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UNRISD Internships (posted on 27 july 2008)

publicado a la‎(s)‎ 19 may. 2008 7:59 por Manuel Riesco   [ actualizado el 27 jul. 2008 21:05 ]

Intern: Social Policy and Development

Closing date: 8 Aug 2008

Vacancy number: INT 020


UNRISD is now accepting applications for a three-month internship position to begin in September 2008 (preferred starting date 1 of September). Eligible candidates must be currently enrolled in a master’s or PhD degree programme (as per UN Secretariat rules regarding interns) in economics, sociology, political science or a related field from an accredited university and have academic and professional experience in issues related to social policy and poverty in developing countries. Written and spoken fluency in English is essential.


While at UNRISD, the intern will be asked to:


    * provide substantive input into the chapters “Financing Social Policy” and “Social Protection and Poverty Reduction” for UNRISD’s upcoming flagship report on Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes;

    * assist, as needed, with the preparation of several manuscripts for publication, including programme papers and edited volumes on Social Policy and Migration in Developing Countries, Social Policy in Mineral-Rich Countries, and Pension Funds and Economic Development.



The deadline for applications is Friday 8 August 2008 (Midnight, Central European Time). The usual duration of the internship is three months, with the possibility of extension of up to three additional months. Applicants are asked to specify their dates of availability within the six-month timeframe between September 2008 and February 2009.


If you have the required qualifications and are interested in this position, please apply online by clicking the button below. Kindly note that, due to limited staff resources, only those candidates who are short-listed will be contacted.


This UNRISD internship is in accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme. Interns are not financially remunerated, and UNRISD is not responsible for interns' travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for medical insurance during the period of the internship.


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