Become a UNDP Intern – Human Resources Reporting, Learning and Recruitment (internship with $1000 monthly stipend)


APPLICATION DEADLINE : 03-Jul-24 (Midnight New York, USA)


Stipend: UNDP interns are provided a monthly stipend to cover costs associated to the internship. Please see the Internship Conditions below.

UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. In 2024, UNDP is continuing to work to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.

The Talent Acquisition and People Programmes (TAPP) Unit is part of the UNDP Office of Human Resources. TAPP was established in Copenhagen in early 2020. It builds on the UNDP Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Service Centre set-up and includes the JPO Service Centre.

The TAPP unit is responsible for:

  • Talent acquisition strategies for UNDP, including employer branding and outreach, assessment and selection frameworks, on-boarding, as well as compliance and monitoring.
  • Management of externally funded Talent Programmes and other programmes targeting specific talent groups.

Under the authority of the Head of TAPP and the supervision of the HR Specialist, the intern will contribute to the development and the maintenance of client-oriented services and ensure that TAPP follows a model of excellence.


As a full member of the TAPP team, the intern will:

  • Participate in in-house training opportunities as applicable.
  • Learn the structure, mechanisms, policies and practice areas of UNDP.
  • Participate in dedicated trainings and UNDP online learning tools.
  • Strengthen effective communication skills.
  • Participate in working groups.   
  • Network with approximately 2000 personnel from 11 UN organizations and programmes at UN City.

Learn more about the TAPP JPOSC here.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:

NoDuties and responsibilities% of time
1Human Resources Reporting:Assist in retrieving, analysing and compiling the results of the annual satisfaction surveys targeting JPOSC clients:Review and update the survey questionnairesSend out JPO/SDP annual satisfaction survey and monitor participation in all surveysCompile and analyse survey resultsPrepare various presentations on survey resultsSupport other HR reporting activities, as applicable. 40%
2Support the TAPP Recruitment Activities:Coordinate interviews.Solicit reference checks.Draft interview reports.Other related support to recruitment, as applicable.30%
3Supporting other JPOSC TAPP activitiesAssist preparations for JPO pre-departure briefings.Assist in preparation of presentation materials to learning activitiesAssist and support on the learning and development activitiesProject management of the Global Coffee RouletteSupport to any ad hoc activities related to the JPOSC-managed programmes.30%



  • Demonstrates and safeguards ethics and integrity.
  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization.
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation.
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal-oriented mindset.
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently.
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and positive, constructive attitude.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Currently in the final year of a bachelor’s degree; or
  • Currently enrolled in a master’s degree; or
  • Have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.
  • Field of study: Social or political science, Economics, Business Administration, Human Resources, Communications or equivalent.
  • Prior experience in reporting is an asset.

IT skills: Working knowledge and proficient user of the Microsoft Office Programmes (Particularly Ms Excel). Knowledge and experience of graphic design, reporting software is an asset. Knowledge and experience of data visualization is an asset.

Language skills: Fluency in English is required. Good working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an asset.


Stipend: UNDP interns are provided a monthly stipend to cover costs associated to the internship. The stipend amount varies from duty station to duty station. The amount can also vary depending on if a selected candidate receives financial support from a nominating institution, related institution, or government. For Copenhagen, this stipend is an equivalent of $1000 per month (exact amount to be confirmed).

  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed.
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any posts in UNDP during the period of the internship.
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan.
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
  • Interns are expected to work full-time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.


The selected candidate is expected to start the internship around early to mid-September  2024.

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