The purpose of the programme is to provide a framework by which graduate and postgraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to ESCWA, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments in the economic, social and administrative fields; to expose them to the work of a United Nations regional commission; and to provide ESCWA with the assistance of qualified students specialized in various professional fields.
OVERALL FORMAT OF THE PROGRAMME
The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months on a full time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Director of the respective Division.
The following criteria are used to determine eligibility for the ESCWA Internship Programme:
Applicants are enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher) at the time of application and during the internship;
Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
The area of study of the prospective intern is related to the functional areas of ESCWA’s programme of work and administration.
Individuals who are interested in pursuing an internship at ESCWA should log on to:
CONDITIONS OF INTERNSHIP
Interns are not paid and are responsible for all expenses related to the internship.
ESCWA accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon awarding an internship, candidates must sign a statement to this effect.
Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information obtained during the course of the internship and not publish any reports or papers based on such information except with the explicit authorization of ESCWA.