Intern-Gender Equality

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Gender Equality and Leaving No One Behind are central to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP is in the unique position of working across all 17 SDG commitments and galvanising action to achieve gender equality. Through its various initiatives, it focusses on systems, root causes and connections between challenges to build solutions that respond to people’s daily realities, including the varying needs of women and men in their diversities. Gender equality is a key strategic priority outlined in the Strategic Plan of UNDP for 2025 with Gender Equality outlined as one amongst the 6 signature solutions for catalysing change. Gender Equality is one amongst the 6 signature solutions advocated for fostering 3 critical directions of Change: Structural Transformation; Leaving No One Behind and Building Resilience.

Mainstreaming gender within the Country programme portfolio of UNDP is a key requirement which necessitates application of corporate tools of UNDP and reporting of gender-based results. In addition, the CO is in the process of developing a gender strategy in line with the UNDP Corporate Gender Strategy and ensuring its implementation by working with different portfolios and teams.

The Country Office is also implementing the Gender Seal which is part of UNDP’s global brand that acts as a guarantee of UNDP’s commitment, expertise and effectiveness in protecting and advancing women's rights and gender equality. It

is UNDP’s flagship initiative to build capacities and support transformational gender equality results within Country Offices.

The intern-Gender Equality will support processes for gender mainstreaming and Gender Seal currently being implemented by working closely with the Gender Officer and the Gender Focal Team

Duties and Responsibilities

Prime responsibilities of the intern including reporting lines.

  • Support the Gender Officer in coordinating the implementation, monitoring and progress review of CO Gender Equality Strategy and Action Plan collectively as the Gender Focal Team (GFT)
  • Support the Gender Focal Team in implementing the recommendations of the Gender Seal, an accreditation process that the Country Office has undertaken by providing coordination and administrative support
  • Support the GFT and the Gender Officer to organize, document and follow up on actions for the GFT including evidence and knowledge curation to support the Gender Seal requirements
  • Undertake desk reviews to support preparation of documents; develop first drafts for finalization including development of online survey tools
  • Support the Gender Focal Team in organizing capacity building sessions on gender and gender mainstreaming for the Country Office
  • Support the UNDP Taskforce on Protection from Sexual Exploitation; Abuse and Harassment; (PSEAH) to meet regularly; maintain minutes and provide support to meet its deliverables and mandate

Based in UNDP Country Office, Delhi



  • Experience in conducting desk reviews; development of tools using online applications and analysis of data
  • Ability to develop succinct documents including first drafts of technical briefs; power points and reports
  • Digital skills to design communication products
  • Good organizing skills to convene meetings; workshops and maintain record of meetings
  • Good command in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) as well as handling web-based applications like google form; kobo etc


  • Strong sense of collaborative work, good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Keen attention to details.
  • Good analytical and research skills
  • Willing to learn from others and ability to work with teams

Champions gender equality and diversity in everyday practices

Fluency in English and Hindi

Required Skills and Experience

University Degree must be in Humanities in fields like gender studies; sociology or political science from a recognised University.

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(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 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 graduation;

(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.



The completed “Internship Intern Form” available on the UNDP India website at Internship Intern Form (available at: Jobs/Internships | UNDP in India) should be completed along with a current and detailed Resume.

Please group the above two documents into one (1) single PDF document and upload document.

Candidates who are selected must submit the following documents, upon selection: :

Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in their undergraduate or graduate-level degree programme;

Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.

Working arrangements:

Interns may be given a stipend according to UNDP Internship Policy, if it is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government foundation or scholarship programme. 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 health insurance plan.

Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.

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.

IMPORTANT: Family relationships are required to be disclosed in order to avoid real or perceived family influence or conflict of interest, within UNDP. If the candidate/ hiring manager has not disclosed that he/she was related to an individual employed by UNDP in whatever contractual modality and irrespective of the nature of the family relationship, this may constitute a basis for withdrawing the offer of internship or, if the internship has started, to terminate it without notice or indemnity.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate Sexual Exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination.

All selected candidates will be required to undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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