UNDP Green Energy Support Intern (possible remote) – Copenhagen, Denmark

Job Title: UNDP Green Energy Support Intern

Job Identification: 9598

Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark, Home Based

Posting Date: 03/30/2023, 07:43 AM

Apply Before: 04/20/2023, 04:59 AM

Vacancy Type: Internship Programme

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Practice Area: Nature, Climate and Energy

Bureau: Bureau for Management Services

Contract Duration: 6 months

Education & Work Experience: Bachelor’s Degree

Other Criteria: Currently enrolled in a master’s degree/ graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master’s degree or equivalent studies

Required Languages: English

Desired Languages: Other UN languages


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Unit of Information Technology and Management (ITM) in Copenhagen is responsible for supporting UNDP Country Offices around the world with ICT and Green Energy solutions.

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Our Unit offers a stimulating and versatile internship in an international environment with contact to various partners from some 166 countries with UNDP presence.

We are a team who work in a dynamic and informal atmosphere, and we expect our interns to become vital members of the team. As an intern, you will be given tasks and opportunities that have a direct global impact on the development efforts of the international community.

The UNDP/ITM Green Energy Support internship programme enhances the academic life experience of passionate students as interns and empowers them to become socially responsible, innovative, and environmentally conscious leaders of tomorrow.

We bridge the gap between academic learning and real-time industry experience by taking interns behind the scenes of the world’s leading clean energy and sustainability initiatives, while learning to take into consideration the local context.

By being part of our dynamic unit, you will also have an opportunity to establish worldwide connections with other top-talented interns and UN staff from other agencies.

Our office is located at the UN City in Copenhagen, giving you the opportunity to interact with people outside the UNDP ITM unit.

Duties and Responsibilities: UNDP Green Energy Support Intern

Support in the drafting of business cases for renewable energy solutions (solar hybrid systems)

Support in providing guidelines on energy efficient solutions to country offices

Provide support to optimize usage of diesel generators in UNDP offices

Assist during the installation of IoT energy sensor units in country offices worldwide

Support the team in procuring green energy solution equipment ranging from market research, requests for quotation and technical evaluation

Support in daily monitoring and operation of installed renewable solutions • Assist the team in organizing internal and external meetings with third parties

Draft and update the unit’s documentation to support the continuous improvement of the Green Energy team processes and procedures, instructions, and templates for best practice

Assist the project manager during the installation of renewable energy solutions (solar hybrid systems) in UNDP country offices worldwide

Competencies: UNDP Green Energy Support Intern

Technological Awareness: Has interest and understanding of renewable energy engineering, sustainable development-oriented areas of work

Innovation: Interest in developing sustainable solutions for UNDP country offices around the world, focusing on green energy and energy efficiency

Problem Solving: Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation

Teamwork: Blends well in a team with members from diverse backgrounds with focus on achieving team goals

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Communication: Communicates effectively at different levels and has a proactive and a goal-oriented mind-set

Planning and Organization: Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities, ensuring follow through on all tasks

Collaboration: Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability and Interest and motivation in working in an international organization

Commitment to Continuous Learning: Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude, responding positively to feedback and differing points of view from members of the team

Delivery: UNDP ITM unit is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000:2011 and ISO 27001:2013 certified, thus all works shall be compliant with the international standards with focus on high quality, continuous improvements, and customer satisfaction

Required Skills and Experience: UNDP Green Energy Support Intern


You must meet one of the following first two requirements plus any number of the other bullet points:

  • You are currently in the final year of your bachelor’s degree;
  • You are currently enrolled in a Master’s degree; or • You have graduated no longer than 1 year before the deadline of the application from a master’s degree or equivalent studies in the field of renewable energy engineering, electrical engineering or in a related field.


Experience or knowledge in the field of: Environment, Energy or Electrical Engineering, Climate Change, or other relevant fields is required

Technical knowledge of the main renewable energy technologies is a strong advantage

Experience/Knowledge in sizing Hybrid PV systems (with diesel generator) is a strong advantage

Experience/Knowledge in energy efficiency and/or electric vehicles is a strong advantage

Knowledge of software tools for hybrid renewable energy systems is an advantage

Knowledge of HOMER and PV*Sol is an advantage

Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools is an advantage

Knowledge or experience with specific Office 365 tools (or their consumer equivalents) such as Planner (Trello), Teams (Slack), Yammer (Workplace by Facebook), OneDrive (Dropbox, Google Drive), Power BI (Tableau), etc. is a strong advantage

SharePoint knowledge, preferably SharePoint Online is an advantage

Working with gathering, consolidating, and analysing either quantitative and qualitative data from databases and reports is an advantage

Demonstrated experience presenting work to both technical and non-technical is an advantage

Demonstrated professional or academic experience in any of the UNDP Member States is an advantage

Fluent in written and spoken English is mandatory. Knowledge of any other UN languages is an advantage.

Conditions: UNDP Green Energy Support Intern

UNDP interns are eligible to receive a monthly stipend, with the rate that varies depending on the duty location. The stipend will be paid monthly, and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, passports, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the interns

Where an intern is financially supported by an institution, government or third party, UNDP will, subject to the rules of such institution, government or third party, pay the intern the difference, if any, between the external financial support provided and the applicable UNDP stipend

The intern must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan.

The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and called for an interview following the deadline.

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