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Economic Affairs Internship at United

Economic Affairs Internship at United Nations in New York

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Applications are open for Economic Affairs Internship at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York. The internship is unpaid and full-time while interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

The intern will support ITDCB/FSDO staff in implementing a capacity development programme on financing for sustainable development, in particular issues related to international tax cooperation, infrastructure asset management and domestic resource mobilization, aimed at strengthening the capacity of relevant authorities in developing countries.

Key Duties

Duties of this Economic Affairs Internship at United Nations in New York may include but are not limited to:

  • Assistance in drafting, reviewing and preparing papers, presentations, studies, reports and any other relevant documents.
  • Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings, including virtual meetings.
  • Assistance during meetings organized by FSDO, including virtual meetings and outreach.
  • Research, compilation and analysis of information in tax matters, including in the areas of double tax treaties, transfer pricing, tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), taxation of the digitalized economy, tax and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), environmental taxation, international tax dispute resolution, and the taxation of the extractive industries, especially (in the case of all these topics) as they affect country development; and in infrastructure asset management.
  • Assistance in collecting data for analyses and reporting of workshop/training/meetings surveys, and in summarizing related quantitative and qualitative data for reports on key findings of these events carried out by FSDO.
  • Assistance in collecting data for the monitoring, review, reporting and evaluation of a multi-donor project.
  • Support ITDCB’s communications and outreach strategies (e.g., social media, fliers, websites) for meetings, workshops and trainings.
  • Preparing and providing input(s) for briefing notes, talking points, speeches and similar materials for senior UN officials;
  • Following relevant intergovernmental meetings (including virtual meetings) of the General
  • Assembly and Economic and Social Council, and preparing draft summaries on the main outcomes.
  • Assisting with any other ad hoc assignments related to the work of the branch.

Academic Requirements

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following condition must be met:

  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).

Other Requirements

  • Applicants who have graduated (as defined in (a) or (b) above), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
  • Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • No working experience is mandatory to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary for the Internship Programme.
  • Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
OrganizerUnited Nations



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