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UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners Internship Program of UNDP Sri Lanka The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office in Sri Lanka
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  202-204, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka ã P.O. Box 1505 ã Cable:UNDEVPRO COLOMBOTelephone: 94 (11) 2580691-8 ã Fax: 94 (11) 2581116 ã Internet: fo.lka@undp.org UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners  Internship Program of UNDP Sri Lanka The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office in Sri Lanka,offers internships for young students to  provide a framework by which students from diverse academicbackgrounds may be assigned to UNDP offices, where their educationalexperience can be enhanced through practical work assignments;  exposes them to an international environment;  exposes them to the work of the organization with the objective of developing their knowledge and understanding of UNDP’s goals, principles and activities; and  Develop bright young talent for future leadership rolesUNDP Country Office offers internship assignments for six (06) students per year.  United Nation Development Programme, Sri Lanka 2 Terms of ReferenceEligibility  Interns will be selected on a competitive basis according to the following criteria;  Applicants should be undergraduates in their final year or enrolled in apost-graduate degree program in a recognized university.  Be proficient in English & computer literate  Ability to successfully interact with individuals in a multi-culturalenvironment.  Respect for t he principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP’s Statement of Purpose. Tasks Typical tasks will include conducting research, writing documents, cataloguinginformation, assisting in the organization of conferences, forums or othercollaborative events. A specific job description detailing the tasks to be performedwill be given upon accepting the internship assignment. Responsibilities    The intern shall observe all applicable rules and regulations of theorganization.  Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate UNDP official, the internshall not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person,government or any other external source, any information made known tohim/her by reason of his/her association with UNDP.  On completion of the internship assignment, the intern should submit adetailed report on his/her learning to the unit chief, on the project assignedby UNDP, preferably along with a presentation.  International applicants are permitted to engage in an internship contractonly on a regular working visa according to the immigration laws of SriLanka. They cannot work on a tourist visa . Applicants should therefore,not make travel arrangements until this visa is obtained in consultation withthe UNDP Country Office, Sri Lanka. Duration  The minimum duration will be six weeks and the maximum six months.If an intern can prove that a nine-month internship will grant him/her aneducational credit for one full school year, the internship may be exceptionallygranted for a maximum total duration of nine months.  United Nation Development Programme, Sri Lanka 3 Status  Interns are considered gratis personnel. They are not staff members. The purpose of the internship program is to complement an intern’s studies. There should be no expectation of employment at the end of the internship. Internscannot apply for vacant posts at UNDP, during the period of an internship. Intern’s Expenses  The period of internship will not be remunerated.The intern will make his/her own arrangements for travel, visas, accommodationetc. Insurance  UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costsarising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants forinternship must show proof of medical insurance coverage valid for the dutystation for which they will work. General Conditions for Sri Lanka Interns will only work in Security Phase I areas in Sri Lanka. They should nottravel to hazardous locations in the course of their internship with UNDP.Interns will be supervised by local or international staff holding Fixed TermAppointments.  United Nation Development Programme, Sri Lanka 4 How to Apply UNDP Offers internships in the following areas: Select a Preference Areas  GovernancePeace and RecoveryEnergy & EnvironmentPoverty & MDG (Millennium Development Goal)Operations  – Finance, Procurement, HR & ITApplicants must complete the attached Application for UNDP Internship Program,indicating their area of interest and preferable period, and send it together with thecurriculum vitae and a letter from his/her university confirming current enrollmentand graduation date, to the following email addressed;E-mail  –  internapp.lk@undp.org  Scroll down to view Internship Application Form
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