Applications are invited for UNDP Roma Inclusion Internship 2018 in Turkey. UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub is implementing sub-regional project “Regional Roma Survey” in six Western Balkan countries and territory (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo (1)) and Turkey. The overall project objective is to narrow the gap in multi-dimensional poverty and access to socio-economic rights between marginalized Roma and non-Roma Populations in Western Balkans and Turkey by 2020, by contributing to fact-based decision making and to more informed and focused policy debate on Roma inclusion.

Host Country:

  • Turkey

Host Organisation:

  • UNDP

Internship Location:

  • Istanbul, TURKEY

Internship Duration:

  • Three (3) Months

Internship Dates:

  • Estimated 19 February 2018 – 18 May 2018

Financial Issues:

  • Internships within the UN system are unpaid and subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with prior to signing his/her internship agreement.
  • The costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation etc

Internee Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the Sustainable Development Team Leader, and with a day-to-day guidance from the Employment and Social Inclusion consultant, the intern will have the following tasks in UNDP Roma Inclusion Internship:

  • Research relevant projects, knowledge products and resource materials, and drafting/consolidating documents/briefs for the team in relation to Roma inclusion;
  • Assist the team in developing communication materials for the Regional Roma Survey project, including support to preparation of policy notes and infographics;
  • Write articles, blogs for newsletters, UNDP website, and web-based platforms on topics of Roma inclusion;
  • Assist the team in the preparations (both substantive and logistics) for the thematic events;
  • Assist the team in organising a virtual library for Regional Roma Survey project;
  • Any other related tasks that are deemed necessary and appropriate to support the project work.

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Applicants to the UNDP Roma Inclusion Internship must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) in a relevant discipline (Social Policy, Political Science, Law, other Social Sciences or other relevant field) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;


  • Understanding of specifics of the international organizations, particularly UN/UNDP and its tasks and mandate, sharing UNDP’s goals;
  • Experience with handling of web based management systems, web administration, data analysis and social innovation tools is an advantage;

Language skills:

  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English;
  • Knowledge of languages spoken in Western Balkans is an asset

Required Documents:
Selected candidate must submit following documents:

  • Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a 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.

How to Apply:
Candidates are encouraged to submit the application electronically along with an uploaded resume
Application Deadline:

  • 25th Jan, 2018

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.

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