Intern - Economic Affairs (Trade Policy and Facilitation Section), Bangkok

  • ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific 
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jul 09, 2020
Intern ESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, Trade Policy and Facilitation Section internship program is looking for a candidates who can join us for 3 to 6 months. The candidate who has background in Economics are preferable.

To expedite the internship process, please kindly specify your preferred start and end dates in the cover letter.

This internship program has been attracted very high caliber candidates, who as part of this internship gained invaluable academic and applied skills.

This internship program 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.

The Trade Policy and Facilitation Section is a busy and dynamic team within UN ESCAP. The section involves in a wide variety of work in the areas related to trade, trade policy and trade facilitation. Types of services includes: research and analysis; providing training and capacity building for policymakers and researchers; delivering advisory services to member governments; organizing regional dialogues, meetings and forum. Much of our work is focused on the development needs of the region’s least developed countries and other countries with special needs.


Daily responsibilities will depend on the intern’s background and the work of intern’s supervisor as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- Background research, literature reviews and drafting inputs including contributions to ESCAP publications on the issues related to trade, trade policies, regional integration, trade facilitation, trade-related sustainable development issues.,
- Support for the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network (ARTNeT), the UN Network of Experts for Paperless Trade and Transport in Asia and the Pacific (UNNExT) and the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA) including work to improve research dissemination by various channels (e.g. social media, webpage)
- Monitoring and evaluation of regional trade agreements and maintaining the APTIAD database
- Data analysis on trade flows, tariffs, non-tariff measures trends
- Support for section events, including through the website and social media
- Logistical support for training events, conferences and meetings
- Other tasks as required by the work programme

Interns are encouraged to engage in research topics of their and supervisor’s interest. Past interns, under the supervision of the professional staff, have published joint working papers and policy briefs.


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