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Internship: Big Data for Social Good at UN Special Initiative

Posted: 2/14/2017 (Employment)

Pulse Lab Jakarta of the United Nations Global Pulse, a special innovation initiative and an applied research lab of the UN Secretary-General on Big Data and Data Revolution, is looking for few interns in 2017, working on Big Data and Data Science for Global Development and Humanitarian Action.

An intern will be invited to apply various data skills including data analytics, data mining and data visualization, to a variety of Big Data (e.g., social media, transportation data, financial data, and mobile data) in tackling different sustainable development issues, such as food and agriculture, public health, economic well-being, urban resilience, urban sensing, natural disaster and climate change.

The internship will be in Jakarta, Indonesia, specifically at the main district of the capital city, and a selected intern will be provided flights from/to the origin city as well as a minimum living allowance. We encourage an intern to work and stay with us longer than three months but the duration and starting date is negotiable and flexible.

Requirements: The applicants should be in a PhD program in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Quantitative Economics, Quantitative Social Science, Operations Research, or related fields, with proven publication records.

Application: For a full review, an application (including Cover Letter and CV) needs to be sent to by Feb 20, 2017.

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Deadline: 02/20/2017

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia