IoT Operations Support Internship

United Nations Development Programme

Copenhagen, Denmark

Experience: Internship

Skill Required: IT and ICT

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Unit of Information and Technology Management (ITM) in Copenhagen is responsible for supporting UNDP Country Offices around the world with ICT and Green Energy solutions. Our Unit offers a stimulating and versatile internship in an international environment with contact to various partners from some 166 countries with UNDP presence. We are a team who work in a dynamic and informal atmosphere, and we expect our interns to become vital members of the team. 

As an intern, you will be given tasks and opportunities that have a direct global impact on the development efforts of the international community. The UNDP/ITM internship programme enhances the academic life experience of passionate students as interns and empowers them to become socially responsible, innovative, and environmentally conscious leaders of tomorrow. We bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-life industry experience by taking interns behind the scenes of the world’s leading clean energy and sustainability initiatives, while learning to take into consideration the local context. 

By being part of our dynamic unit, you will also gain worldwide connections with other top-talented interns and UN staff from other agencies. Our office is located at UN City in Copenhagen giving you the opportunity to interact with people outside the UNDP ITM Unit.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Installation and Operation: Setup and Install IoT network and foundation infrastructure in UNDP Country Offices and projects under cooperation between UNDP and other UN agencies, integrating with IoT Platform in Azure, testing the sensors and the gateways, testing the whole infrastructure chain, and providing full operation support after commissioning. 
  • Troubleshooting and Resolution: Provide technical support resolve issues related to network and connectivity using standard procedures to troubleshoot and resolve any issues concerning the infrastructure as per SLA; working with the UNDP Country Offices IT teams, HQ team and vendors to ensure performance.
  • Alarm handling and escalation: Handle incoming incidents through UNall ITSM platform and monitor alarms sent by NMS/dashboard. Work together with SFNOC team and escalate incidents or issue which are complex to handle and that needs vendor or Level-2 supports intervention. 
  • Capacity building and field operation support: Support capacity building exercises by assisting the preparation and organization of global webinars, trainings, and on-site operational support as required by UNDP Country Offices with the consultation of IoT Team and management guidance. 
  • Development of IT systems: Assist development of support IoT system operation procedure and structure to provide efficient/fast responses, developing manuals/guidelines to help/educate end-users, to develop/research IoT sensors and platform integration.
  • Documentation and ISO 9001 Compliance: Write documentation related to IoT support operation, but not limited to, procedures, system documentation, technical guides, conformity and corrective reports, and user feedback. Monitor and ensure compliance with corporate standards and ISO 9001:2008 of both the roll-out process and documentation. 

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 postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher); 
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent); 
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (1) and (2) above) in the field of IT Technician/Software Developer, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation; 
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program. 


  • Knowledge in the field of Embedded Systems, Data Analytics, ML/AI, Computer Networking, API Programming, or similar areas
  • Knowledge in IoT technologies such as IoT Security, IoT Analytics, IoT platform, IoT connectivity/communication, IoT Device Management, Azure IoT Hub, Azure IoT Central is an advantage;
  • Knowledge in MQTT, Webhooks, REST API, Node-Red, FTTT, Grafana, Time Series Database, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, JSON is an advantage;
  • Knowledge in Data Science, Data Quality Assurance and Data Management is an advantage;
  • Knowledge in Network Infrastructure troubleshooting and maintenance, LAN/WAN technologies, Hardware configuration including network switches and routers, Identification and prevention of any potential network issues, ICT Security is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and expertise in cloud computing: understanding the cloud computing strategy and cloud-based infrastructure technologies, apply such knowledge and experience in developing infrastructure setup is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience in IoT operation and support, applying standard practice and guideline such as ITIL and ISO is an advantage;
  • Knowledge and experience in developing scripts to automate Infrastructure management/operation tasks is an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft cloud technologies (Office 365, SharePoint Online, Azure) and back-office platform (SharePoint, SQL) and frameworks (.NET, PowerShell, etc.) is an advantage 
  • Knowledge and being a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of Data Science principles and hands on experience with scripting language such as Python is an advantage
  • Interest in developing sustainable ICT solutions, focusing on modern ICT innovations that enhances collaboration within UNDP and with its partners is an advantage
  • Ability to translate IT technology to business users and to non-technical language is an advantage
  • Interest and understanding of customer-oriented service delivery, with focus on innovative enterprise ICT solutions, IoT solutions, collaboration and customer experience is an advantage
  • Understanding of data management, including real-time/streaming data, data warehousing and data cleansing is an advantage 
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.