Intern - Social Sciences, New York

  • DESA - Department of Economic and Social Affairs 
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Oct 15, 2020
Intern DESA - Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) / Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) / Capacity Development and Partnerships Coordination Section (CDPCS) - internship is for two months with the opportunity for extension up to a total of six months, depending on the needs of the Division.

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The internship is UNPAID and full time.

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.


The intern is expected to have a strong research background; good analytical and drafting skills.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
•Undertaking literature reviews on social development issues;
•Compiling and analyzing data and statistics on social development issues, including inequality,employment and decent work, social integration, and social protection, among others
•Assisting in drafting and preparing official documents and papers
•Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings relevant to the work of the Division on youth issues
•Conducting research on policy related issues and monitoring developments in the fields of youth, family and ageing
•Assisting in the preparation of meetings and workshops; preparing materials, taking minutes, and other logistical elements where necessary
•Assisting in the update of social media outreach tools – facebook, twitter, website
•Assisting in the preparation and drafting of speeches for colleagues and senior staff
•Assisting in managing inquiries and requests from civil society and the public


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