Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the Economic Affairs Internship Opportunity at United Nations, New Delhi.
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 centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.
About the Internship
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, offers internship opportunity for a minimum of two months and maximum of six months.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of staff member(s) in ESCAP-SSWA which they are assigned to.
The work programme 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 network among various stakeholders etc., along the subregional priority areas, as per the mandate received from UNESCAP member States:
- Inclusive growth, supporting achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), structural change and job creation, gender equality and women’s empowerment, social protection, and sustainable development
- Strengthening connectivity, trade and transport facilitation, and regional economic integration
- Regional cooperation for food and energy security
- Regional cooperation for disaster risk reduction
- Assisting LDCs and LLDCs in implementation of the Istanbul and Almaty Programmes of Action as well as SDG targets
ESCAP-SSWA provides interns with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of: i) socio-economic challenges the subregion is facing in particular within the 10 countries served; ii) the processes of regional and multilateral cooperation; iii) mandates and operations of United Nations in developing countries in its efforts to provide policy advice, capacity building and platform for governments to create space for economic and political integration.
Under immediate supervision by a staff member(s), the intern is responsible for contributing to the research project (s) related to the work programme of SSWA for the implementation of the SDGs. The topic of the project will depend on the intern’s background, skills, and interest.
Other duties may include undertaking the following:
- Regular monitoring of relevant developments, policy trends and news articles related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in the subregion;
- Monitor and collect details on national policies on selected sustainable development issues of ESCAP-SSWA member States
- Collect data, generate figures and tables, describe and analyze the tables and results to support ESCAP-SSWA staff in related research and analytical work
- Attend conferences, seminars, meetings and other events and provide written highlights and briefing notes
- Provide administrative, organizational and conference management support for ESCAP-SSWA events
- Other activities as may be decided by the supervisor
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
- Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
- Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, 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’ point of view.
- Planning & Organizing: Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
- Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments, and delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
- be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
- be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
- 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.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the internship through this link.
March 31, 2022