Applications are open for theUnited Nations Research Institute for Social Development internship programme 2019. The UNRISD looks for an individual to assist with work relate to its social policy and development programme. Additionally, UNRISD Internship focus on the often neglected social content impacts of development processes and the role of social institutions. Further, It engage researchers, policy makers and civil society actors from around the world in generating and sharing knowledge. Moreover, It mobilize and strengthen the research capacity of individuals and institutions in developing countries through collaborative inquiry. Also, providing a space for the exchange of ideas, giving prominence to marginalized viewpoints, often challenging mainstream development thinking and offering alternative policy options.
The UNRIDS interns require,
- Firstly provide research assistance for the projects
- Assist with proof reading, copy editing and preparing final publications;
- Also, contributing to ongoing tasks related to project development, fundraising activities and general administration;
- Lastly, produce a short paper, literature review, article or similar output, on a subjevct related to the social policy for development programme.
Qualifications, skills and competencies
- Education in political science, public policy, development studies, development economics, sociology, or a related field at an accredited university, with academic and professional experience in issues related to social policy in developing countries. Candidates with strong expertise in one or several of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: social policy, inequality, elites, politics of progressive transformative change (related, for example, to redistributive and social policies, gender, environment, local lifeworlds), and social movements;
- Written and spoken fluency in English;
- Planning and Organizing.
This UNRISD internship is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme.
- At the time of application, applicants must meet one of the following requirements (as per UN Secretariat rules regarding interns);
(i) Enrolled in a graduate school
(ii) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent)
(iii) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (i) and (ii) above) and, if selected, commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
- Not financially remunerated;
- UNRISD is not responsible for interns’ travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for mandatory medical insurance during the period of the internship.