Internship Administration

United Nations Development Programme

Seoul, South Korea

Experience: Internship

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC), established in 2011, represents UNDP in Korea, works with Korea on international issues, and shares Korea’s development experiences with other countries. It is one of UNDP’s seven global policy centres. USPC works as a facilitator of innovative development cooperation for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in four thematic areas of i) development cooperation modalities and approaches, ii) governance and gender, iii) green recovery and transition, and iv) private sector engagement.

Building on the unique development experience of the Republic of Korea and UNDP’s wide Global Policy Network, USPC facilitates knowledge exchanges of SDG-enabling development solutions in the above-mentioned thematic areas through its signature ‘SDG Partnership’ country-support programme and other initiatives, and brokers partnerships between Korea and other countries to help tackle development challenges.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist and support to office operations and proragmme activities
  • Preparation of financial and accounting documents;
  • Administration of supply and assets management;
  • Maintenance of the Centre’s calendar, contact list, arrangement of appointments and meetings. Maintenance of protocol procedures;
  • Screening of incoming calls and correspondence; arranging world-wide telephone and video conferences;
  • Preparation of informal translations/interpretation;
  • Coordination of the information flow in the office and arrangement of on/off-line team meetings;
  • Organization of workshops and conferences in coordination with other staff; support for international participants’ travel and logistics matters;
  • Provision of technical support in development/maintenance of digital platforms/social media channels where requested;
  • Provision of support to the Greening UNDP initiatives and activities as a task force team member;
  • Provision of wide range of support on administration/programme activities.


  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.

Required Skills and Experience:


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 bachelor’s or master’s degree or equivalent studies.
  • Field of study: Public/Business administration, economics, finance, or equivalent.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
  • Knowledge and skills of Adobe products e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator would be an asset.

Language skills:

  • English and Korean required;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.