborations.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Interns receive guidance and mentorship from experienced professionals who can provide valuable insights and advice. They have the opportunity to learn from supervisors and senior staff, benefiting from their expertise and experience in the field of international development.
  • Access to Training and Learning Resources: UNDP often provides interns with access to various training programs, workshops, and learning resources. These opportunities allow interns to develop specific skills, expand their knowledge, and stay updated on emerging trends and practices in the field of development.
  • Exposure to Multicultural Environment: Interns at UNDP work in a multicultural and diverse environment, collaborating with individuals from different countries and backgrounds. This exposure fosters cross-cultural understanding, strengthens interpersonal skills, and prepares interns for global work settings.
  • Impactful Work Experience: Interns have the chance to contribute to real projects and initiatives that have a positive impact on communities and countries. Their work can directly contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and making a difference in people's lives.
  • Personal Growth and Self-Reflection: The UNDP Internship Program offers opportunities for personal growth, self-reflection, and the development of a global mindset. Interns can refine their problem-solving skills, enhance their adaptability, and gain a deeper understanding of their own strengths and areas for improvement.

Interested candidates should submit their updated resume, a cover letter expressing their interest in the UNDP Internship Program, and any other required documents through the UNDP's official application portal or email address. Application instructions and specific requirements can be found on the UNDP website or by contacting the UNDP's Human Resources department.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
International Affairs
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
June 7, 2024
Valid through
June 23, 2025
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