Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. The intern will be working within a dynamic team and
may also contribute to the work of other sections within the division and with ESCAP's strategic partner - UNITAR's operational satellite applications programme (UNOSAT).
Depending on the intern's background, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Assist research on new and innovative technologies being used for disaster risk management and Sustainable Development (SD), with a particular focus on geospatial information, aerial
imagery and mapping, and their potential applications.
- Perform geospatial analysis using remote sensing techniques for various applications relating to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and SD.
- Assist in the development and delivery of training and learning events and other capacity development initiatives for DRR and SD.
- Provide logistical support to meetings and events being organized by the section/division.
- Collect images, sound bites, quotes and other media products for inclusion in the division's advocacy work.
- Provide support in updating the related website and e-learning portal with relevant material.
- Support the team in their day-to-day activities and tasks.
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
- Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
- Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
- Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology and shows willingness to learn new technology.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) in one of the technical areas of geo-informatics, remote sensing, cartography, computer science or related engineering degree,
and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;