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

Internship: Data Privacy and Legal Assistant

Duration: 6 months

Organization: UN Global Pulse

Duty Station: New York, United States of America

Deadline: 30 May 2016

This internship is an exciting opportunity to learn and participate in a rapidly developing field of digital privacy and data protection. The work will entail assistance in research and development of ethical and legal frameworks and tools for responsible uses of various types of data (social media, mobile, financial, postal, radio etc.) applicable to development and humanitarian contexts.

Full terms of reference and information on how to apply can be found here: 



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 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, data privacy professionals and data engineers to email a CV for future consideration (  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.