Org. Setting and Reporting
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 Governance, State-building Section, Emerging and Conflict-Related Issues Division (ECRI) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. The intern reports directly to the Chief, Democratic Transition and State-building Section and will be under the overall supervision of the Director of ECRI.
Responsibilities of the internship position encompass all aspects of the section and, in general, of ECRI’s work. The intern will be responsible for carrying out, but not limited to, the following tasks:
1 - Conducts research and reference searches on issues relating to ECRI’s areas of work;
2 - Assists in compiling, processing and working with Governance databases derived from a variety of sources;
3 - Assists in the construction of Governance and reform indicators;
4 - Surveys and prepares reports on the reform policies undertaken by countries afflicted by political transition and/or conflict;
5 - Assists in preparing charts and tables and drafting content for inclusion in the outputs of the Division;
6 - Performs other duties as assigned.
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