• Voluntarily

Internship Opportunity at UNDP Bangladesh

Intern: Humanitarian Action and Women, Peace & Security.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The intern will assist the Cox’s Bazar sub-office team with its responsibilities relating to the coordination of humanitarian assistance.

Specifically, The Intern Will:

  • Support the office in implementation of project activities (e.g. preparation of trainings, workshops or advocacy actions; drafting letters and other documents);
  • Draft and share meeting minutes from staff meetings, Gender in Humanitarian Action Working group and other humanitarian coordination mechanisms meetings and any other meetings participated, as required
  • Support UN Women staff in drafting web articles on project activities, concept notes and any other related documents.
  • Assist UN Women staff in various research and fundraising tasks relating to humanitarian assistance, women’s empowerment, and the women, peace and security agenda;
  • Support donor reporting and partnership management for the team’s global programmes;
  • Support UN Women Office in communication with partners and media-related work;
  • Support the team’s knowledge management efforts;
  • and assist UN Women staff in various admin tasks as required by the Head of Sub-Office.

Learning Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system;
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender;
  • Build and develop professional relationships with UN Women colleagues and colleagues from other UN agencies;
  • Develop project management, communication, donor engagement, administration and organization skills.



Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong academic background in international development, humanitarian assistance or peace and security;
  • Ability to think and work logically and work precisely with attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment;
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of post-conflict contexts, especially as related to women and gender issues.



Cox's Bazar


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  • The intern must have studies in law, gender studies, international relations, human rights, development studies or related field at the university level;
  • 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 and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage;
  • UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to positions in the professional and above category in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application.
Eligible Regions: Bangladesh

Application Process

Through online.

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