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The purpose of UNDP’s internship programme is to:
· Provide a framework by which post-graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UNDP offices, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments;
· Expose them to an international environment;
· Expose them to the work of UNDP with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of UNDP’s goals, principles and activities;
· Provide them with hands-on experience in specific areas and projects based on their academic background, and
· Provide the UNDP office and projects with the assistance of qualified post-graduate students specialized in various professional fields.
UNDP Armenia Country Office accepts interns provided the following conditions are met:
(a) Are enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (master’s programme or higher);
(b) Are enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (bachelor’s degree or equivalent);
(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;
(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertak the internship as part of this programe.
(e) Demonstrate ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Duration of Internship Assignments
Internship assignments vary in length according to the academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments normally last a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months. An internship may last up to 9 months if the intern can demonstrate that it will award them an educational credit for a course.
Internship assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis.
Interns may be given a stipend determined for each duty station, based on the stipend rates approved by UNDP HQ.
The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.
Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend.
No other payments of any kind will be made to an intern by the office in connection with an internship agreement.
Interns will accrue leave at the rate of 1 ½ days per month. Any accrued leave days not used by the end of the internship will be forfeited. Any unjustified absences during the internship period exceeding a total of nine days, will be deducted from the monthly stipend.
Interns will be assigned to an operational or programme unit of the UNDP country office or to a development project, according to the specific Terms of Reference of the required profile.
Independently of the length of internship and the unit where internship will pass, all interns will undergo a series of “discovery” briefings and trainings, including with the UNDP Resident Representative, Deputy Resident Representative, Operations Manager, heads of operation units, programme analysts, communications analyst.
At the end of internship, a certificate will be issued to all interns who successfully completed the internship, based on an assessment by the head of the unit where they worked and a short interview with the office senior management.
UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship.
Applicants for internship who are not Armenian citizens must show proof of valid medical and life/accident insurance valid for Armenia, which must include adequate coverage in the event of an injury or illness during the internship.
The purpose of internship 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.
Interns cannot apply for posts during the period of internship.