The internship at the ESCAP East and North-East Asia (ENEA) Office located in Incheon, Republic of Korea, is for two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, if required by the division.
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 office to which they are assigned.
The intern will assist SRO-ENEA in undertaking research and analysis, project planning and execution, and policy review relating to technology and innovation:
-Review academic literature relating to science, technology and innovation policy
-Monitor trends in frontier technologies, their impacts, and policy responses
-Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research relating to technology and innovation policy
-Support growing innovation and start-up ecosystems towards the achievement of the SDGs
-Analyze applications of technologies for SDGs, e.g. in population ageing, education, health
-Promote responsible technological development and innovation in alignment with the SDGs, UN Charter, and human rights
-Support inclusive and diverse technology and innovation sectors, including a focus on gender equality
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
-Assistance in drafting research reports and policy papers
-Participate in project planning
-Liaise with external partners, including private sector, civil society, and start-ups
-Developing presentations that communicate technological ideas to a broader audience
-Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings
-Compiling and analysing statistics
-Collecting and analysing national or sub-national policies
-Collecting and analysing private sector actions and policies
-Supporting conferences and workshops
-Support for online communications activities
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 met 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 spoken and written English is required for the internship, and fluency in spoken and written any language of ENEA member countries is preferred.
Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
-Intended duration of internship (starting and ending dates)
-Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
-Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
-List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
-List of your top three areas of interest
-Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
-Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Please note that due to the large number of applicants, divisions are not in a position to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.