UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) Internship Programme 2016

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Application Deadline: Ongoing
The IPC-IG Internship Programme offers to a selected group of outstanding graduate-level the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to IPC-IG’s work as a global forum for research, policy dialogue and South-South learning on development innovations. It is designed to provide support to IPC-IG’s applied research and policy advisory services and to complement the interns’ practical experience in various issues related to Social Protection and South-South Cooperation. The Programme operates under the rules and regulations of the UNDP Internship Policy.
The UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) is a global forum for policy dialogue and South-South learning on development innovations. Since its establishment in Brasilia in 2004 as a result of a partnership with the Government of Brazil, IPC-IG has been consolidating its position as a global hub on social protection for and in the developing world. IPC-IG work aims at equipping policymakers from the South with the skills necessary to design, implement and evaluate
policies and programmes towards the attainment of high inclusive growth.
IPC-IG believe that the emerging of new actors in the global scene, such as India, Brazil, South Africa and China, as well as other developing countries, have a lot to share in terms of innovative social policies and this exchange of ideas and best practices can contribute to the promotion of development at global
Duty Station
  • Internships take place at the IPC-IG office in Brasilia, Brazil.
Internship Working Areas
In 2016, IPC-IG will host interns on a continuous basis according to the following internship areas
  • Area 1: Communications Assistance: Communications;
  • Area 2: Knowledge Management: South-South Learning;
  • Area 3: Project Assistance: Programme Management and Operations;
  • Area 4: Research Assistance–Social Protection and Cash Transfers;
  • Area 5: Research Assistance–Impact Evaluation;
  • Area 6: Research Assistance–Population Studies.
Interns can also be assigned to work with more than one area, depending on their interests and the
office’s needs. Required Background Interns’ recommend academic experience according to the selected internship area:
Area 1:
Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Knowledge Management, International Relations,
Political Science, Public Relations and related areas;
Area 2:
Information and Knowledge Management, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Development Studies and related areas;
Area 3:
International Relations, Political Science, Development Studies, Public Policy, Knowledge
Management, Business Administration and related areas;
Area 4:
Economics, Development Issues, Sociology, Political Science, Public and Social Policy, Agronomy, Nutrition, Sustainable Development and related areas;
Area 5:
Economics, Development Issues, Sociology, Political Science, Public and Social Policy, Agronomy, Nutrition, Sustainable Development, Demography and related areas;
Area 6:
Demography, International Development, Public Health, Sociology, Sustainable Development, Public and Social Policy and related areas;
The Internship is planned to be for a 3-months period. Internship assignments can vary in length
according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of IPC-IG.
Assignments are available on a fulltime basis (35 hours per week) following the indicative schedule given below:
  • Option 1–From February through April 2016
  • Option 2– From April through June 2016
  • Option 3– From June through August 2016
  • Option 4 – From August through November 2016
  • Option 5– From September 2016 through January 2017
Interns are selected on a competitive basis. The following minimum qualifications are required:
  • Enrollment in a graduate-level degree program in a recognized University at the time you assume the position at IPC-IG (not have graduated prior to the beginning of the internship);
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development and relevant research experience and publications records.
  • Language skills: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Proficiency in Portuguese, Spanish, or French is desirable. Fluency in Chinese or Arabic is considered an asset.


Financial Issues
  • Internships at the United Nations, its Programmes, Funds and Agencies are not remunerated. The costs must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her own arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation, insurance, etc.
Application process
  • Applicants must submit the following required documents by e-mail:
  • Updated CV/résumé;
  • Complete and sign the form “Application for IPC Internship Programme” , which is available online at: IGInternshipProgramme2016.docx
  • A letter of endorsement from a senior faculty member or employer who has directly supervised the student in the recent past and who is fully acquainted with the student’s performance;
  • Copy of Passport’s Identification Page for foreigners, ID (RG) for Brazilians. Applicants must send the documents above specified to quoting in the subject “IPC-IG Internship Programme

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