Vacancies for internships and positions within the Global Pulse network of Pulse Labs are periodically posted here:


Communications Officer

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Application deadline: 22 April (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of contract: Service Contract 

Grade: SB5

Duration of contract: 12 months 

UN Global Pulse is looking for a Communications Officer to work in our Lab in Kampala to draft and develop communications materials for print, web and social media.

The candidate should hold a Master's degree in Communications, Media relation, Journalism or a related field and at least 10 years of experience working in the field of communications, print and broadcast media. Proven knowledge and experience of using social media is a requirement. Apply and read more about the job description:  


Data Privacy and Legal Assistant Intern

Location: New York, USA

Application deadline: 5 May (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of contract: Intern

Duration of contract: 3 months (with the possibility of extension)

We are seeking an intern to support the Pulse Lab missions around the world on issues relating to privacy and data protection. This intern will work closely with a supervising legal and privacy specialist and have the opportunity to learn about aspects of contracting and partnering with technology and data companies.

Click here to view the full vacancy and apply online. Please note that applications will only be accepted through the UNOPS Global Personnel Recruitment System.



Thanks for your interest in Global Pulse. Aside from applying to advertised vacancies, here are several other ways to express interest in getting involved:


Pulse Lab Kampala is pleased to announce new internship opportunities!  We invite you to explore the opportunities of working with our Lab in Kampala. Please click here for more details and information on how to apply. 


Pulse Lab Jakarta is pleased to announce an exciting new Internship Programme! The internship aimed at Indonesian nationals, but a small number of international interns are also accepted. Please click here for more details and information on how to apply.


Global Pulse has a Fellowship Program for current Masters, PhD students or postdoctoral researchers to work with us on their own research question. Global Pulse hosts fellows in New York. The Pulse Labs in Kampala and Jakarta also host fellows. We actively open Fellowship vacancies a few times a year, but you can submit a research question and CV for consideration to with the subject line "Research Fellow Inquiry."


We welcome experienced data science and data engineers to email a CV for future consideration at

We welcome interested data privacy professionals to email a CV for future consideration at

Due to the high volume of interest, regretfully, all messages will not be responded to individually.


The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development by mobilizing volunteers who serve on-site or online, advocating for volunteerism globally and encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming. Sign-up on UNV Online Volunteering service to support Global Pulse or other UN agencies and NGOs over the Internet. You can follow UNV on Twitter @unvolunteers or create an alert to receive a notification when an online volunteering opportunity matching your interest is available. Data scientists, data privacy professionals and data engineers are highly encouraged to do so as demand for such expertise is rapidly growing. Should you wish to volunteer on-site, you can also register your profile in UNV’s roster that is used to fill UN agencies volunteer requests.