Deadline: 12 October 2020

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Duration: 12 October 2020 to 11 April 2021


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Through the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok and a number of country (COs) and multi-country offices (MCOS) as well as programme Offices (POs) across the region, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments, civil society and other actors to deliver for women and girls.  We advocate for and enhance accountability to enhance women’s political participation and prevent and respond effectively to violence against women. Our economic empowerment programmes seek greater economic security and rights particularly for marginalized groups of women.  Other programmes in Asia and the Pacific involve partnering with women in their efforts to engage in peace and reconstruction efforts, and push for gender equality (GE) provisions integral to preparing for, mitigating and responding to disasters and emergencies. To bolster gender-responsive budgeting and public planning, we assist efforts to monitor the different impacts of budget and policy choices on women and men and to mainstream gender considerations across sectors.

Reporting to Head of Partnerships and Resource Mobilization, the Strategic Partnerships Intern works with the members of the Partnerships & Resource Mobilization, Advocacy and Communications (PRMAC) unit. The Intern will focus on supporting the Head of unit in building partnerships with bilateral partners (traditional donors) as well as private sector entities, with matrix reporting to team members working on the Private Sector portfolio. The assignment will also include working with regional office and country office colleagues on various initiatives related to resource mobilization as well as capacity building.

Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Responsibilities

  • Conducting research in support of partnership-building efforts, particularly to diversify the bilateral partner donor base and private sector prospects. Specific deliverables include:
  • Research for bilateral partner proposals / opportunities package
  • Research on private sector prospects (Companies and HNWI’s/UHNWI’s) to support prospect meetings and pipeline development
  • Support on extensive donor mapping and analyses for both bilateral partners and the private sector
  • Creating outreach materials and donor reports for potential partners and donors;
  • Supporting due diligence procedures;
  • Supporting research for high-level visits and bi-lateral meetings, especially those involving Regional Senior Leadership;
  • Supporting the logistics and coordination of the Gender Equality Partners Coordination Group Meetings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop strong analytical and research skills.
  • Hone oral and written communication skills, both for briefing papers and Power Point presentations.
  • Develop ability to synthesize large amounts of data and information into concise briefing papers, reports or presentations.
  • Develop relationship-building skills and capacity to work with senior managers and high-level officials.
  • Develop new digital skills through learning and using new digital applications and tools.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of UN Women’s thematic areas / programmatic priorities in the Asia Pacific region.


Core Values:

Respect for Diversity

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Core Competencies:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues

  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies.

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent research, writing, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work with different actors, including through remote contact;
  • Ability to multi-task and address competing priorities;
  • Ability to produce high-quality deliverables in a timely manner;
  • Ability to work effectively in independent and collaborative settings;
  • Ability to take initiatives, ask questions, and contribute substantively;
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point.

Required Skills and Experience


  • University studies in one of the following disciplines: International Development, International Relations, Human Rights, Gender Studies, Public Administration, Business Administration or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation, or Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program which is part of a degree programme and undertake the internship as part of the program requirements.


Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English are required;

Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.


Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.

Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable). 

Remark: Interns are required to travel to duty station.  In case travel is prohibited, the internship offer and agreement will not be issued.


In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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