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Internship - Sustainable and Digital Agriculture
|Location :||Home-based, SINGAPORE|
|Application Deadline :||04-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 to 6 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development (GCTISD) is a joint initiative by the Government of Singapore and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to identify and co-create technological and innovative solutions to help countries achieve their Sustainable Development Goals. We draw on the expertise of innovative talent in Singapore and around the world, and curate partnerships that will allow us to take this know-how to the places where it is needed most.
Our areas of focus are Sustainable and Digital Agriculture, Smart Cities and Digitalisation, and Sustainable Finance. For each of our programmes we are bringing together policymakers, practitioners, leading private sector actors, entrepreneurs, civil society, and other stakeholders to build practical solutions that will create lasting impact through deep collaboration.
SUSTAINABLE AND DIGITAL AGRICULTURE
The world needs to feed ten billion people in 2050, which will require increasing food production by up to 98 percent within the next 30 years. At the same time, we need to mitigate the effects of this production boost on the environment and natural resources, given that agriculture accounts for around a fourth of global greenhouse gas emissions and two-thirds of global freshwater withdrawals and consumption. Additionally, given the adverse impact of climate change on weather patterns and natural resources, there is a need to make agriculture climate resilient.
The Global Centre is engaged in scaling the adoption of digital technologies, including emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cloud computing, Internet of things (IoT), to transform agri-food systems globally and make them sustainable and resilient. Technology can play a key role in improving agricultural productivity, reducing the need of agricultural inputs, increasing incomes of smallholder farmers, preventing food loss and waste, and enabling greater inclusion of disadvantaged groups including women farmers.
The Global Centre seeks to an Intern to support the programme development, partnership development and communications activities of the Centre. Our Interns will be given the opportunity to work on assignments that complement their academic studies and connect with the thematic focus of the Centre.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNDP internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:
Please refer to the above academic requirements.
Internship candidates are expected to submit electronically through the UNDP job portal:
Note: UNDP internship application form, CV and original text need to be combined in one PDF document for upload.
Conditions of internship
Internships within the UN system are subject to following conditions, which the candidates should familiarize themselves with prior to applying:
Selected candidates must submit following documents prior to joining:
Note: GC-TISD will consider both duty station and home-based options for this internship. Only short-listed candidates will be contracted.