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Internships: Social Policy and Development

  • Closing date: 25 Sep 2012
  • Vacancy number: INT 060

UNRISD is now accepting applications for two three-month internship positions for the project Towards Universal Social Security in Emerging Economies: Process, Institutions and Actors. One position is October-December 2012, and one position is January-March 2013.

  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD degree programme (as per UN Secretariat rules regarding interns) in the social sciences (social policy is desirable)
  • Knowledge of research in social policy
  • Written and spoken fluency in English
  • Proficiency in MS Office package

  • Administrative tasks and research management (editing, document management, assistance with workshop preparation, photocopying) as required
  • Supporting the Research Coordinator and Research Analyst

Time period
  • Both positions are three months in length
  • One position is from October to December 2012 with a possibility of extension. The exact start date is negotiable.
  • One position is from January to March 2013 with a possibility of extension. The exact start date is negotiable.

  • In accordance with the rules and regulations of the UN Internship Programme, these internships are not financially remunerated.
  • The Institute is not responsible for interns' travel expenses to and from Geneva, or for their medical insurance for the period of assignment.

Application process
  • If you are interested in the work elaborated above and have the corresponding qualifications, please apply online by clicking the button below.
  • Clearly specify which timeframe you are applying for, and your relevant qualifications.
  • Please note that due to limited staff resources only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date
  • 25 September 2012 (Midnight, Central European Time).

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