Application process and requirements
Interns are selected on a competitive basis. The following minimum qualifications are required: - Enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme in a development related field such as economics, public or business administration, or environmental studies. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible. - Demonstrated interest in the field of development - Language skills: written and spoken proficiency in at least one, and preferably two of the three working languages used by UNDP: English, French and Spanish. Fluency in Arabic, Portuguese, Russian or Eastern European language is an asset. - An interest in global mobility; adaptability to varied physical and other environments; a desire to work with and gain the confidence and respect of people with different language, national and cultural backgrounds. - Respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP Statement of Purpose. Selection for the internships is fully decentralized within UNDP. Applicants interested in an internship should forward their application directly to the relevant country office or unit.