INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS (Transport Connectivity and Logistics Section), I (Temporary Job Opening)U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Transport Division/Transport Connectivity and Logistics Section internship is for at least 3 months, up to maximum 6 months.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or section to which they are assigned.
During the time of COVID-19 Pandemic, it would be a virtual long-distance internship.
The duties would include, but are not limited to:
- Write qualitative briefs/ reports on international railway transport and related issues in countries in ESCAP region while evaluating the effectiveness of such policies to sustainable development (qualitative analysis, where feasible/applicable)
- Support preparation of country reports particularly for railway transport of ESCAP region by collecting information from authentic sources
- Identify and collect information from primary and secondary sources required for the study and select an appropriate methodology;
- Coordinate and liaise, as necessary, with Transport Division experts in ESCAP, to identify key issues;
- Review, analyze and compile the collected data and information, and prepare reports/briefs including the findings and conclusions, incorporating appropriate tables, graphs, charts with references;
- Synthesize the findings of research and prepare possible replication of results in other countries in Asia and the Pacific region;
- Prepare presentations on the work or the findings and outcomes of the internship including lessons learned to the Division's staff; Undertake other work as requested in line with the background/interest
The intern may also be asked to assist in the day-to-day work of the Division if required. She/he is expected to familiarize him/herself, to a limited extent, with administrative work of the Division and other tasks that are typical of UN organizations.
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.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
c) 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.
Other Skills and Requirements
SPECIAL NOTICE (Remote Internships): “In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.”