Applications are open for Economics Affairs Internship at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York, United States of America. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Moreover, 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 Economics Affairs Internship position at United Nations is located in the Financing for Sustainable Development Office (FSDO) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Basically, the intern will assist the International Tax Cooperation Unit staff in supporting the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters and the Committee Subcommittees in developing policy and administration guidance. Duties of this Economics Affairs Internship at United Nations 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, including virtual meetings; 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),taxing the digitalized economy, the relationship between tax, trade and investment agreements, 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.
- Preparing and providing input for briefing notes, talking points, speeches and similar materials on tax matters and development cooperation issues for senior UN officials.
- Following relevant intergovernmental meetings (including virtual meetings) of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council, and preparing draft summaries.
- Furthermore, assisting with any other ad hoc assignments related to the work of the branch.
- 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);
- 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 statistical software applications.
- No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.
- Your training, education, advanced course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
- For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is necessary. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage; Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.