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Intern – Investigations Section (3 internship posts): New York or Home Based At UNDP Investigations Section of OAI

Intern – Investigations Section (3 internship posts): New York or Home Based At UNDP Investigations Section of OAI

LOCATIONNew York or Home Based
CAREER CATEGORYAudit & Investigations
SALARYNot Specified
DURATION6 months
DEADLINE23 February 2024

Intern – Investigations Section (3 internship posts): New York or Home Based At UNDP Investigations Section of OAI


The Investigations Section of the Office of Audit and Investigations (OAI) is seeking to recruit three (3) interns for a period of six months, beginning around1 May 2024.

The Investigations Section of OAI is responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of misconduct, such as fraud, corruption, retaliation on whistleblowers, workplace harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority, violation or willful disregard of UNDP regulations, rules, and administrative instructions, which involve UNDP staff and other personnel. The Investigations Section also investigates allegations of fraud and other financial irregularities committed by contractors, implementing partners and other third parties deemed detrimental to UNDP.

OAI conducts investigations in accordance with the UNDP Legal Framework for Addressing Non-Compliance with UN Standards of Conduct and the OAI Investigation Guidelines.

This is a call for an internship for the period 2024. OAI will select the top three (3) applicants for this internship beginning around 1 May 2024.

Task Description

The interns provide support to the Investigations Section in the conduct of investigations into allegations of various types of wrongdoing.

In carrying out this overall function, the Interns may:

•     Assist in reviewing cases reported to OAI;

•     Assist in drafting documents and communications with respect to cases under investigation, including investigation plans, witness statements, investigation reports, closure reports and other documents;

•     Assist in conducting interviews with subjects, complainants, or witnesses;

•     Assist in identifying, collating and analyzing potential evidence, including carrying out open-source research and forensic reviews;

•     Assist with the editing and review of investigation reports and other documents to ensure that citations to evidence are accurate and complete; and

•     Undertakes other related tasks as required



Applicants must at the time of the application meet one of the following requirements:

•     Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme or higher) in investigations, management, finance, law, international relations, international development, journalism, English studies, or related fields;

•     Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as a bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in investigations, management, finance, law, international relations, international development or related fields;

•     Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;

•     Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program

Qualifications and experience:

•     Knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes (word, power point, excel) required;

•     Interest and/or experience in dealing with investigations, administrative and/or disciplinary law is desirable;

•     Experience in editing and proof reading is desirable; and

•     Experience conducting open-source research is a plus.

Working Languages:

•     Fluency in written and spoken English is required;

•     Fluency in Arabic, French, Spanish or Russian is highly desirable; and

•     Knowledge of additional United Nations official languages is an advantage.

Additional Information

•      Demonstrates integrity;

•      Demonstrates the ability to remain objective, neutral, and independent;

•      Displays cultural sensitivity;

•      Produces timely, quality outputs;

•      Exercises sound judgment/analysis;

•     Ability to handle multiple tasks;

•      Writes clearly and effectively; and

•      Speaks clearly and convincingly.

How To Apply?

Interested candidates should apply for this opportunity by following the link below:

Carlos Seth

Carlos Seth is an international recruitment consultant with more than 10 years experience in global recruitment and executive search.

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