Environment and natural resources management Intern

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Rwanda 🇷🇼


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 to sustain development results.

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, environment and natural resource management, climate change and disaster risk management. 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.

The Sustainable Growth Unit at UNDP Rwanda Office has a large portfolio which supports the Government of Rwanda to achieve its objectives in different fields including environment and natural resources management, climate change both adaptation and mitigation, green economy transformation and disaster risk management. Embedded in this unit and with the help of our team, the intern will increase knowledge, skills and get working experience in the above-mentioned fields. The intern’s contribution will focus on the on-going works in environment and natural resources management, climate change, NDC implementation and disaster risk management while promoting gender and social inclusion through empowerment of gender, youth, the most vulnerable groups, and persons with disabilities.UNDP Rwanda Office is seeking a graduate student with an interest in natural resources and environment management issues to learn and assist in the implementation of the UNDP environment management Programme. This post will give the intern the opportunity to assist in support programme management, coordination, resource mobilization and monitoring and evaluation of the UNDP natural resources and environment Programme. The specific internship duties, listed below, includes project management, support in monitoring and evaluation, communication as well as support in identifying resource mobilization opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the NDC Programme Coordinator, the intern will:

  • Support the daily implementation of UNDP environment management through project management support 
  • Support the Monitoring and evaluation of UNDP environment management activities including data collection, analysis and reporting, organization of field visits, etc.  
  • Support the production of communication materials including articles, brochures, infographics, writing engaging posts and ensuring regular updates on social media and support with production of other content for social media
  • Prepare drafts of relevant background documents for programmes, such as terms of references, concept notes, briefings, etc.
  • Support the organization and preparation of meetings and events planned by UNDP Rwanda
  • Support with the identification of resource mobilization and partnership opportunities

% of time: 100


  • 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

Required Skills and Experience


Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:

  • Currently in the final year of a bachelor’s degree (with a proof that He/she is waiting for the graduation); or
  • Have graduated with a first university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Have graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies.

Field of study: Environment management, climate change, Natural Resources Management, Development studies or other similar subjects.

IT skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft tools (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
  • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, and other graphic design production tools is an asset.

Language skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;
  • Kinyarwanda and French an asset
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.


  • UNDP internships are not remunerated. All expenses connected with the internship 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;
  • 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.




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