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The Social Development Division/ Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section internship is for 2-4 months with an opportunity for extension up to 6 months, pending on the needs of the department.
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 Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation Section.
The Social Development Division consist of three sections namely 1) Sustainable Demographic Transition Section (SDTS); 2) Sustainable Socioeconomic Transformation Section (SETS) and 3) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Section (GESIS) covering the thematic areas of inequality and social protection, population dynamics, ageing, migration, gender equality, disability and youth.
SETS covers the thematic areas of poverty reduction, financing for social development, inequality and social protection and has a team made up of professional and general service staff with experience in diverse socioeconomic fields. Communication is valued and team members are encouraged to think analytically and also find creative ways to address problems.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Supporting website maintenance and development of ESCAP initiates on social development, including the Social Protection Toolbox and related simulation tools. Tasks will include programming interactive content, ensuring search engine optimization and monitoring analytics.
• Developing public information and strategic communications materials for dissemination through social media, e.g. developing infographics and online user-friendly presentations of data in areas including poverty reduction, inequality and social protection, with a focus on people in vulnerable situations such as persons with disabilities, migrants, youth, older persons and women.
• Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
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