Internship - People Strategy Intern, Division for Human Resources

  • Level: Internships / fellowships
  • Contract Type: Internship
  • Closing date: 31 Jan 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Remote or Headquarters New York

Location: Remote or UNFPA, 605 3rd Ave., New York, NY, 10158

Full/Part-time: Full-time (Approximately 40 hours per week)

Duration: 6 months (Approximately March 1, 2022 to September 1, 2022)


About UNFPA and How You Can Make a Difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands choices and possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. UNFPA’s new Strategic Plan (2022-2025) focuses on three main transformative results across the globe: (1) to end preventable maternal deaths; (2) to end unmet need for family planning; and (3) to end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

UNFPA is seeking 12+ strong interns that transform, inspire, and deliver high-impact and sustainable results. We need interns who are exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

The Position:

Under the direct supervision of UNFPA staff members in the Division for Human Resources, the 12+ interns will support their team in one (or more) of the following areas:

Diversity & Inclusion

HR Business Partnering

HR Communications & Outreach

HR Data & Analytics

HR Knowledge Management

HR Operations & People Strategy

HR Policy

Leadership Development

Learning & Development

Organizational Design & Performance

Talent Management & Career Development

Staff Well-Being

The interns and their respective  supervisors will agree upon an actionable work plan that clearly delineates the learning opportunities and achievements to be made during the duration of the internship. Periodic meetings will lead to a beneficial environment for the interns to enhance their skills and knowledge in areas related to UNFPA’s overarching mandates, the Division for Human Resources, and the new People Strategy.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions (which may change), the interns may partly or fully work from home, working collaboratively with their supervisors by email, Google Workspace, and Zoom.


Fluency in English (in reading, writing, speaking, and listening) is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset e.g. French, Spanish.

Applicants to UNFPA’s internship programme must meet the following requirements at the time of their application:

A.      Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a Master’s programme or higher);

B.      Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as a 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 their graduation;

D.     Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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