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Re-advertisement - Internship: Social and Solidarity Economy

  • Closing date: 11 Mar 2018
  • Vacancy number: INT 109


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 an internship position, on a full-time or part-time basis, starting in late March 2018, to assist the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) team. The intern will be based in Geneva.

Please note: If you submitted an application for the recent internship vacancy (Social and Solidarity Economy - INT 107), it is not necessary to re-apply.

While at UNRISD, the intern will:
Qualifications, skills and competencies:
  • The applicant should be pursuing, or have completed, a degree in public policy, development studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, economics, or a related field at an accredited university.
  • Good knowledge of SSE, sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda.
  • Good knowledge of feminist perspectives on gender and development.
  • Good knowledge of the political, social and economic challenges facing migrants and refugees in Europe.
  • Excellent command of the English language; copy editing and proofreading is essential.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and take initiative.
  • Capacity to work in a team.

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):
(i) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(ii) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
(iii) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (i) and (ii) above) and, if selected, commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
  • Interns are not financially remunerated.
  • UNRISD is not responsible for interns' travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for mandatory medical insurance during the period of the internship.

The deadline for applications is 11 March 2018 (23:59 Central European Time). The internship will commence in late March 2018 (to be mutually agreed). The usual duration of the internship is three months, with the possibility of extension up to six months.

If you have the required qualifications and are interested in this position, please apply online by clicking the button below.
Please use the "motivation" section to submit a cover letter specifying your interests and qualifications. Please use the “statement" section to discuss your knowledge of social and solidarity economy and social impact measurement. Kindly note that, due to limited staff resources, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

UNRISD vacancies are posted at www.unrisd.org/vacancies. We encourage you to subscribe to our free email alerts service to be informed promptly of any openings.