Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP Philippines is looking for interns who will work in any of the following areas :
public relations, content writing and graphics design, communications and knowledge management;
monitoring and reporting;
climate and disaster resilience;
energy and environment;
human rights, gender, combating HIV / AIDS; and
Sustainable Development Goals.
Typical Tasks performed by interns :
Assisting in the organization of meetings, conferences, or other collaborative events;
Preparing knowledge products (stories / best and worst practices);
Identifying innovative development solutions in specific areas;
Provide operational and administrative support;
Undertake field visits and attend meetings and workshops where appropriate; and
Supporting monitoring and evaluation, communications and resource mobilization.
During the internship they will acquire practical experience in various aspects of project management in an international work environment.
Language Requirements :
Fluency in both oral and written English and Filipino
Functional Competencies :
Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment;
Self-motivated and ability to work under pressure and to meet strict and competing deadlines;
Displays analytical judgment and demonstrated ability to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner;
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
Demonstrates self-management, including conflict management / negotiating skills on interpersonal issues;
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Filipino;
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively in teams, delivering through and with others;
Computer literate; good knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people fairly without favouritism.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements :
Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
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.
UNDP Philippines does not provide financial support to interns. The costs associated with the internship must be borne by any sponsoring institutions or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and will have to make his / her own arrangements for accommodation, travel, etc.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship.
Applicants for internship must therefore carry adequate and regular medical insurance. Proof of medical coverage / visa must be provided before the internship starts.
The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP Philippines but, as mentioned, to complement a student’s studies.
Interns wishing to be considered for employment with the UNDP Philippines, even if otherwise fully qualified, are not eligible for consideration for employment during their internship.