Location : Copenhagen, DENMARK
Application Deadline : 09-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 31d 14h 26m
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Feb-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


UNDP works to support government achieve the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on eradication of poverty, accountable governance, crisis prevention and climate action. Read more here: www.undp.org and www.dk.undp.org.

UNDP’s Nordic Office is located in the UN City in Copenhagen with satellite offices in Sweden, Norway and Finland. Together we work to strengthen the Nordic countries’ commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, promote awareness of UNDP’s mandate, work and results and strengthen the partnership with the Nordic member states.

The office in Copenhagen consists of five employees plus project staff and interns. We have a professional and informal work environment and can offer plenty of challenges and sparring – also with other UN organizations, which are located in the UN City.

Duties and Responsibilities

As an intern, you will be given fixed assignments, but as we are a small and busy office, you must be comfortable taking on a variety of assignments and be prepared to contribute where and when needed.

Help to promote awareness of UNDP’s mandate, work, and results
Update and develop the Danish website www.dk.undp.org
Distribute regular updates on UNDP’s social media platforms, especially Twitter and Facebook
Monitor Danish media on issues related to the work and mandate of UNDP
Translate and distribute news, press releases and stories from English to Danish and vice versa
Assist in preparing and coordinating launches of UNDP reports and other public events and missions
Contribute to briefings related to missions and visits
Various ad hoc tasks


Excellent communications skills in English and Danish
Strong interest in, and knowledge of, global development and the work of international organisations.
Good social media skills; knowledge of web publication tools and photo editing tools is an advantage.
Team player; works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
Good organizational and time management skills.
Able to work independently.
Knowledge of the UN/UNDP and commitment to UN mission and UNDP mandate is an advantage.

Required Skills and Experience


Fluency in spoken and written Danish and English is required.

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 (a) and (b) above) 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.

Application process:

Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file):

Updated CV as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.

General Conditions

In accordance with the UNDP Internship policy, UNDP interns are eligible to receive a monthly stipend, with a rate that varies depending on the duty location. The stipend will be paid monthly, and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.
Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend.
Except for the stipend, all other expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring government or institutions.
Interns are not considered staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

If you are experiencing difficulties with online job applications, please contact erecruit.helpdesk@undp.org.

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