UNICEF, Bangkok, Thailand

Research Intern

Duration: late May through end of August (as long as possible)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Qualifications: Economics major with a strong background in statistics. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Housing: Intern must find own housing through McCulloch Center and Alumnae Association

United Nations International Children's Education Fund (UNICEF) is a branch of the United Nations that focuses on issues affecting children, with an emphasis on health, education, child protection, HIV/AIDS, and social policy. The East Asia and Pacific Regional Consultation (EAPRO) is a regional office of UNICEF that provides strategic and advisory support to UNICEF Country Offices in the region. EAPRO covers 14 countries, including Mongolia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The Social Policy and Economic Analysis Section uses research and analysis to influence government programs and advise UNICEF Country Offices on their best strategic emphasis.

Under the guidance of the Regional Social Policy and Economic Analysis Adviser, the intern will assist on projects based on her strengths, skills, and interests.  Past interns have conducted statistical analyses and gathered and compiled data to support the unit's projects.

Qualifications:  Excellent research writing skills. Background in international relations, development studies, or in Southeast Asia is also helpful.

Work hours in Bangkok are from 8.00-16.00.

UNICEF will provide airport pickup and drop-off and will assist the intern in finding accommodations in Bangkok.

 Current as of summer 2013.