Internships for Students in Digital Finance with UNCDF in Aisa

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Internships for Students in Digital Finance with UNCDF in Aisa

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UNCDF is looking for qualified interns all-year-around to participate in its internships and support its different activities related to the following functional areas:

  • Data Analytics.
  • Research and Writing in areas related to SDGs and Digital Economy.
  • Knowledge Management and Communication that includes social media engagement.
  • Blogging and Developing content related to the work of UNCDF.
  • Engaging in developing infographics, production of video blogs, pictures repository, etc.
  • New technology trends like AI, IOT, VR and how could it be deployed in the context of digital finance especially for low and moderate-income.
  • New business models that would allow for achieving the SDG goals through digital and finance.
  • Start-up engagement through the UNCDF accelerator and incubation program delivered through the financial innovation lab.
  • Impact of investment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Support in researching and developing summaries on key issues like food security and climate change, gig economy workers, health, digital stack, education, jobs and skills, other related topics under SDGs and where Digital and Finance could play a key role.
  2. Develop brief summaries as well as help to develop information sheets that summarize key research findings on specific technologies and /or their applications to development issues. These technologies will include those core to digital finance (mobile, payments, fintech) and those which support them (big data, artificial intelligence, internet of things, distributed ledger).
  3. Identify and review research, publications, and news related to how the digitization of finance is being applied to achieve the SDGS.
  4. Work on areas related to impact investment, research and assist with developing reports that contribute to different agendas of UNCDF.
  5. Data Analytics that includes working with a team on bigdata engagement, analyzing trends, assist the team with documenting the same.
  6. Communication support includes social media engagement, through the UNCDF community of practice platform and engaging with the members on the topic related to the digital economy.
  7. Engage in developing infographics, production of video blogs, pictures repository, etc.
  8. With UNCDF staff, participate in calls with industry leaders to take notes which will help provide up to date perspectives on the current applications of digital finance to the SDGs are progressing, the key barriers and risks, as well as the opportunities going forward.
  9. Be assigned to assist identified leaders to conduct and conclude their own research.
  10. To the extent convenient and possible, help prepare to participate in, and help document virtual or in-person convenings on the topic working with the assigned UNCDF leader.
  11. Assist in other organizational efforts related to the outreach to stakeholders.
  12. Other tasks as requested.

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Applicants to the internship program must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
    • Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in the field of Finance/Economics/Business Administration/Development studies and similar discipline from reputed Institution desired.
    • Have graduated with a university degree, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
  2. Demonstrated interest in topics related to socioeconomic development.
  3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and administrative skills.
  4. Able to take initiative and work independently.
  5. Proven ability to manage diverse and complex tasks.
  6. Excellent computer capabilities (Word, Excel, Power Point, Data programmes).
  7. Fluency in English is mandatory.
  8. Fluency in Hindi or Mandarin Chinese or other languages in the Asian region will be considered a distinct advantage.

Note: Internships may be in any of the following duty stations: Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh and other markets across Asia (such as, India, Indonesia, Singapore, China).

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Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Young Professionals
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
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Required Documents
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Educational Conditions

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Educational Level
High School Diploma
Required Languages
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