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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 within the Technology for Development Division (TDD) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). The intern reports directly to the Director of TDD.
Responsibilities of the internship position encompass all aspects of the work of TDD, namely the Science, Technology and Innovation, Knowledge Societies, Knowledge-based economies, Innovation for Development, ICT Policy and ICT for Development. The intern will be responsible for carrying out:
1 - Conducting research on issues relating to a range of topics, such as the Information Society, technology for sustainable development, Innovation for Sustainable Development, Science Technology & Innovation (STI), ICT policies, Internet Governance, Knowledge-based economies and TDD general areas of work;
2 - Drafting relevant content for posting on the website of the Organization, as well as its social media channels and performing quality control;
3 - Attending and taking notes at expert group meetings and workshops;
4 - Attending team meetings;
5 - Performs other duties assigned.
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