Internship programme

The Internship offers a small group of outstanding graduate‑level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP's work. It is designed to complement development‑oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical co-operation.

Given the focus of Cambodian Country Office, UNDP gives priority to the following areas:

  • Communications & design;
  • Research (support to policy research);
  • IT programing;
  • Business process improvement.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for UNDP internship programme, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (secondary university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship. If a candidate is graduating before the internship period begins, he/she is no longer eligible.
  • Have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages.
  • Be proficiency in English writing and speaking.
  • Be a computer literate in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrate keen interest in the work of UN and UNDP particularly.

Length of service

Internship assignment is full-time and varies in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. However, they will normally last no less than six weeks and no more than three months.

Internship Entitlement

  • Office support: Interns will be provided with basic support necessary for performing the assigned tasks such as a desktop computer and an office space. Interns' person laptop computer (if bought to the office) will not be allowed to connect to UNDP network for security reason.
  • Interns’ expenses: Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP. All costs connected with an intern's participation in the programme must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc. UNDP Cambodia is willing to facilitate and pay for the visa if required and not otherwise covered.

***The purpose of the internship programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern's studies.

When and how to apply?

There are two intern intakes per calendar year for both local and international intern applications. The first intake is in February and the second intake is in July for which the recruitment campaign is launched in May and December respectively.

Interested applicants are invited to submit his/her resent curriculum vitae, cover letter and a duly completed UNDP internship application form by highlighting the areas that he/she would like to apply to or #53, Pasteur Street, Boeng Keng Kang I, P.O. Box 877, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Useful links
Intership application form


Apply for internship


Contact UNDP in Cambodia
General Inquiries

Phone: +855-23-216167 / 217193


Fax: +855-23-216257 / 721042


Address: #53, Pasteur Street, Boeung Keng Kang I, 
P.O. Box 877, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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