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Data Science Research Internship

Data Science Research Internship at UNDP

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Applications call for at Data Science Research Internship at IICPSD at United Nations Development Program. Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) is one of the UNDP’s six Global Policy Centers. IICPSD supports the private sector and foundations to become transformative partners in development through research, advocacy, facilitation of public-private dialogue, and brokering partnerships. Moreover, IICPSD leads UNDP’s global work in the private sector and foundations and supports UNDP’s offices all around the world.

IICPSD offers internship opportunities for outstanding graduate-level students. The research internship program also provides direct exposure to IICPSD’s work as a center of excellence for the private sector’s role in the development and inclusive markets. The program is designed to provide support to IICPSD’s applied research and policy advisory services as well as to complement the interns’ practical experience in various issues related to private sector engagement, human capital development, impact investing in the achievement of SDGs, and other topics of international development.

ThisData Science Research Internship at UNDP will be 100% home-based; and no travel to the office premises in Istanbul is required.

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate on this Data Science Research Internship at UNDP will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the technical specialist. The intern will perform the following functions:

  • Participate in developing machine-learning research;
  • Apply advanced Natural Language Processing techniques to build, maintain, and improve on analytics, organize large datasets to get actionable insights from them.
  • Help to communicate findings accurately to different stakeholders.
  • Support the implementation of data science projects.
  • Collaborate with private and public organizations to get access to their databases.
  • Outreach to organizations as well as academic institutions that apply data science to policymaking.
  • Provide other support and assistance as necessary.

Academic Requirements

Candidates must be from fields such as Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, or similar and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation. Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a second university degree program (Master Degree).
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (Bachelor Degree)
  • Have graduated with a university degree.


Interns will be given a stipend according to the UNDP Internship Policies, if they are not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme. The stipend will be paid on a monthly basis and part-time internship arrangements are prorated accordingly.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline16 November,2020
Open toAll



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