Organization: UN Research Institute for Social Development
Closing date: 06 Jan 2019
The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes interdisciplinary research and policy analysis on the social dimensions of contemporary development issues. Through our work, we aim to ensure that social equity, inclusion and justice are central to development thinking, policy and practice.
UNRISD is now accepting applications for a three-month full-time internship position, starting in February 2019, to assist with work related to its Social Policy and Development Programme. This will include assisting with publications and new research on the topic Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization, following the UNRISD international conference that brought together an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars from around the globe.
While at UNRISD, the intern will be asked to:
Qualifications, skills and competencies
Education in political science, public policy, development studies, development economics, sociology, or a related field at an accredited university, with academic and professional experience in issues related to social policy in developing countries. Candidates with strong expertise in one or several of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: social policy, inequality, elites, politics of progressive transformative change (related, for example, to redistributive and social policies, gender, environment, local lifeworlds), and social movements;
This UNRISD internship is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme.
At the time of application, applicants must meet one of the following requirements (as per UN Secretariat rules regarding interns);
How to apply:
If you have the required qualifications and are interested in this position, please apply online by clicking here. In your cover letter, please specify your interests and qualifications, making clear how your expertise relates to the ongoing and planned work in the Social Policy and Development Programme, as specified in the above text. Kindly note that, due to limited staff resources, only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.