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INTERN - Data Research [Temporary]

New York City

  • Organization: UN - United Nations
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: Closed

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM), Department of Operational Support (DOS).

The programme is normally full-time, i.e. an intern is expected to work four to five days per week (9: 00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) in the department or office of the Secretariat to which he/she is assigned, carrying out his/her tasks under the supervision of a staff member - the supervisor.Our Interns work as full members of our team, pursue projects that are designed to make a significant difference in OSCM, and have opportunities to learn about the United Nations overall. (20 to 35 Hours per week). Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background, the business unit to which he/she is assigned and the period during which he/she will undertake the internship.

The Department of Operational Support was established to provide operational advisory services to operating entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices away from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.

The Office of Supply Chain Management includes the Office of the Assistant Secretary- General for Supply Chain Management, Logistics Division, the Procurement Division, the Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Umoja Coordination Service, Global Service Centre, Aviation Safety Section and the Enabling and Outreach Service.


• The Research Data Analyst gathers and analyzes data from various databases and sources, performing statistical and/or mathematical programming, developing reports and visual representations, developing and/or maintaining databases, and providing consultation, technical assistance, advises and assists in determining the appropriate statistical methodology to meet the needs and objectives; uses various statistical and mathematical software packages to summarize and interpret statistical results; and designs and implements study activities and process improvements.
• Supports team members with data cleaning from primary or secondary sources and maintaining databases/data systems.
• Creates simple data visualizations for internal or external use independently.
• Translates data results into written reports, or presentations to convey information to management.
• Identifies, analyzes, and interprets trends or patterns, using basic machine learning techniques, statistical methods to identify relevant features and variables in structured sources of information and data.
• Interest in contributing to identifying opportunities to implement innovative approaches and evidence-based reasoning to organizational issues and ensures cleaned data without major quality issues is used for complex analyses.
• Gathers and analyzes data from various databases and sources, performing statistical and/or mathematical programming.
• Ability to assist in the development and delivery of data science solutions to better enable the planning, decision making, and implementation of organization programmes.
• Knowledge of data science, data analytics, applied mathematics, information management.
• The understanding of new data sources and process pipelines, and the ability to assist in cataloguing/documenting. • Keen interest in analytics, information management, visualization, and performance optimization.
• Strong knowledge of data management techniques, quantitative analysis and methods.
• Knowledge of key business tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPivot, PowerPoint). Knowledge of analytics tools (e.g. Microsoft SQL, PowerBI, SAP Business Objects, Tableau, Qlik).


COMMUNICATION: • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required• Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS • Actively seeks to apply emerging technology across tasks • Keeps abreast of available technology • Understands applicability and opportunities of technology for the organization


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
•Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent)
•Be computer literate in standard software applications;
•Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
•Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Your VISA status and expiring date must be mentioned as well as working authorization (CPT/OPT). The intern will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas. It is desirable that you specify your current immigration status below.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.


Short-listed candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly and may be required to participate in a written test and/or telephone interview.

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:
• Title of degree you are currently pursuing, and the specific subjects taken
• Expected Graduation Date (when you will be graduating from the programme)
• Your availability for the internship (start and end date), The internship programme lasts for an equivalent of two months full time (35 hours per week) and can be as long as six months, (Part-Time or Full-Time), in person or remotely.
• List IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
• Explain why you are the best candidate for the Office of Supply Chain Management
• Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
• In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in, and three references. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. Your application will be evaluated based on the information provided in the PHP and not on any attachments.
• Your VISA status and expiring date must be mentioned as well as working authorization (CPT/OPT). The intern will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas.
• The internship is UNPAID All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions
• Interns work minimum an equivalent of two months full time (35 hours per week) and as long as six months. (Part-Time or Full-Time), in person or remotely.
• Confidentiality is a key factor.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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