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Intern - SDG Outreach & Private Sector Engagement
|Location :||Seoul, KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jan-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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.
As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.
INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND
The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC), established in 2011, represents UNDP in Korea, works with Korea on international issues, and shares Korea’s development experiences with other countries. It is one of UNDP’s seven global policy centres. USPC works as a facilitator of innovative development cooperation for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in four thematic areas of i) development cooperation modalities and approaches, ii) governance and gender, iii) green recovery and transition, and iv) private sector engagement.
Building on the unique development experience of the Republic of Korea and UNDP’s wide Global Policy Network, USPC facilitates knowledge exchanges of SDG-enabling development solutions in the above-mentioned thematic areas through its signature ‘SDG Partnership’ country-support programme and other initiatives, and brokers partnerships between Korea and other countries to help tackle development challenges.
The Centre’s outreach and private sector engagement work is an integral component of USPC’s programmatic work, and aims to i) enhance the visibility and recognition for USPC, UNDP and its work by raising awareness and promoting dialogue and cooperation on the SDGs both within and outside of Korea and ii) build and strengthen partnerships, with a focus on private sector actors in Korea and elsewhere, including corporations, SMEs, investors and impact-driven start-ups.
USPC offers a small group of outstanding final year undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNDP’s work and gain technical knowledge and experience in international development and multilateral cooperation.
For more information on USPC’s work, please visit the website: http://www.undp.org/seoul-policy-centre.
Duties and Responsibilities
The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:
Required Skills and Experience
Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:
Field of study: international development, international relations, sociology, political science, public administration, economics, business administration, commerce, communication and media, journalism, public relations, or equivalent.