Research & Communications Intern


The UNDP Washington office serves as the liaison between the UNDP New York Headquarters and the Washington community. The Washington office is a primary link connecting UNDP’s development work in 166 countries worldwide to the US Congress, State Department, USAID, World Bank, diplomatic community, media and general public.

UNDP Washington Internship

Outstanding graduate-level students have the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP’s work. Internships are designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation, but also complements other international studies, including law.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attending Congressional hearings and other public policy forums relevant to UNDP’s work, and providing oral and/or written briefs to UNDP Washington staff.
  • Monitoring media and assembling daily press clips.
  • Providing assistance to staff in research and drafting of briefing notes summarizing UNDP’s work in specific countries and thematic areas.
  • Receiving and responding to requests for UNDP’s assistance and attention.
  • Helping to plan, publicize, and execute UNDP-related events.


  • Outstanding/native English oral, writing and editing is essential
  • Excellent research skills
  • High level of proficiency with Excel, Word, PPT, and multimedia highly desirable
  • Strong service and team-work orientation, cultural sensitivity and ability to work in a fast-paced multi-national environment
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and commitment to learning
  • Commitment to UNDP vision, mission and values and knowledge of UN work environment an advantage

Required Skills and Experience


Applicants to UNDP internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:

  •  Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • A Certification must be obtained from school to regarding status of enrollment or graduation.
  • Must have work authorization permit.

Deadline: 21st September, 2020


Candidates have to confirm having received the recruitment information through the recruiting channel NGO Recruitment in the application letter for this position

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