Internship - Human Development Report Office
New York City (United States of America)
The mission of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is to advance human development. The goal is to contribute towards the expansion of opportunities, choice and freedom. HDRO works towards this goal by promoting innovative new ideas, advocating practical policy changes, and constructively challenging policies and approaches that constrain human development. HDRO works with others to achieve change through writing and research, data analysis and presentation, and outreach and advocacy work.
The objective of this internship is to provide the intern with the opportunity to learn about the Human Development approach and current international development issues; and investigate and learn about different sources of data that are useful for the work of the office.
In particular, the intern will be able to contribute through research and data analysis to the Human Development Report 2019.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will be supervised by the Chief of Statistics or a senior member of the Research team (depending on main area of work) and will work closely with the team on the preparation of the Human Development Report 2019. In particular, they are expected to deliver the following tasks:
- Provide assistance for quantitative and qualitative background research for the report.
- Undertake literature reviews.
- Write short research notes.
- Review and verification of statistical materials for the report.
- Support the team in analysis and presentation of human development statistics.
- Assist in identification of data sources and preparation of datasets.
- Assist in fact checking and proof reading.
- Support other activities as requested.
- 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;
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates who are shortlisted and contacted by UNDP must submit the following documents:
UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
UNDP does not pay for internships. Interns are not financially remunerated by UNDP;
The costs associated with the latter must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, accommodation, etc.;
The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.
- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: New York City (United States of America)
- Grade: Internship
- Communication and Public Information
- Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
- Administrative support
- Scientist and Researcher
- Documentation and Information Management
- Closing Date: 2018-07-23