• Added Date: Monday, 22 May 2023
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 09 June 2023
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UNDP works in around 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China is the China country office of the United Nations Development Programme โ€“ the global development network of the United Nations. UNDP has been working in China over the past 40 years, partnering to advance various phases of Chinaโ€™s development. We provide development advisory services and implement projects through innovation and applying our international experience and network in three pillars: supporting Chinaโ€™s transformation to a low-carbon economy so that more people enjoy a cleaner, healthier environment; facilitating Chinaโ€™s shift to using the SDGs as a standard for its inclusive development, economic decisions and investments, and supporting Chinaโ€™s international cooperation and south-south engagement for SDG attainment.

The internship will be within the UNDP-China Team for the South-South Team of Global Partnership Cluster, which specifically focuses on engaging with China in its cooperation with countries and partners outside of China. Over the past decades, China has been increasingly engaging in international development and cooperating as part of China's wider approach to South-South cooperation - increasingly, this cooperation also involves multilateral development agencies. Here, UNDP has been at the forefront since signing a MoU with China in 2010 to expand the on-going domestic engagement of UNDP in China to also increasingly work together with Chinese institutions as part of China's global engagement. As a result, there are growing interest among general public, research institutes, and media outlets to better understand and get involved in issues related Chinaโ€™s development cooperation, including the role of multilateral organizations in development.

The South-South Team of Global Partnership Cluster of UNDP China office is hiring an intern to provide programme support to both Global Development and South-South Cooperation Fund (GDF) project and National Implementing Management (NIM) programmes/projects and work in close liaison with other teams within the UNDP China office, with international and local partners.

Duties and Responsibilities
Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

IT skills:

Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;Skills with PhotoShop or other design/video software would be an advantage.


Please submit your application with below documents in one PDF. For people who apply from UNDP Jobs, please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading.

a) CV and letter of motivation

b) Copy of school transcript

c) Indicate if you will be financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, and the financial amount.

*Candidate who didnโ€™t submit required documentation will not be further considered.


Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan and medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. Any cost arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.The stipend will be paid monthly. Interns will have 1.5 days of leave per month.Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Cost and arrangement for travel, visas, passports, accommodations 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.Interns must not apply for or be appointed to a position that should be encumbered by a staff number during the period of their internship. Interns are expected to fulfil the terms of their internships. Therefore, the internship must not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position.Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.

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