Internship at United Nations
Economic Affairs
Start Date
1 Apr - 1 May' 22
2 Months
Not provided
Apply By
31 Mar' 22
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Subregional Office for South and South-West Asia (ESCAP-SSWA), based in New Delhi. ESCAP-SSWA covers ten member States in South and South-West Asia, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Turkey. A key mandate of ESCAP-SSWA is to support the countries in the subregion to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The work program of ESCAP-SSWA covers carrying out analytical and normative work, providing policy support, technical assistance, and capacity building to member States, promoting policy advocacy, building networks among various stakeholders, etc., along with the subregional priority areas, as per the mandate received from UNESCAP member States.
About United Nations
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the world's largest, and most familiar, international organization.
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About the internship
Under immediate supervision by a staff member(s), the intern is responsible for contributing to the research project (s) related to the work program of SSWA for the implementation of the SDGs. The topic of the project will depend on the intern's background, skills, and interests.

Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include:

1. Work on the regular monitoring of relevant developments, policy trends and news articles related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in the subregion
2. Monitor and collect details on national policies on selected sustainable development issues of ESCAP-SSWA member states
3. Collect data, generate figures and tables, describe and analyze the tables and results to support ESCAP-SSWA staff in related research and analytical work
4. Attend conferences, seminars, meetings, and other events and provide written highlights and briefing notes
5. Provide administrative, organizational, and conference management support for ESCAP-SSWA events
6. Handle other activities as may be decided by the supervisor
Who can apply

Only those candidates can apply who:

1. are available for full time (in-office) internship

2. are available for duration of 2 months

3. have relevant skills and interests

Other requirements

1. Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills

2. Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals

3. Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients' and seeks to see things from clients' point of view.

4. Planning & organizing: Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary

5. Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments, and delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within the prescribed time, cost, and quality standards

Additional Information

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

1. Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
3. Must have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

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