Vacancy for Roma Inclusion Intern in Istanbul, Turkey

Title: Roma Inclusion intern (UNDP)

Deadline: 25 January 2018

Open to: students and recent graduates

Dates/duration: February 19 – May 18, 2018 (3 months)

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Costs: internship is unpaid,  eligible under Erasmus+

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UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC). The Regional Centre is in charge for regional programme implementation. Through its regional programme, the IRH provides advisory support and knowledge management and innovation services to UNDP Country Offices in 22 countries and territories in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, including those in Central Asia.

UNDP IRH is looking for a knowledgeable and dedicated intern to join the Sustainable Development Team for support in the area of Roma inclusion.


Duties and Responsibilities of the intern

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:

  • 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.



Applicants to the UNDP internship programme 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;


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

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