United Nations Economic Affairs internship Programme

United Nations – Economic Affairs Internship 2021


The United Nations (UN) is one of the best intergovernmental organizations that work for harmonizing the actions of nations.
This organization was founded in 1945. Currently, it has 193 member states. To prevent future wars, this organization come up after World War II. Now, it’s working to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations.

Recently, an application is open for Economics Affairs Internship at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in New York, USA. The intern will work full-time and unpaid under the supervision of a staff member. Moreover, interns work five days/week (35 hours) in the department or office to which they are assigned.


The internship position is located in the Financing for Sustainable Development Office (FSDO) under the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. The intern will assist the International Tax Cooperation Unit staff in supporting the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters and the Committee Subcommittees in developing policy and administration guidance.

  • Assistance in drafting, reviewing, and preparing papers, presentations, studies, reports, and any other relevant documents
  • Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings, including virtual meetings
  • Assistance during meetings, including virtual meetings; Research, compilation, and analysis of information in tax matters, including in the areas of double tax treaties, transfer pricing, tax base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS), taxing the digitalized economy, the relationship between tax, trade and investment agreements, environmental taxation, international tax dispute resolution, and the taxation of the extractive industries, especially (in the case of all these topics) as they affect country development
  • Preparing and providing input for briefing notes, talking points, speeches, and similar materials on tax matters and development cooperation issues for senior UN officials
  • Following relevant intergovernmental meetings (including virtual meetings) of the General Assembly and Economic and Social Council, and preparing draft summaries
  • Assisting with any other ad hoc assignments related to the work of the branch

Educational Qualifications:

  • (a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • (b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants who have graduated (as defined in (a) or (b) above), if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation 
  • Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications
  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme.
  • Your training, education, advanced course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme
  • Knowledge of an additional official UN language is a plus. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat

Deadline: 14 January 2022

Application Link: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=148064

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