UCAN/UNDP Internship Program
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
The University of Saskatchewan (UofS) has up to twenty potential United Nations Development Program (UNDP) internships available through the UCAN-UNDP Partnership.
- Enrolled in a graduate program OR, enrolled in the College of Law, at the time of applications and for the full duration of the internship;
- Proficiency in English with strong writing skills, and
- Demonstrated proficiency in at least one second language. Unless otherwise specified, French or Spanish. Working ability in Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian or others would be beneficial;
- Computer literate in standard software applications;
- Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular;
- Able and willing to make the four month internship commitment between May - September 2012.
- In good academic standing; students wishing to access the CGSR scholarships for this program require a GPA of 80%.
- Europe (Tajikistan, Croatia, Montenegro, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Bratislava)
- Asia (Thailand, India, China, Bangladesh, Laos)
- Arab States (Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Somalia)
- Africa (Madagascar, Botswana, Namibia)
- Latin America (Bolivia, Peru) – Spanish required
Timing & Deadlines
- The internship placements are from 1 May 2013 to 31 August 2013;
- Deadline for applications is Midnight, Wednesday, December 12, 2012;
- All applications will be reviewed and a short list of candidates will be identified by January 11, 2013;
- Final selection of interns will be completed by February 1, 2013;
- Orientation and study-abroad information sessions will take place in February and March, 2013.
- The UNDP does not provide financial support for interns. Actual costs vary depending on the location of the internship, but estimated costs for airfare, accommodation and living expenses, and insurance is between $6,000 to $8,000 per student.
- Graduate students who are selected will be eligible for a one-time travel grant of $1,000, and, a scholarship of $1,000/month for a maximum of four months.
- Students enrolled in Law are eligible for funding from the College of Law. Please contact Dr. Norman Zlotkin at email@example.com.
Application Requirements & Process
- Cover page: use template
- A statement of interest (letter), no more than two pages, stating: why are you are interested in this opportunity; how it relates to your graduate area of study or research; what you feel you can contribute to the project; what you hope to gain from this experience.
- Your curriculum vitae, no more than two pages, which must include language proficiency, as well as any previous experience that may be related.
- Before writing your cover letter, you should review the LEP report available at: http://www.undp.org/legalempowerment/report/index.html
- Electronic applications only, submitted to the College of Graduate Studies and Research, at firstname.lastname@example.org; subject line must indicate “UNDP Application”
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