Internship Opportunity at the UN in Economic Affairs in Lebanon 2021

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Internship Opportunity at the UN in Economic Affairs in Lebanon 2021

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 The United Nations (UN) is looking for an enthusiastic Economic Affairs intern to join the team in Beirut, Lebanon for 2021. The duration of the internship is normally two months on a full-time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months. The internship certificate is awarded on the recommendation of the supervisor.


  1. Conducts research and reference searches on issues relating to economic governance, economic development, institution-building, political economy and general areas of work.
  2. Compiles, processes and works with socioeconomic databases derived from a variety of sources.
  3. Supports drafting of inputs to presentations, project documents and research papers as well as supports the organization of meetings.
  4. Surveys and prepares reports on the economic and social policy environment in the region.
  5. Performs other duties assigned.

Qualifications and skills:


  1. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  2. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise.
  3. Is willing to learn from others, and places team agenda before personal agenda.
  4. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  5. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client orientation: 

  1. Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view.
  2. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
  3. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
  4. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.
  5. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.
  6. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


  1. Actively seeks to improve programs or services.
  2. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs.
  3. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas.
  4. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas.
  5. Thinks “outside the box”.
  6. Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things.
  7. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Technological Awareness: 

  1. Keeps abreast of available technology.
  2. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office.
  3. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.
  4. Shows willingness to learn new technology. 
  5. Proficient in MS office applications and analytical software (e.g. STATA).


  1. Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
  2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
  3. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
  4. Be computer literate, especially in Word and Excel. 
  5. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  6. Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. this post, fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is required. 

About the United Nations:

The United Nations (UN), was established in 1945, is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Research, Economics

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Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
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Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Educational Level
High School Diploma, Bachelor
Required Languages
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