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Statistics Internship at United Nations

Statistics Internship at United Nations in New York

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Statistics Internship at United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York, United States of America. The Statistics intern positions are in the various Branches within the Statistics Division (SD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), based in New York. Statistics interns typically report to the Chief of a Section or to a Statistician.

Basically, the DESA/SD internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the department. Furthermore, this Statistics Internship at United Nations is unpaid and full-time where interns work five days per week (35 hours).


Under each substantive area within the Division, including Economics Statistics, Demographic and Social Statistics, Environment and Geospatial Information as well as Statistical Capacity Development, the Statistics Interns will be responsible for the following duties in general for specific projects:

  • Assists in designing, organizing, planning and managing the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data.
  • Similarly, assists in developing, implementing and managing statistical database(s).
  • Also, assists in training and technical support on data collection programmes, country practices and other related information.
  • Performs methodological research as inputs for technical documentation.
  • Prepares draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and also assists in drafting relevant reports.
  • Assists in the organization of seminars, working groups and expert meetings.
  • Furthermore, performs other duties as assigned.

Academic Requirements

  • 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 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.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
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OrganizerUnited Nations



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