The UNDP Somalia Country Office, based in Nairobi, is looking for interns in various disciplines. Students from these disciplines are welcome to apply, and depending on qualifications, shall be selected for internships that relate either to the organization's strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions. Internships will allow the successful candidates to have the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural international organization.
Areas of internship include:
Internships may be offered at any UNDP office. However, due to security risks, non-family duty stations (i.e. in security phase III or above) may not accept interns from outside the duty station.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties that the intern will be expected to carry out are:
Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP.
All costs connected with an intern's participation in the Programme must be borne by:
a. the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students;
b. the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel (including to and from the office), visas, accommodation, etc.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. As interns are not covered under any insurance, including MAIP, they should not travel to hazardous locations in the course of their internship with UNDP.
Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance for the duty station for which they will work. It must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship which:
a. requires transportation to the Home Country or Country of Residence for further treatment; or
b. results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the Home Country, or Country of Residence.
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.
Should an offer of employment be envisaged, a 3-month break, from the end of the internship, must be respected. Interns cannot apply for posts during the period of internship.
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP may accept interns providing the following conditions are met:
Internship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. However, they will normally last no less than six weeks and no more than twelve months.
Internship assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year, depending on the availability of meaningful assignments and the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns.
How to Apply:
Interested students must send the following documentation:
UNDP is not responsible for any claims by any parties where the loss of or damage to their property, death or personal injury was caused by the actions or omission of action by the interns during their internship.
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.
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