The Statistics intern positions are in the various Branches within the Statistics Division (SD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), based in New York. Statistics interns typically report to the Chief of a Section or to a Statistician. The DESA/SD internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the department.
For more information about the Office, please visit https://unstats.un.org/home/
The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours).
Under each substantive area within the Division, including Economics Statistics, Demographic and Social Statistics, Environment and Geospatial Information as well as Statistical Capacity Development, the Statistics Interns will be responsible for the following duties in general for specific projects:
-Assists in designing, organizing, planning and managing the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation and dissemination of statistical data.
-Assists in developing, implementing and managing statistical database(s).
-Assists in training and technical support on data collection programmes, country practices and other related information.
-Performs methodological research as inputs for technical documentation.
-Prepares draft technical documents for international, intergovernmental and expert group meetings and assists in drafting relevant reports.
-Assists in the organization of seminars, working groups and expert meetings.
-Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to provide independent evaluations and analyze statistical data. Ability to prepare reports. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Planning and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
The intern is expected to:
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
- Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
To qualify for an internship with the International Seabed Authority Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
-Applicants to the programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
(a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent);
-Applicants who have graduated (as defined in (a) or (b) above), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
-Applicants must be computer literate in standard statistical software applications.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring managers directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
- Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- List your top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.