Intern - Programme Management

United Nations Secretariat , New York, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th August, 2021

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the UN Office for Partnerships (UNOP). UNOP serves as a gateway for catalyzing and building partnership initiatives between civil society actors and the United Nations in furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). UNOP oversees the UN Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), the UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF), the SDG Advocates programme and the SDG Strategy Hub. The incumbent will predominantly support initiatives of UNDEF. Interns work remotely from home five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The internship in the UN Office for Partnerships/UN Democracy Fund is for six months, with a starting date in August 2021 onwards. The internship is unpaid, full-time and long distance.


Responsibilities of the internship position may vary. They may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in reviewing project reports both narrative and financial;
  • Draft communications to project grantees;
  • Carry out research on issues related to development, human rights, and democratic governance;
  • Assist with tracking project negotiation and implementation;
  • Assist with maintaining databases;
  • Participate as note taker at UN conferences and meetings;
  • Support in creating outreach materials;
  • Perform other duties as required.


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent)
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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