Internship with Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development (GCTISD)
|Application Deadline :||29-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||14d 7h 5m|
|Type of Contract :||Internship|
|Post Level :||Intern|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||2 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||2 - 6 months|
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The Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development (GCTISD) was announced as a new project of the Singapore Government and UNDP in late 2018. A small team is currently setting-up the programme and key partnerships with public and private sector partners in Singapore. Government partners include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), the Public Service Division and the Economic Development Board (EDB).
Given its mandate to co-design and share innovative tech solutions for sustainable development, the Centre plans to evolve experimentation activities with UNDP’s Accelerator Labs Network (see www.acceleratorlabs.org) which is currently being set-up at country-level. GCTISD will work closely with UNDP’s vast network of advisors at Regional Hubs, in the Global Policy Network and at HQ who advise programme and policy to catalyse new insights, partnerships and action on the ground. Above all, we aim to make a difference in the development journeys of our partners – Governments and development partners who are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Collaboration and partnership with innovators, practitioners and thought leaders in the private sector, think tanks and academia will be key to our success as a facilitator, broker, curator and convener of cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions.
GCTISD seeks to enlist 2-3 interns to support the programme development, partnership development and communications activities of the Centre. Our interns will be given the opportunity to work on assignments that complement their academic studies and connect with the thematic focus of the GCTISD.
Duties and Responsibilities
Interns will be responsible for the following:
Once the candidate has been selected, the following additional documents need to be submitted (prior to joining):
Candidate should have the following competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Please refer to the above academic requirements.
Preferable fields of study: computer science and engineering (data science, big data, artificial intelligence, sensor technology, etc.), industrial design, environmental studies, journalism / communications, graphic design.
EligibilityInterns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNDP internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic 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 first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
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.
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