The Statistics Division’s Civil Registration and Vital Statistics internship is for at least two months with an opportunity for extension up to 6 months, if required by the division.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
The ESCAP Statistics Division is guided by the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics and the Principles Governing International Statistical Activities, and by the work programme and the membership of ESCAP. Our mandates arise from a number of General Assembly, Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and ESCAP resolutions.
The core areas of the Division’s work include implementing programmes for capacity building in statistics; collecting and analysing data on the region; and publishing statistical and analytical publications. We work closely with the ESCAP Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific and organizations that are part of national statistics systems in the region (national statistical offices are our main counterparts); the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs; other United Nations entities; and with a large number of regional and international organizations that have a mandate in statistics.
The work on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) supports the implementation of resolution 71/14 on the Asia and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade, 2015-2024 adopted by members and associate members of ESCAP in 2015.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions.
- No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
- Research and Data Science opportunities
- To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants to the programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).
- Work Experience: No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
- Languages :English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
- Assessment: Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
- Special Notice: REMOTE INTERNSHIPS (COVID-19): In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
Eligible Regions: open for all
- A completed online application (Cover Note and Candidate Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.The Cover Note should include:
• Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
• Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme)
• List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
• List of your top three areas of interest
• Explanation of why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
• Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship ProgrammeIn your online Candidate Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences (if any), IT skills, and three references.Please note that due to the large number of applicants, divisions are not in a position to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.
Application Deadline: July 22, 2023Application ClosedOfficial link