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The Trade, Investment and Innovation Division, Technology and Innovation Section is looking for an entrepreneurial and creative design &innovation intern who will support ESCAP’s Corporate Innovation efforts.
ESCAP corporate innovation efforts are led by an inter-divisional team that promotes internal innovation activities to enhance the impact of ESCAP’s work in the region. Through dedicated innovation activities, the team contributes to:
-Shaping the organization’s culture,
-Promoting cross-collaboration among divisions and staff,
-Exposing staff to digital tools, Human Centered Design and Design thinking methodologies to improve ESCAP’s products and services.
ESCAP Innovation Team is looking for a proactive and creative intern to support its corporate innovation activities. The intern will:
1.Support the ESCAP Innovation Team in designing and implementing innovation activities and training programmes that foster a culture of innovation and support the organization to deliver new and better products and services to its stakeholders.
2.Support ESCAP in innovating its knowledge products using digital tools to increase use and user satisfaction;
3.Support the Innovation team in enhancing engagement and outreach through varied communications materials and channels;
4.Support the innovation team in coaching project teams on how to integrate Design Thinking and Human Centered design in their products.
The internship position offers an opportunity to apply technical and practical knowledge of innovation principles and change management in the context of the United Nations. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.
The candidate, under the overall guidance of the Chief of Technology and Innovation (TIS), Trade, Investment and Innovation Division and direct supervision of the Innovation Coordination Team, is expected to undertake the following activities in relation to the TIS work programme for 2020:
1.Provide assistance in the development of corporate innovation activities;
2.Provide assistance in the development of communication material and campaigns;
3.Provide assistance in the preparation of innovation workshops and events;
4.Collect and analyze information/data and present it in engaging formats;
5.Provide assistance to research in areas related to communications and innovation;
6.Provide other assistance as needed.
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 department or office to which they are assigned. Due to COVID-19 pandemics, the internship will take place from remote instead of in-person unless the selected candidate is already currently residing in Bangkok, Thailand.