Summer Student Research Internships, United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society

“The United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a dynamic research start-up situated in the middle of the Pearl River Delta and the heart of the United Nations family. UNU-CS works at the intersections of information and communication technologies and international development (ICTD) focusing on the key challenges faced by developing societies through high-impact innovations in computing and communication technologies.

UNU-CS is nurturing three inaugural ICTD research Labs:

  • Digital Peace Lab: ICTs for peacebuilding and to support human security, respond to crises, and mitigate human displacement.
  • Gender Tech Lab: ICTs that promote women’s empowerment and enable sustainable community led development.
  • Small Data Lab: ICTs that create actionable knowledge from local data, empower citizens with data they trust, and improve global datasets with local data.

Our Visiting Research Assistant (Internship) positions are perfect for emerging and young researchers interested in working collaboratively with UNU-CS scholars. These positions last from 2-9 months and are based in Macau. Free housing and a small stipend (US$500 per month) is available for qualified applicants. Insurance and transportation to/from Macau is not provided.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter and current CV to The cover letter should make clear the dates the candidate would like to spend in Macau and what project(s) or researcher(s) they think would best fit their interests and skill sets. For full consideration, applicants for summer of 2017 are encouraged to submit their material by 1 May 2017.”


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