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The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months on a full time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the respective Division.
Interns are not paid and are responsible for all expenses related to the internship.
ESCWA accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates will be required to sign a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of the conditions of service.
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.
This internship is located within the Economic Development and Integration Division (EDID) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The intern reports directly to EDID's Sections Chiefs, and will be under the overall supervision of the Director of EDID.
Responsibilities of the internship position encompass all aspects of the work of the section and, in general, of EDID's work.
The intern will be involved in carrying out the following tasks:
1 - Conducts research and reference searches on issues relating to economic governance, economic development, institution-building, political economy and EDID's general areas of work;
2 - Compiles, processes and works with socioeconomic databases derived from a variety of sources;
3 - Supports drafting of inputs to presentations, project documents and research papers as well as supports the organization of meetings;
4 - Surveys and prepares reports on the economic and social policy environment in the region;
5 - Performs other duties assigned.
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