Internship Programme

UNDP India offers internships every year to Indian and foreign students. Internships are offered twice every year– in March and in October. To ensure that interns have a valuable experience during their time at UNDP India, we only offer limited internships. All applications are reviewed by an internal committee. 

Objectives of UNDP India Internship Programme are

  • To provide a framework to students by which their educational experience is enhanced through practical work assignments
  • To expose them to an international environment
  • To expose them to the work of the organization with the objective of deepening their knowledge and understanding of UNDP’s goals, principles and activities
  • To provide UNDP India office with the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields


  • Enrolled in a Master's or Ph.D. level programme in a graduate school/university
  • Able to obtain necessary visas and arrange travel to New Delhi, India
  • Able to cover the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenses in New Delhi
  • Fluent in English
  • Medically insured 

Points to Remember

  • Cost: United Nations’ interns are not paid. All internships are non-remunerative. All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions
  • Visa: You will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas
  • Travel: You will arrange and finance your travel to the duty station (New Delhi).Any official travel out of the duty station is not permissible
  • Medical insurance: You will be responsible for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship, and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage
  • Confidentiality: You must be discreet and keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship, and may not publish any documents based on such information

Documents Required

  • Curriculum Vitae with contact details of two referees
  • UNDP Internship Application Form
  • UNDP Internship Agreement Form
  • Proof of Medical and Life Insurance
  • Valid passport and Visa (not applicable to Indian nationals and persons of Indian origin)
  • Proof of sustenance for the duration of internship


Six weeks to six months depending on the terms of reference

To Apply

Click here to download the Application Form

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