工作地点：New York 截止日期：31 March , 2019
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)/ Office of Intergovernmental Support and Coordination for Sustainable Development (OISC), Operational Activities Policy Branch (OAPB), internship is for two months, with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the Department.
The internship is UNPAID and full time.
Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the work unit to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background, the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
-Conduct research on relevant topics in sustainable development and operational activities for development of the UN development system;
-Analyze qualitative and quantitative data and prepare data visualizations and infographics based on tables, figures, statistical results;
-Assist in the organization of high-level panels and seminars for the General Assembly and ECOSOC and prepare summaries of their outcomes;
-Support informal consultations on intergovernmental legislation.
-Follow various intergovernmental meetings in ECOSOC and the General Assembly and prepare draft summaries of intergovernmental discussions and consultations, upon request.
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
-Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
-Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
-Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings
-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
-Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
The intern is expected to:
-Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
-Have a demonstrated ability to successful interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
-Have demonstrated strong writing skills and a demonstrated ability to analyze written information and policy discussions to provide succinct analyses of key messages in the form of summaries, briefings, background notes and other materials.
-Have a demonstrated ability to analyze qualitative and quantitative data and create data visualizations and infographics based on tables, figures and statistical results.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
-Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a)be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or higher); or
(b)be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); or
(c)have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
-Be computer literate in standard software applications.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme..
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme.
Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
- Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
- Dates of availability for the internship.
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- List your top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.