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- BY Nicole Pelette
Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) is one of the UNDP’s six Global Policy Centers. IICPSD supports the private sector and foundations to become transformative partners in development through research, advocacy, facilitation of public-private dialogue and brokering partnerships. IICPSD leads UNDP’s global work on private sector and foundations and supports UNDP’s offices all around the world.
IICPSD offers internship opportunities for outstanding graduate-level students. The research internship programme provides direct exposure to IICPSD's work as a center of excellence for the private sector’s role in development and inclusive markets. The programme is designed to provide support to IICPSD’s applied research and policy advisory services as well as to complement the interns’ practical experience in various issues related to private sector engagement, human capital development, impact investing in the achievement of SDGs and other topics of international development.
The complexity of development challenges requires deploying advanced analytical systems that will harness insights from UNDP's experience and return synthesized and comprehensive information and visualizations for fast action.
The objective of the Data Science Research Internship is to provide the intern with the opportunity to work on how to deploy big data and machine learning approaches on development issues; and particularly to analyze and learn from text-based sources of data using natural language processing algorithms and tools. In particular, the intern will contribute to data acquisition, preparation, analysis, and visualizations efforts.
More information about UNDP’s private sector related work can be found online at www.iicpsd.org. The Programme operates under the rules and regulations of the UNDP Internship Policy.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Data Science Research Intern will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the technical specialist. The intern will perform the following functions:
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
Language: Fluent in English with excellent reading and writing skills.