Programme Management Intern

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United Nations Office for Project Services




Functional Responsibilities

To achieve its goals and support the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM), UNOPS is looking for a Programme Management Intern. The UNOPS Supply Chain Management team provides process expertise and project management support in areas of Learning and Development among others. The interns will work as full members of our team, pursue projects that are designed to make a significant difference in OSCM, and have opportunities to learn about the United Nations overall. The intern will:

  • Support ongoing learning and development activities for OSCM personnel.
  • Participate in outreach activities to client entities on professional certifications and mandatory training.
  • Research and compile information on training relevant to OSCM colleagues.
  • Construct monthly learning and development updates and edit Share Point site.
  • Contribute to assessing training needs and developing learning and developing activities.
  • Contribute to evaluating and assessing impact of learning and development activities.
  • Provide project management support to Learning and Development initiatives at OSCM and DOS level.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

In coordination with the UN Programme Office, the Programme Management Intern will assist in administration and reporting of programme deliverables and assure the timely deliverables of the agreed outputs. The Programme Management Intern is expected to exercise flexibility in the internship regarding the potential of dynamically adapting working arrangements so that outputs can be delivered.

  • The intern will work on the assignment full time. 
  • This position is based in New York, USA.
  • Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one-time travel lumpsum. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Applicants must be enrolled in a university programme such as Bachelor, Masters or Ph.D. (or the equivalent) or have graduated from such studies within three (3) years prior to the application date of the internship.
  • To be eligible for this particular internship, the candidate must preferably have studied or be studying towards a university degree in related discipline.


  • Interest in project management, training activities, curriculum planning is desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team is a strong advantage.
  • Use of key business tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) is desirable.
  • Organizational and coordination skills are an asset.


  • Fluency in English (write, read, speak) is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • While no professional experience is required for an internship, experience in the field of technology and basic administration is an asset.




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