Opportunities

Internship Programme

What does the IPC-IG offer?

Our Internship Programme offers a select group of outstanding students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to the IPC-IG as a global forum of research, policy dialogue and South-South learning in the area of development innovations. 
 
It is designed to provide support to the IPC-IG’s applied research activities, policy advisory services, and communications outreach, among other areas. This opportunity will complement the intern’s own practical experience in various issues related to social protection and South-South cooperation, in addition, our programme offers the prospect of becoming involved in the United Nations System. This programme operates under the rules and policies of the UNDP Internship regulations and has a minimum duration of 12 weeks.
 

IPC-IG also welcomes applications of young researchers and PhD students to join the centre as a visiting scholar. This opportunity will be used mainly to advance on own research projects related to the IPC-IG’s priority areas. Visiting scholar opportunity is a subdivision within the Internship Programme, therefore it is guided for the same rules and regulations.The researcher will be supervised by a senior IPC-IG researcher, the visiting scholar will be highly encouraged to engage in regular discussions with IPC-IG and IPEA researchers, as well as staff of the UN agencies and policy makers in Brasilia. By the end of the period of volunteering, the visiting scholar will present a seminar focused on his/her own research for a round of IPC-IG`s seminar series and a publication (one pager or other).

 

IPC-IG working areas: 

  1. Communications and Web Development: Provide support to the IPC-IG’s Communications department and reinforce the communications activities of the socialprotection.org platform. Provide support to the Centre’s web development.
  2. Translation and Publications: Support the copyediting and translation of documents to meet the various demands of the IPC-IG’s Publications department.
  3. Knowledge Management: Support the dissemination of knowledge regarding the area of South-South cooperation and provide support to the Centre’s research on social protection policies and programmes. Provide assistance to the socialprotection.org platform.
  4. Programme and Operations: Provide support on a day-to-day basis for administrative tasks and activities whitin IPC-IG`s projects.
  5. Research on Social Protection: Provide technical support to the Centre’s research on social protection and cash transfer programmes.
  6. Research on Impact Evaluation: Provide support to the Centre’s research on impact evaluation in social protection programmes.
  7. Research on Population Studies: Provide support to the Centre’s population studies, research on demographic scenarios and public policies.

 

 Required qualifications for internship applicants: 

  • Enrolment in an undergraduate level or a graduate-level programme in a recognised university; OR a certifiable university degree. In this case, the applicant must start the internship within one year of graduation;
  • Demonstrate interest in the field of development, with relevant research experience and a publication record.
  • Language skills: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Proficiency in Portuguese, Spanish, or French is desirable.
  • Desirable knowledge of statistical software, such as STATA and R, for the Research and Project Management Areas.

Required qualifications for visiting scholar applicants

  • Enrolment in an PhD programme in a recognised university; OR a certifiable PhD`s degree. In this case, the applicant must start the visiting scholar within one year of graduation;
  • Demonstrate interest in the field of development, with relevant research experience and a publication record.
  • Language skills: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Proficiency in Portuguese, Spanish, or French is desirable.
  • Desirable knowledge of statistical software, such as STATA and R, for the Research and Project Management Areas.

 

How to apply?

Applicants must submit the following required documents by e-mail:
  • Updated CV/résumé.
  • The completed and signed form “Application for the IPC Internship Programme 2018”
  • A letter of endorsement from a senior faculty member or employer who has directly supervised the applicant in the recent past and who is fully acquainted with the applicant’s performance;
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport identification page, for overseas applicants; ID (RG) for Brazilians.

Applicants must send these documents to internship@ipc-undp.org quoting in the subject “IPC-IG Internship Programme”.
For Visiting Scholar, applicants must submit the following required documents by e-mail:

  • Updated CV/résumé.
  • Research Project;
  • Motivation Letter;
  • The completed and signed form “Application for the IPC Visiting Scholar 2018”
  • A letter of endorsement from a senior faculty member or employer who has directly supervised the applicant in the recent past and who is fully acquainted with the applicant’s performance
  • Copy of the applicant’s passport identification page, for overseas applicants; ID (RG) for Brazilians.

Applicants must send these documents to internship@ipc-undp.org quoting in the subject “IPC-IG Visiting Scholar”.

 

Job Opportunities

IPC-IG selects its team through competitive process advertised in our job opportunities page and the UNDP Brazil website. We hire development specialists and practitioners who want to contribute to our research and training agenda. We look for individuals that can communicate policy advice and new ideas across cultures and foster partnerships and collaboration among development players. The IPC-IG is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.

Available vacancies and application information will be displayed below:
 
Job Title Deadline
Database Assistant - Service Contract 24/10/2018
Researcher - Service Contract 24/10/2018