The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is a small team located at the United Nations in New York. Our single most important function is to write the global Human Development Report, UNDP's flagship publication. HDRO has a small core team of professionals headed by HDRO Director, Mr. Khalid Malik. Report preparation is supported by a panel of eminent economists and distinguished development professionals. All of the writing is done in-house. Besides the Human Development Report, the Office also commissions studies and other publications related to the annual Report themes.
HDRO also supports national Report teams in the preparation and review of their National Human Development Reports. The Resources sectio of our website is dedicated to this endeavor. Because the Reports are widely viewed as trend setters in the ongoing development debate, much of the work here consists of conceptualizing and formulating new ideas, and using data and other research tools for presenting information - making sure that we deserve our reputation.
Each year HDRO accepts a number of interns to assist the Human Development Report team in doing research and communications work. We offer internships throughout the year.
An ideal candidate for internships should have one of the following profiles:
Interested applicants can review short descriptions of function at HDRO to assist you in determining which are your functions of preference.
Interested candidates should apply online using our Online Internship Application Form. Alternatively, you can also mail a cover letter and a recent CV at least six months prior to internship. The cover letter should clearly indicate when and for how long the applicant is available. Women and candidates from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Online applications: Apply here
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Please have your updated CV ready to upload into our system.
Mailed applications must be addressed to:
Human Development Report Office