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
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
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.
will be assigned to conduct research on economic-related topics and
assist in the implementation of activities, as appropriate. Assigned
tasks will be mutually agreed between the intern and his/her supervisor
on the following areas:
•National socio-economic policies,
including but not limited to, implementation of priority areas of SDGs
implementation in the East and North-East Asia subregion;
science, technology and innovation policies, including but not limited
to, frontier technologies (such as AI, IoT, big data, and blockchain),
start-ups, and inclusive innovation;
•Subregional connectivity including trade, investment and transport;
•Macroeconomic developments in the East and North-Easy Asia subregion;
•Development cooperation or implementation mechanisms;
and inter-subregional cooperation mechanisms (including on innovation,
financial cooperation, infrastructure financing and disaster risk
•Stakeholder engagements, including but not limited
to, collaboration between policy makers and civil society in
formulating and implementing socio-economic policies.
will depend on the intern’s background, areas of interest, assigned
supervisor, and duration of internship period. Duties may include but
are not limited to the following:
•Provide technical inputs and briefing notes in drafting and preparing official documents;
•Participate in conferences and meetings, including documentation of proceedings;
•Conduct desktop research, including review of literature and compilation of statistics;
•Render logistical support during conferences and meetings, and;
•Review project documents.
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
•Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with
colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to
whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from
clients’ point of view.
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
graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected,
must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
-are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
-shall be computer literate in standard software applications;
a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have
a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of
different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness
to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic
offences, 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.
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
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.
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.
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