The intern will work with the designated staff of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) in the implementation of the Centre’s substantive work programme.
The work programme broadly involves developing and promoting regional mechanisms and platforms, capacity building of policymakers and institutions and carrying out normative and analytical work to assist ESCAP member States in the following areas:
National Innovation Systems (NIS), Technology Innovation Management, Development and Transfer of Technology; Technology Facilitation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a specific focus on food and nutritional security, energy security and environmental sustainability; New and Emerging technologies (e.g. biotechnology, nanotechnology and renewable energy); Technology Intelligence Services (e.g. periodicals & publications, research & analytical studies); and Digital Strategy (websites, social media etc. to enhance the outreach and impact of the programme outputs and outcomes).
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.
Duration & Stipend
- The internship at the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology is for a minimum of two months with an opportunity to extend it for not more than six months, if required by APCTT.
- 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.
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 member States of ESCAP
- Collect data, generate figures and tables, describe and analyze the tables and results to support ESCAP-APCTT 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-APCTT events
- Other activities as may be decided by the supervisor.
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 is the current field of study or what was the field of study (for applicants who already graduated)
- Graduation date (When will the applicant graduate or when did the applicant graduate from the programme?)
- List of the IT skills and programmes that the applicant is proficient in
- List of top three areas of interest of the candidate
- Explanation on why the candidate consider most suitable candidate for this specific internship
- Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.