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Intern For Data Futures Project Support

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Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

Location: Remote | home-based

Grade: Internship

Occupational Groups:


Information Technology and Computer Science

Project and Programme Management

Closing Date: 2022-02-02


The UN Reform Resolution tasks UNDP to provide countries with an “integrator function” to accelerate progress towards the SDGs by tackling multiple interlinked and interdependent development challenges. The UNDP Global Policy Network (GPN) draws on expertise globally to provide more effective responses to the complex development challenges countries face in achieving the SDGs and responding to crisis in an integrated and coherent manner. Anchored in the Crisis Bureau (CB) and the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), the GPN has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan, which is aligned with the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

An SDG Integration Team located with UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN) aims to build a coherent and consolidated menu of services (the SDG Integrator “offer”) emphasizing direct short-to-medium-term engagements to respond rapidly to requests from country offices for support on national implementation and monitoring of integrated policy solutions, qualitative and evidence-driven analysis for accelerated progress, and knowledge sharing and upscaling of innovative approaches to sustainable development.

In December 2020, UNDP launched the Data Futures Platform as an open resource that translates multidimensional data into actionable insights to support Governments and other development practitioners. It operates across the entire breadth of UNDP’s work with a goal to support decision makers to analyse potential impacts of different combinations of policy choices, across countries and regions, before investments are locked in.

Under the guidance of the Global Policy Advisor of the SDG Integration, BPPS/GPN, the Data Futures Project Support Intern will work with the SDG Integration’s data team to support its engagement with UNDP Offices globally and updates on the Data Futures Platform.


The Data Futures Project Support Intern will work on the following:

Support communication and engagements with UNDP Offices globally as it relates to UNDP’s data work;

Ensure timely follow up on data-related requests from UNDP Offices and teams as well as external partners;

Conduct research on policy and economic topics, analyse information and synthesizes into a clear language;

Review briefs, policy documents, concept notes, background papers, etc for substance, copy edits and strategic messaging, in coordination with wider SDG Integration team;

Support the development of presentations for internal and external audiences;

Attends virtual meetings with the Global Advisor, supporting with preparation and meeting minutes or reporting, as needed;

Maintain and overview of all projects undertaken by the team to manage an updated activity-based workplan;


Candidate should have the following competencies:

Self-starter; organized and reliable;

Able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities;

Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and sensitivity to differing opinions and views.


Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNDP internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

(d) be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.


Please refer to the above academic requirements.

Preferred fields of study: Economics, International Relations, or relevant


Knowledge of SDG implementation at national level

Experience with data and statistical analysis

Understanding of policy and economic topics, issues and trends

Experience managing projects

Experience coordinating across a variety of stakeholders


Excellent English language skills.

Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

Conditions of internship

Internships within the UN system are subject to following conditions, which the candidates should familiarize themselves with prior to applying:

UNDP HQ will provide a stipend in the amount of USD 1,000 monthly in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship Policy.;

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;

UNDP does not provide assistance with travel and/or housing and the Intern will be responsible for obtaining the necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;

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. A workstation with wireless internet access will be provided at the Centre’s facilities and supervisory support provided by the Centre staff;

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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.

website: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=104242


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