Full-Time Asia-focused Internship for Qualified Individuals in the UNDP-UNCDF Digital Finance Internship Program 2020

Expand the horizon of your experiences and knowledge and apply for the UNDP-UNCDF Digital Finance Internships 2020 for a chance to have direct involvement in digital finance, impact investment, and to learn from experts in the industry.

With a focus on the Least Developed Countries in Asia, selected candidates in the UNDP-UNCDF program 2020 are tasked with impactful responsibilities, provided access to a network of several initiatives run by the UNCDF, and engaged in a community of exceptional people focused on addressing and resolving challenges in the developing world. 

Application Deadline: December 31, 2020


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Interns in the UNDP-UNCDF Digital Finance Internship Program 2020 will receive: 

  • An opportunity to engage in digital finance and impact investment 
  • Access to practical experiences and education 
  • Access to experts in the field.


Applicants to the internship program must at the time of application, 

  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree, equivalent, or higher)


    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in the field of Finance/Economics/Business Administration/Development studies and similar discipline from a reputed Institution 


    • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  • Be Proficient in oral and written English 

Fluency in Hindi or Mandarin Chinese or other languages in the Asian region will be considered a distinct advantage.


Applicants for the UNDP-UNCDF Digital Finance Internship Program are required to 

  • Have demonstrated interest in topics related to socioeconomic development
  • Have excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and administrative skills
  • Be able to take initiative and work independently
  • Have proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks
  • Have excellent computer capabilities (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Data programs).

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities required of selected Digital Finance interns in the program under the supervision of the UNCDF Technical Specialist(s) –are listed in the foregoing: 

  • Support in researching and developing summaries on key issues like food security and climate change, gig economy workers, health, digital stack, education, jobs and skills, other related topics under SDGs and where Digital and Finance could play a key role
  • Develop brief summaries as well as help to develop information sheets that summarize key research findings on specific technologies and /or their applications to development issues. These technologies will include those core to digital finance (mobile, payments, fintech) and those which support them (big data, artificial intelligence, internet of things, distributed ledger)
  • Identify and review research, publications and news related to how the digitization of finance is being applied to achieve the SDGs
  • Work on areas related to impact investment, research and assist with developing reports that contribute to different agenda of UNCDF
  • Data Analytics that includes working with a team on bigdata engagement, analyzing trends, assist the team with documenting the same
  • Communication support that includes social media engagement, through UNCDF community of practice platform and engaging with the members on the topic related to a digital economy
  • Work on developing infographics, production of video blogs, pictures repository, etc.
  • With UNCDF staff, participate in calls with industry leaders to take notes which will help provide up to date perspectives on the current applications of digital finance to the SDGs are progressing, the key barriers and risks, as well as the opportunities going forward
  • Be assigned to assist identified leaders to conduct and conclude their own research
  • To the extent convenient and possible, help prepare for participating in, and help document virtual or in-person convenings on the topic working with the assigned UNCDF leader
  • Assist in other organizational efforts related to the outreach to stakeholders
  • And carry out other tasks as requested.

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Application Instructions

 Interested Candidates can apply at any time indicating the timeframe of their availability in the internship form. 

  • Click here to apply
  • A confirmation email from the UNDP Office of Human Resources will be sent to you.

About the UNDP-UNCDF Digital Finance Internship Program

UNCDF manages several initiatives related to digital financial services to address the most pressing challenges in the developing world.

At a critical time for the world, UNDP seeks to use this period as a huge opportunity to promote the global sustainable development agenda.

The initiative promotes the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities, the poorest, and most vulnerable.

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. 

In the essence of training competent and viable future leaders, the UNDP-UNCDF Digital Finance Internships offers a unique opportunity to qualified individuals to engage in digital finance and impact investment. 

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Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for applying for the UNDP-UNCDF Digital Finance Internship Program is December 31, 2020

Only candidates selected for interviews /further assessment by hiring managers will be contacted on ongoing basis.

The internship program will be focused on multiple locations in Asia

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