UNDP provides internship opportunities to students (those completing a Master’s or in the last year of their Bachelor’s) and to recent graduates (up to one year post-graduation) who exhibit an interest in the field of development and who share our vision. These practical experiences, whether in UNDP country offices, regional hubs or headquarters in New York, provide a taste of UNDP’s work and community. 

UNDP internships may last up to six months. Exceptionally, internships may last nine months when they are being completed for academic credit. They may be completed in-person or remote, as detailed in the vacancy announcement. Interns receive a monthly stipend that varies depending on country of assignment.  

All of our internships are advertised on the UNDP Job Page. If your application is found to be of interest, you will be invited for an interview by the hiring UNDP office. 



UNDP provides fellowship assignments to students, recent graduates and mid-career professionals from diverse backgrounds. They may be funded either by UNDP or by a partner institution that has engaged in an agreement with UNDP. Those selected as UNDP fellows are given the chance to experience the day-to-day work of international development within the UN for up to 12 months. Fellows receive a monthly stipend that varies depending on the country of assignment. 

Please check the UNDP Fellowship Policy for more information.