Internship

UNDP: Economics Internship Program

May 7, 2020

Internship Summary

Corporate Competencies:

  • Interest and familiarity with development issues including sustainable economic development and poverty reduction;
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to provide quality policy notes and briefs on economic issues;
  • Good research and data management skills;
  • Statistical and analytic skills.
Education:

  • Minimum first-level degree in Economics.

Experience:

  • No work experience necessary but must be eager and proactive;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and statistical analysis of data such as SPSS, Eviews, STRATA;
  • Understanding and familiarity with the SDGs, HDR and other economic policies related to social development would be advantageous.

Computer Skills:

  • Good.

Language:

  • Proficiency in English and working knowledge of at least one local language.

Intern requirements:

  • UNDP interns receive payment of a monthly stipend based on the rate established by the duty station
  • UNDP interns accrue leave at a rate of 1.5 days per month;
  • UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;
  • Interns must provide proof of enrolment in a health insurance plan;
  • Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
  • Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;
  • Applicants should indicate which months they are available part- and/or full time and when they complete their studies (if still enrolled);
  • Interns need to make own arrangements for travel, VISA, accommodation, etc

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