Internship Opportunity with the Partnerships, Policy and Communications Unit (UNCDF)

Application closing date: 30 November 2023

UNCDF is seeking an intern to be part of the Partnerships, Policy and Communications Unit (PPC) in its Headquarters located in New York, United States. Working under the guidance and supervision of the Head of PPC, and working closely with PPC staff, the intern will support the ongoing workplan and goals of the unit, including but not limited to expanding partnerships; preparing policy briefs for high level meetings; supporting the launch of major initiatives on blended finance and enterprises in Africa; and building and maintaining a base of knowledge about Member States.

The internship manager is committed to providing the intern with the training, guidance and support necessary to complete the below duties and responsibilities effectively and within the internship period. This will include, but not be limited to, scheduled meetings (weekly) to assess output progress, systems training (where required) and completion of required university reports for the purpose of meeting any necessary Degree requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Partnerships, Policy and Communications PPC Unit, and in close collaboration with the Sustainable Finance and Partnerships Specialist in the PPC Unit, the intern will assist in any of the following tasks:

Summary of key functions:

  • Support to Strategic advocacy and partnership development;
  • Support for creation of new innovative finance vehicles and instruments;
  • Support to mobilization of core and non-core resources;
  • Support to effective Internal and External Donor Relations;
  • Support to facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing



Candidate must be enrolled in a degree programme in Business Administration, Economic Development, Economics, Finance,  or another related field.

Applicants to the UNCDF internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

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  • (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

Desirable Skillset & Experience: 

  • Experience creating presentations, creating Excel files and writing papers that capture complex concepts and put them into simple language;
  • Experience in working on finance transactions or creating financial models;
  • Experience in a consulting firm or an investment bank will be an added advantage;
  • Self-starter; organized; able to multitask, balance multiple responsibilities, and work to deadline.

Additional assignment-specific qualifications: 

  • Solid understanding of international development.


  • Fluency in English required. Fluency in French desirable;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages will be considered a plus

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