Work Location
Expected duration
6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
These positions are located in the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM) in the Department of Operational Support (DOS). Our interns work as full members of our team, pursue projects that are designed to make a significant difference in OSCM, and have opportunities to learn about the United Nations overall. The Office of Supply Chain Management includes the Office of the Assistant Secretary General for Supply Chain Management, Logistics Division, the Procurement Division, the Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Umoja Coordination Service, Global Service Centre, Aviation Safety Section and the Enabling and Outreach Service. OSCM is committed to building efficient, agile, responsive, accountable, end-to-end uniformed capabilities and supply chain solutions for all our global partners and clients. Supply Chain Management covers a wide scope of services including supply chain planning and performance management, logistical support, procurement, vendor management and supplier diversity, aviation safety, and uniformed capabilities support. In addition to operational services and support, OSCM also provides advisory services and guidance to nearly 100 client entities globally, as well as to troop and police contributing countries (T/PCCs). The incumbent will report to the relevant Supervisor OSCM offers internship opportunities in area 2 -Data Research. The Research Data Analyst intern: • Gathers and analyzes data from various databases and sources, performing statistical and/or mathematical programming, developing reports and visual representations, developing and/or maintaining databases, and providing consultation, technical assistance, advises and assists in determining the appropriate statistical methodology to meet the needs and objectives; uses various statistical and mathematical software packages to summarize and interpret statistical results; and designs and implements study activities and process improvements. • Supports team members with data cleaning from primary or secondary sources and maintaining databases/data systems. • Creates simple data visualizations for internal or external use independently. • Translates data results into written reports, or presentations to convey information to management. • Identifies, analyzes, and interprets trends or patterns, using basic machine learning techniques, statistical methods to identify relevant features and variables in structured sources of information and data. • Interest in contributing to identifying opportunities to implement innovative approaches and evidence-based reasoning to organizational issues and ensures cleaned data without major quality issues is used for complex analyses. • Gathers and analyzes data from various databases and sources, performing statistical and/or mathematical programming. • Ability to assist in the development and delivery of data science solutions to better enable the planning, decision making, and implementation of organization programmes. • Knowledge of data science, data analytics, applied mathematics, information management. • The understanding of new data sources and process pipelines, and the ability to assist in cataloguing/documenting. • Keen interest in analytics, information management, visualization, and performance optimization. • Strong knowledge of data management techniques, quantitative analysis and methods. • Knowledge of key business tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPivot, PowerPoint). Knowledge of analytics tools (e.g. Microsoft SQL, PowerBI, SAP Business Objects, Tableau, Qlik).
Qualifications/special skills
To qualify for an internship with the UN, applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher). (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above). We are open to a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds. Typically, for this opportunity our interns are pursuing studies and experiences in the following areas: Area 2: Analytics and Business Intelligence. We seek candidates with relevant coursework in Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Operations Research, Engineering, Mathematics, Data Visualization, or Analytics. No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
Additional Information
Visa and Work Authorization Mandatory Requirements: For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not United States citizens, permanent residents or on another non-immigrant (such as F1 visa) status, will be required to obtain a G4 visa. Interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization (CPT/OPT), allowing them to undertake the internship. Terms of the internship programme: -The minimum duration of this internship is three months which can be extended up to a total period of six months. -Interns are expected to work on a full-time or part-time basis in the entity that has selected them, under the supervision of a staff member at an appropriate level. The working hours will be discussed with your supervisor at the time of the interview. Internships may be undertaken on the basis of flexible working arrangements if: -The receiving entity agrees in writing to accept an intern on the basis of flexible working arrangements. -Interns agree that they are required to work the equivalent of a minimum of at least two months on a full-time basis or four months on a part-time basis in order to receive recognition of service as an intern. An internship under such arrangements must be completed within a six- month period. -A record of attendance shall be maintained by the receiving entity in order to ensure that the intern meets this requirement. -Interns serving in one entity do not have a right to transfer to another entity. -Full provisions related to the conditions and terms of the United Nations Internship Programme can be accessed on the following link: Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A completed online application (Cover Note and Candidate Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include: -Title of degree you are currently pursuing -Graduation date from your current program -List of IT skills and programmes you are proficient in -List your top three areas of interest/department preferences -Explain why you are the best candidate -Explain your interest in the UN Internship Programme in your Candidate Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences (if any), skills, and three references. – Period of availability Due to a high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee