Administrative Intern

United Nations Development Programme




Internships offer outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire working experience with UN Agencies. The internship programme provides a knowledge and understanding of UN goals, principles and activities. It complements development-oriented studies with hands-on experience in the areas of democratic governance, human rights, recovery and peacebuilding, and sustainable development.

Mode of Performance:  This is a remote (home-based) internship.


The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the leading UN entity on human rights. OHCHR has a unique mandate to promote and protect all human rights for all people. It also plays a crucial role in safeguarding the integrity of the three interconnected pillars of the United Nations – peace and security, human rights, and development.

This internship assignment is situated within the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU). HRMMU monitors, documents, reports, and advocates on the human rights and IHL situation throughout the Ukraine, including in Crimea and other areas of the country that are or have been under the occupation of the Russian Federation. The overall objective is to strengthen the protection of human rights of men, women, girls and boys  in the context of the armed  conflict in Ukraine, with a major focus on protection of civilians in armed conflict, including civilian casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure; grave IHL and IHRL violations, such as summary executions, enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment, conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV), rights of prisoners of war (POWs); rights of protected persons in occupied territory; harm caused by conduct to hostilities to social, economic and cultural rights, including remedy and reparation to victims of human rights violations; fair trials in conflict-related cases, and impact of the war on civic space.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Programme and Operations, and the direct supervision of the Administrative and HR Officer in the assigned area of Administration, the Intern will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide comprehensive administrative support to ensure the smooth functioning of the office, including the preparation and processing of administrative requests/documents;
  • Provide support to asset management tasks.
  • Use standard MS Office processing software to produce routine correspondence, reports, tables, charts, graphs, etc., in accordance with institutional standards;
  • Support various actions related to the office’s human resource and procurement activities, according to applicable UN rules and procedures;
  • Organize and manage files, databases, data-sharing platforms, and perform standard data entry and extraction functions;
  • Assist in organizing events and meetings;
  • Contribute to the development of relevant SOPs, plans and guidelines;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience

Intern shall be selected on a competitive basis. The following minimum qualifications are required:

  • Applicants must at time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (Bachelor’s Degree), or
  • be enrolled in a graduate degree programme (Master’s Degree or higher), or
  • 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;
  • be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship programme and undertake the internship as part of this programme.
  • Fluency in English and Ukrainian.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office applications).
  • Excellent interactive and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.






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