Intern - Economic Affairs - Poverty and Unemployment Reduction, Beirut

  • ESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia 
  • Beirut, Lebanon
  • Aug 13, 2020
Intern ESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This internship is located within the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA - Cluster on ‘Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development’ which focuses on gender equality and gender justice; equitable, inclusive and participatory social development; poverty and unemployment reduction; and migration issues.

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. The internship certificate is awarded on the recommendation of the supervisor.

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


For the 2020 work plan, the UN-ESCWA Cluster on "Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development" is seeking to recruit in-house full-time interns to provide support to the cluster team in the implementation and carrying out of its various activities and programmes.

The intern is expected to assist in the following areas:
1 - Provide substantive research support on subjects related to the work of the cluster: this includes reviewing existing literature; assisting in crystallizing research questions; conducting desk research.
2 - Assist in the preparation and review of written outputs published by ESCWA e.g. background papers, technical papers, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.
3 - Draft inputs to presentations and research papers.
4 - Assist in the organization of expert group meetings, conferences or workshops related to the work of the cluster.
5 - Prepare minutes of meetings.
6 - Perform other duties as requested.


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