The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) / Economic Analysis and Policy Division (EAPD), in the Development Research Branch (DRB),. The internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of 6 months total depending on the needs of the Department.
For more information about the Division, please visit, https://www.un.org/development/desa/dpad/. This unpaid internship is designed to be in person and full-time at the New York duty station. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or in the office to which they are assigned. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period.
Duties may include but are not limited to
- Conduct policy-oriented research and analysis on emerging global development, economic and sustainable development issues with a particular focus on the role of the UN;
- Assist with substantive inputs for branch publications and other research activities;
- Assist with the preparation of mandated reports, analytical notes, and other briefing materials;
- Assist with statistical analysis including the preparation of tables and graphs and other visual materials;
- Draft written inputs for EAPD research products, as needed.
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
- Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral English language skills.
- Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, and ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
- Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ points of view.
The intern is expected to:
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter; and
- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes the willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
- Interns will be given brief training.
- Interns will gain much experience from working.
- Be enrolled in, or have recently completed, a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
- Be enrolled in, or have recently completed, the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent);
- Subject to review on a case-by-case basis, applicants within a few years from graduation who could not apply earlier and who are in an early stage of their careers; as a first-time entry into the workforce; are changing careers or due to compelling family circumstances.
- Be computer literate in standard software applications and statistical/econometric software.
- Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme.
- Log in through the Apply link.
- A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?).
- Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the program?).
- List the IT skills and programs that you are proficient in.
- List your top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
- In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
- Fill out the Forms and follow the instructions.
Application Deadline: April 16, 2023Application ClosedOfficial link