HDRO produces a global Human Development Report each year devoted to a specific key topic in human development which changes each year. The team’s work focuses on: conducting background research; coordinating the consultation process of the report with external and internal experts; drafting discussion notes and documents for the report; writing the final draft of the Report; overseeing the production -including editing, layout, proofreading and printing- and providing material for outreach and advocacy purposes. Research interns may be asked to:
The Human Development Report contains an extensive statistical annex and technical notes aimed at covering a wide range of human development issues. In addition, the global report contains both statistical analyses in the main body of the report. Statistical interns may be asked to participate in the following activities:
HDRO engages with policy makers, promotes an informed public debate on human development, and works to achieve change based on the ideas and analysis set out in the Human Development Reports. The team develops relations with the media, organizes events, identifies opportunities to influence debates, manages marketing and public information of the Human Development Report, and implements innovative knowledge management systems. More specifically, the intern will be involved in one or more of the following tasks:
HDRO supports teams around the world to produce better quality regional, national and sub-national Human Development Reports. Each year on average 20-30 reports are under production. The office’s work falls under the following areas: developing / improving standards, engaging in capacity building, creating and sharing knowledge, and increasing the visibility of HDRs. In undertaking this type of assignment interns will be involved in one or more of the following tasks:
The objective of this internship is to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about Human Development Reports – global, regional, national, sub-national - their various themes and development issues and how to raise the quality of these reports; to be knowledgeable about current international development issues; to master skills in basic analysis and research work; to be exposed to a large database of reports and related information.
Working under the supervision of the relevant team staff member, the intern will be expected to undertake work in one or more of the following areas (please indicate in your application which type(s) of internship interest you the most).