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Internship Opportunity at UNDP, India: Apply by Dec 16


The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) along with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), the Government of India invites applications for an internship opportunity under the project “Securing Livelihoods in the Himalayas.”
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India along with UNDP is implementing a GEF funded project: SECURE Himalaya (Securing livelihoods, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of high range Himalayan ecosystems) in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Union Territory of Ladakh.

Duties & Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Head, NRM and Biodiversity and SPO Uttarakhand, the intern will perform the following tasks:

  • Review the baseline energy audit report prepared by the consulting agency, with a view to validate the information therein.
  • Guide the community mobilizer to verify the beneficiaries list prepared by the agency.
  • Finalize the identified solutions in consultation with the state govt, district administration, and other experts.
  • To conceptualize and prepare a plan for demonstrating an energy-efficient village.
  • Prepare a plan for Govt. Facilities established in National parks to make them energy efficient and operational round the year in snowbound areas.
  • Study the relevant Govt. schemes and develop the strategy for convergence-based implementation plan in landscapes on renewable and alternate energy.
  • Assist in developing 2 proposals to be submitted under the National adaptation fund for climate change.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the UNDP internship program must at the time of application meet the following requirement:

  1. Candidate must be pursuing bachelor’s in environmental sciences/ Engineering or any other related field
  2. Good understanding of matters related to Hydrology.
  3. The candidate must have completed at least 2 years of the degree.
  4. Experience in research and analysis
  5. Working knowledge of FTIR analysis and tools
  6. Good command in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as handling web-based application
  7. Knowledge of tools like AutoCAD & MATLAB will be an asset.
  8. Fluency in English.
  9. Strong sense of collaborative work, excellent communication, and interpersonal skills;
  10. Keen attention to detail;
  11. Is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda;
  12. Supports and acts in accordance with a final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

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Working Arrangements
  • Interns will be given a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or program, such as a university, government foundation, or scholarship program. A stipend intended to help cover basic daily expenses related to the internship, such as meals and transportation at the duty station. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.
  • Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship. Interns must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan.
  • Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programs.
  • 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, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship.
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
  • The purpose of the 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.  The intern will be evaluated at the end of the internship.
How to Apply?

To download the internship application form, click here.
The completed “Internship Intern Form” should be completed along with a current and detailed Resume. Please group the above two documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload the documents. To apply, click here.
Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection: :

  1. An official letter from the University confirming enrollment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree program;
  2. Proof of medical and life/ accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out.
  3. Selected interns must have medical and life insurance.
  4. Kindly note, UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.

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