Internship in the area of Data and Statistics, Research and Data Section

Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New York
Application Deadline :04-Aug-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Maximum duration of 6 months full-time or the equivalent part-time

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.


Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The Research and Data Section is responsible for leading UN Women’s research and data agenda and for positioning UN Women as a global knowledge broader on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It produces knowledge products including UN Women flagship publications such as UN Women’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Monitoring Report.

The purpose of this internship is to provide support to the activities of the research and data specialists within the SDG Monitoring Report Team of UNWOMEN. The intern will receive overall supervision from the Research and Data Policy Specialists. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The position provides the successful candidates an opportunity to focus on a range of technical and analytical tasks, including:

  • STATA programming using large microdatasets;
  • Preparation of analytical outputs, including graphs, figures and tables with STATA and/or other analysis software;
  • Analysis of development outcomes statistics from a gender perspective;
  • Involvement in different stages of UN Women’s global report production process;
  • General project and management support, including scheduling meetings, note-taking, coordinating across authors, fact-checking, and documentation.


Core values:

Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Respect for Diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity

Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment

Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative

Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others

Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

Functional Competencies

  • Good knowledge of quantitative research methods and experience applying quantitative methods;
  • Ability to conduct statistical analysis using STATA;
  • Technical knowledge of the subjects of development and gender statistics;
  • Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative data compilation and analysis.

Required Skills and Experience


  • The intern must be enrolled in a Post graduate school programme, preferably in the areas of statistics, development, gender, social sciences or related areas;
  • Interns must be in the final year of their undergraduate studies, enrolled in a graduate-level program, or a recent graduate of either an undergraduate or graduate program (in which case they must begin the internship within the first year post-graduation).


  • Demonstrated experience, part or full-time, paid or volunteer in development, research, advocacy, and policy development is an asset
  • Experience with programming and statistical analysis using STATA is required


  • Fluency in English;
  • Knowledge of other UN working languages is an advantage.

Application Information:

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
  • Selected applicants must provide the internship application, two letters of recommendation, proof of health insurance and school enrollment, passport, and visa (if applicable)

UN Women Internship Policy:

  • UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;
  • All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;
  • UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;
  • The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;
  • The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application.

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