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Internship Opportunity with UNDP’s Human Development Report Office

Join UNDP in advancing human development! We’re offering a dynamic internship opportunity with the Human Development Report Office (HDRO), contributing to global change and development.

Background: HDRO’s mission is to advance human development by expanding opportunities, choice, and freedom. Interns play a crucial role in this mission, supporting young scholars’ professional development and enhancing analytical and statistical skills.

Duties and Responsibilities: As an intern, you will work closely with senior HDRO staff on the preparation of Human Development Reports and related products. Key responsibilities include:

  • Quantitative and qualitative background research
  • Literature reviews and short research notes
  • Review and verification of statistical materials
  • Analysis and presentation of human development statistics
  • Data source identification and dataset preparation
  • Fact-checking and proofreading
  • Development of high-impact communications materials


  • Proven research and writing skills
  • Familiarity with human development concepts
  • Team-work orientation and cultural sensitivity
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to learning
  • Knowledge of UNDP vision, mission, and values

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s or Ph.D. Program
  • Previous experience in research, policy development, or communication for development
  • Familiarity with the Human Development concept is an asset
  • Experience with Excel, Stata, R, and Python is an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; competency in other UN languages is an asset

Working Arrangements:

  • Interns may receive a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy
  • Full-time work is expected, with flexibility for education programs
  • Interns are responsible for medical insurance, visas, and travel arrangements
  • The internship does not lead to further employment with UNDP
  • Interns will be evaluated at the end of the contract
  • Interns must provide their own laptop

Location: Home-based

Type of Contract: Internship

Starting Date: 16-Jan-2024

Application Deadline: 27-Dec-23 (Midnight New York, USA)

Post Level: Intern

Languages Required: English

Apply now:

UNDP is committed to diversity, and we encourage individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities to apply. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.