For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 13 countries, UNU’s work spans the full breadth of the 17 SDGs, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu/.
The United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) is one of 14 research and training centres that comprise the UNU system. As a UN think tank, the mission of UNU-IIGH is to build knowledge and capacity for decision-making by UN agencies, programmes, and Member States about global health issues. The aim of UNU-IIGH is to contribute to the development and strengthening of health services policy frameworks and management actions, particularly for people in developing countries, and to support implementation of promotive and preventive approaches to human health. UNU-IIGH’s research and capacity building in global health relates specifically to informing the policy debates and directions that ensure that, in keeping with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), “no one is left behind”.
As part of its 2019-2023 strategy, UNU-IIGH has a research focus on gender while its role as a neutral convener is a core component of Institute’s work in translating evidence into policy. Whether conducting new research or bringing together existing evidence, we work with a diverse range of stakeholders to make global guidance policy relevant for country- level decision makers.
For more on the work of UNU-IIGH visit: iigh.unu.edu
UNU-IIGH Director, Pascale Allotey, is one of the co-chairs of the Lancet Commission on Gender and Global Health (LCGGH). The global health system has been aware of the relation between gender and health for decades, and scholarship in the area is widespread. Despite this body of knowledge, however, consideration of gender in global health is neglected. Gender is everywhere in global health discourse and promises, but nowhere in action or accountability plans. This Commission has been set up with the explicit and uncompromising aim to move beyond the evidence to catalyse action. The Commission was borne of a collective and strategic understanding of the need to mobilise individuals and institutions to redress imbalances in the gender–health relationship, producing a politically informed, globally relevant, and intersectional feminist strategy for structural change in global health.
The key tasks of the intern will include:
Required qualifications and competencies include:
The internship will last between three (3) months and (6) months; please indicate availability in your application.
UNU-IIGH provides a stipend for both in-person and remote interns.
Visit https://iigh.unu.edu/academic-programmes/internship/academic-internship.html for the full list of requirements and to apply.