联合国亚洲及太平洋经济社会委员会（简称“亚太经社会”，U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific -- ESCAP)是联合国经济社会理事会下属的五个区域委员会之一，是亚太地区建立最早、代表性最为广泛的政府间多边经济社会发展组织。其主要职能是通过区域和次区域合作促进本地区社会经济的发展，是联合国在亚太地区的主要经济和社会发展事务的论坛。亚太经社会是联合国的附属组织，工作包括透过在区内收集、评估和分发有关经济、科技及统计资料，进行研究并提出制订新措施，以促进亚太地区对最大成员国的经济发展。
ESCAP provides opportunities for students enrolled in graduate school/PhD programme, students enrolled in the final year of a first university degree, students having graduated with a university degree less than one year ago to undertake an internship with one of its diverse range of divisions and agencies, most of which are located at its Bangkok headquarters.
The programme aims to expose the intern to the day-to-day work and special missions of ESCAP, promote a better understanding of international problems, and to introduce the intern to the unique and multinational work environment of the UN organization.
The programme will enhance the intern's educational experience through practical work and/or research, along with providing the host division at ESCAP with able assistance in various specialized professional fields.
Interested graduate students who meet the Eligibility Criteria should submit their application through an online system: Careers portal, after reading the Job Openings of the Internship Programme. Please note the varied deadlines for submitting applications as indicated in each internship announcement, which is generally one and a half months prior to the start of the Programme
Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or have graduated with a university degree (first university degree, or second university degree or equivalent, or higher) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.