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IT Intern


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kigali
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: Closed



UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do. 

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:


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  1. To be involved in the deployment of new access points and switches to enhance the internet accessibility in the compound.
  2. To work with the ICT team to comply with requirements from our sister agencies, especially joining new computers on intunes and MS Azure.
  3.  To work with ICT team in developing digital tools for the office, to go for paperless by developing stationaries stock management.  


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  1. To ensure and update the inventory of all office assets including IT equipment, office furniture in each office.
  2. To update and produce the list of the office equipment by specifying Brand, model, and serial number and make sure that staff signed the list of equipment in their office respectively. 
  3. To update and record all assets in the newly developed software application and make sure the new tags printing system and fix the tags on each office. 
  4. To carry out all other tasks requested by the supervisor.


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  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.



  Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  •  Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;
  •  Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  •  Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities; 
  •  Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Required Skills and Experience

  • currently in the final year of a Bachelor’s degree; or
  • currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or
  • have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools;
  • Hardware and software troubleshooting skills
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively under pressure in a team and in a multicultural environment. 
  • A proactive approach to operational challenges in the ICT environment

Language skills:

  • English or French  required;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.


  • UNDP will provide a stipend amount monthly in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship Policy. All expenses connected with the internship (except costs associated with site visits outside of duty station, as described above) will be borne by the Intern or her/his sponsoring entity.
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.
  • Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed.
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship.
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan such as mutuele de sante and others.
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.
  • Interns are expected to work full time, but flexibility is allowed for education programmes.
  • Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc.


Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 

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