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UNDP Digital Governance & Transformation Internship

UNDP Digital Governance & Transformation Internship in USA

Country: USA
City: New York
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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.

What will the Digital Governance & Transformation Interns do at UNDP?

Prospective interns will have several responsibilities at UNDP. Some of these responsibilities include:

  • Support research and drafting of reports on relevant areas (with a focus on collecting data, case studies, and key information on digital transformation, digital technologies, and cities, new and emerging technologies with potential to help achieve sustainable development, etc.).
  • Provide support to the Supervisor on day-to-day coordination and special projects management.
  • Support the development and appropriate use of communication and advocacy tools (i.e. newsletter, websites, posters, brochures, pamphlets) to enhance understanding of UNDP efforts and advance special projects and events.
  • Support the development, organization, and management of meetings and special events (identifying speakers, preparing flyers, managing logistics, etc.).
  • Draft briefs, background notes, and other communication materials in relevant areas.
  • Support colleagues across the agency on issues including but not limited to e-government and e-governance, smart cities/smart islands, digital financing, or support to countries exploring smart solutions to development.
  • Support partnerships-building, working closely with the Supervisor in establishing and maintaining relations with key partners.
  • Provide other ad hoc support as required.

What do you need for UNDP Digital Governance & Transformation Internship?

To qualify for an internship with the UNDP Internship program, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or Master’s level or equivalent); or
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic program.
  • Moreover, applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation are not eligible.
  • The University degree must be in the area of ICTs, communications, sustainable development, social science, or related field.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in the UN’s work and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
  • Further, applicants will require professional working experience in communication.
  • Fluency of English (both written and spoken) is desirable. Additionally, knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish is a plus point

How to apply for an Internship at the UNDP?

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
Deadline26 August,2019
CityNew York
Open toAll Nationalities



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