Internship Roster - Priority for Kuwaiti Nationals
The UNDP office in Kuwait is seeking to establish a pool of interns to provide necessary support to the various functions.
As part of UNDP team in Kuwait, interns will be exposed to high-profile conferences, participate in meetings, and contribute to administrative, programme as well as analytical work of the United Nations Development Programme.
The internship at UNDP in Kuwait would provide a framework by which students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to different UNDP units to help them enhance their knowledge, skills and use their education with practical experience through practical work assignments. It will also expose them to work with international civil servants, deepen their knowledge and understanding of the UNDP goals, principles and activities.
The internship will provide UNDP offices with the assistance of qualified students specialized in various fields.
Duties and Responsibilities
Generic Duties & Responsibilities:The typical tasks performed by interns include but not limited to:
- Assist in researches;
- Support in preparation of documents;
- Cataloguing/ filing/ copying/ scanning information;
- Assist in the organization of conferences, forums or other collaborative events;
- Support in preparation/ publishing knowledge stories/ best practices;
- Perform other duties as required.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Strong track record of research and writing skills;
- Knowledge of gender and/or human rights;
- Editing skills are helpful;
- Computer literate in standard software applications;
- Ability to successfully interact with individuals of different backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants to the UNDP Internship Programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:Education:
- 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.
- Demonstrated interest in the field of development;
- Demonstrated research and analytical capacity;
- Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks, with tight deadlines;
- Able to work effectively in a team and in an international environment;
- Administrative skills in the organization of meetings and events;
- Excellent written and communication skills;
- Proficiency in using standard software programmes: Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
- Fluency in both English and Arabic Oral and Written
Others: Financial Issues:
- Internships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement.
- Starting from January 2020 interns will receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations.
- Any further costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs.
- Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of: The nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern, who must obtain financing for subsistence through private sources.
- Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.
- Applicants for internships must show proof of valid medical insurance for the duty station in which they will intern. For applicants, which are neither nationals or residents of the duty station, the insurance must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship duration which:
- Requires transportation to the home country or country of residence for further treatment;
- Results in death and requires preparation and return of the remains to the home country, or country of residence.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship.
To apply, kindly upload the following documents online
- A duly completed “UNDP internship application form” at the following link http://www.undp.org/content/dam/kyrgyzstan/docs/HR/kgz_UNDP_internship_application_form.pdf;
- A copy of the most recent resume or curriculum vitae;
- A letter from the university confirming current enrollment and graduation date or copy of diploma;
- A copy of academic transcript or academic record book;
- A recommendation letter from the university if available
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
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.