UNDP recognizes the important role of digital technologies in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and has been supporting efforts leveraging this role in programs across countries. It recognizes that more is needed not only to harness the power of digital technologies to achieve specific SDG targets but to leverage digital transformationitself as a pathway to sustainable development. It notes that for developing countries that deal with concurrent priorities in the midst of significant constraints, laying out this pathway is a serious challenge in itself. As such, UNDP is offering an Internship program on Digital Governance and Transformation.
UNDP is enhancing efforts in this area in support of program countries and has Internship opportunities to offer at Headquarters located in New York, United States. Working under the guidance and supervision of the Global Policy Specialist leading the effort, and working closely with teams across practices, the Intern will support the ongoing work plan and goals of the unit, including but not limited to expanding partnerships; supporting and improving communications efforts, including on social media; conducting research and preparing policy briefs for high level meetings; supporting the launch of major initiatives (specifically on digital transformation and cities); as well as building and maintaining a knowledge base on key actors and thematic areas.
Prospective interns will have several responsibilities at UNDP. Some of these responsibilities include:
To qualify for an internship with the UNDP Internship program, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Applicants may apply for the UNDP internship by submitting the online application. Further, the applicants will require a recent CV and cover letter to apply for the internship. Also, the interns may submit a relevant portfolio and documentation.
Interns, however, should note that they may submit only one PDF file via the online application portal. Hence, the applicants must merge all documents into one PDF file before uploading.
Applicants may apply for the Digital Governance & Transformation Internship at UNDP until 26 August 2019. UNDP will not accept any more application after the past the deadline.
|Type of Opportunity||Internships|
|Open to||All Nationalities|