Position title
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Internships 2024 / 2025 New Hiring

UNDP offers a dynamic and challenging internship program designed to provide qualified students and recent graduates with firsthand experience in development issues. Interns at UNDP contribute to various projects and initiatives across different sectors, gaining exposure to the inner workings of a leading international development organization.

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  • Support project planning, implementation, and monitoring activities under the guidance of experienced staff members.
  • Conduct research on key development issues, trends, and best practices to inform programmatic interventions.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, briefs, and other communication materials for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, and events to enhance understanding of development challenges and solutions.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support as needed to ensure smooth project operations.
  • Collaborate with team members across different units and departments to foster a culture of innovation and knowledge sharing.
  • Currently enrolled in a bachelor's, master's, or Ph.D. program, or a recent graduate within one year of graduation.
  • Strong academic background in fields relevant to international development, such as economics, political science, social sciences, environmental studies, or related disciplines.
  • Demonstrated interest in and commitment to the principles of sustainable development, human rights, and gender equality.
  • Excellent analytical, research, and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively in multicultural teams.
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
  • Previous experience in development-related work or volunteer activities is desirable but not required.
Job Benefits
  • Practical experience working on real-world development challenges.
  • Exposure to UNDP's global network and access to training opportunities.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals in the field.
  • Flexible work arrangements, including remote options.
  • Potential for future employment opportunities within UNDP or other UN agencies.

Interested candidates should submit their CV/resume and a cover letter outlining their motivation and suitability for the internship program through the UNDP online portal. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and candidates may be contacted for interviews as positions become available.

Join UNDP's internship program and be part of a diverse and dedicated team working towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all. Apply now and make a difference!

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
International Affairs
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 27, 2024
Valid through
March 5, 2028
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