UNDP Internship-2020 for Undergraduate Students

Are you pursuing a bachelor's degree and searching for an internship? MoEF&CC and UNDP have called applications for GEF funded project. Eligible candidates can apply for the UNDP paid internship. Read the article to know the project details, eligibility criteria, and application procedure for the UNDP internship program.

About UNDP

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works in more than 170 countries and is committed to achieving the sustainable development goal and reduction of poverty and gender inequalities. UNDP have an equal opportunities approach, hence promotes people from the indigenous group, minority groups, persons with disabilities and women. Thus, the workforce at UNDP reflects diversity and gender balance. UNDP supports countries to develop policies, leadership skills, etc to achieve a sustainable goal.

Benefits of UNDP Internship

Knowledge Enhancement: Interns will gain knowledge of biodiversity conservation of threatened species and sustainable livelihood in Himalaya.

Stipend: During the internship period, the interns will be provided with a stipend (monthly or part-time basis) as per the UNDP policy. The stipend will cover the basic daily expenses, including food and transportation, etc.

Duration of Internship

The expected duration of the internship will be 4 months. However, the UNDP accepts an internship for a period of a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months. Location of Internship: The intern will have to work in New Delhi, India.

Project details

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India in collaboration of United Nations Development Programme and Global Environment Facility is implementing a project entitled "SECURE Himalaya -Securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems." The project is implemented in four states, namely Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Union Territory of Ladakh."

The project has the following key components:
  • Conservation of globally significant biodiversity and threatens species.
  • Securing sustainable community livelihood and resilience in the high altitude of Himalaya.
  • Natural resource management in Himalayan ecosystems.
  • Build-up on the existing socio-economic development by sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Conservation and promotion of sustainable development by involving the local community, local government and non-government organisations.

Work assignments to the Interns

The Interns will work on the project under the supervision of Head, NRM and Biodiversity and SPO Uttarakhand, and will perform several tasks like energy audit report review and validation, guidance to the community mobilized in the verification of beneficiaries list, identification and finalization of the solution with local govt. and administration and other experts, preparation of energy-efficient concept plan, preparation of a plan for government scheme for an energy-efficient national park in Himalaya, development if implementation plan and 2 proposals for National adaptation fund for climate change, etc.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for the internship of UNDP programme, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

Educational qualification

Candidate must be enrolled in a bachelor's in Environmental Sciences/Engineering/Social sciences or any other related field. However, the candidate must have completed at least 2 years of the degree course. Preference will be given to the candidate having good knowledge and understanding of Hydrology. Besides, knowledge of tools like AutoCAD & MATLAB will be an asset.

Skill Requirements

The candidate should have hands-on experience in MS Office i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. as well as working knowledge of web-based applications, FTIR analysis and tools. The candidate must be fluent in English.

Other Requirements

The candidates must be willing to work collaboratively and must be interested in teamwork and learning. They must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Mode of Selection: Final selection will be based on merit.

How to Apply

  • The application must be filled online on the official website of UNDP. To fill the online application form, the candidates must fill the "Internship Intern Form" available on the website.
  • Besides, a detailed and updated CV must be prepared.
  • Both the documents (Internship Intern Form and updated CV) should be combined to make a single PDF file and must be uploaded.

Document to be submitted upon selection:
  • Upon selection, the candidates must submit the following documents:
  • Interns must produce evidence of medical and life/accidental/health insurance. Insurance must be valid for the location where the internship will be carried out.
  • Interns must produce an official letter from the university confirming their enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme.

Important dates

Application Submission Deadline: December 16, 2020 (Midnight New York, USA)
Start Date of Internship: January 04, 2021

Terms and Conditions

  • Interns will have to work full time, but there is a provision of flexibility for education programmes.
  • Interns will have to secure medical insurance for the internship period. UNDP will not be responsible for such expenses.
  • The interns will have to make arrangements for to and fro travel and obtaining necessary visas.
  • Interns cannot claim for any position or further employment with UNDP. Also, they will not be eligible to apply for any post in UNDP during the period of the internship.

Contact details

United Nations Development Programme
One United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 USA
Email: erecruit.helpdesk@undp.org
Website: https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home.html
Internship Form: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?cur_job_id=95751

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