Intern - Economic Affairs, Incheon City

  • ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 
  • Incheon, South Korea
  • Apr 02, 2020
Intern ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship at the ESCAP East and North-East Asia (ENEA) Office located in Incheon, Republic of Korea, is for two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, if required by the division.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or office to which they are assigned.


Interns will be assigned to conduct research on economic-related topics and assist in the implementation of activities, as appropriate. Assigned tasks will be mutually agreed between the intern and his/her supervisor on the following areas:

•National socio-economic policies, including but not limited to, implementation of priority areas of SDGs implementation in the East and North-East Asia subregion;
•National science, technology and innovation policies, including but not limited to, frontier technologies (such as AI, IoT, big data, and blockchain), start-ups, and inclusive innovation;
•Subregional connectivity including trade, investment and transport;
•Macroeconomic developments in the East and North-Easy Asia subregion;
•Development cooperation or implementation mechanisms;
•Intra- and inter-subregional cooperation mechanisms (including on innovation, financial cooperation, infrastructure financing and disaster risk reduction), and;
•Stakeholder engagements, including but not limited to, collaboration between policy makers and civil society in formulating and implementing socio-economic policies.

Responsibilities will depend on the intern’s background, areas of interest, assigned supervisor, and duration of internship period. Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

•Provide technical inputs and briefing notes in drafting and preparing official documents;
•Participate in conferences and meetings, including documentation of proceedings;
•Conduct desktop research, including review of literature and compilation of statistics;
•Render logistical support during conferences and meetings, and;
•Review project documents.


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