工作地点：Geneva 截止日期：28 March , 2021
Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship position is located in the Office of the Chief of Languages Service, Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva.
This internship is for two months, from 1 April 2021 to 31 May 2021.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of the Chief of the Languages Service or the internship supervisor, as appropriate.
Candidates are encouraged to highlight their specific skills and experience in their application. They are asked to do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both themselves and the receiving Section.
The Intern will assist with the following duties:
In the framework of the speech-to-text project:
- Identifies, maps, collects, and extracts data sets, primarily those produced by the Languages Service and stored in gDoc;
- Cleans the data of noise to re-train the existing speech-to-text solution;
- Performs other related duties as required.
Planning and Organizing:
- Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; - Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required; - Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing the work; - Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; - Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; - Uses time efficiently.
- Keeps abreast of available technology; - Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office; - Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; - Shows willingness to learn new technology.
- 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 audience; - Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).
Interested candidates must be pursuing or pursued their degree in areas related to this Job Opening (pls. indicate here the field of education required for this internship).
In addition, interested candidates must:
- Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point);
- 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 successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written Arabic is required for this internship. Knowledge of either English or French is necessary to communicate with the internship supervisor. (The official languages of the United Nations are: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish).
Potential candidates may be contacted by the hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates who have been short-listed will be contacted.
Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The cover note must include:
- Date of availability
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
- Graduation date (When will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme?).
- IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- 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.
There should be no expectation of employment by the United nations upon completion of the internship.
Interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. the United nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of theses conditions of service.
A person who is the child of sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child of the spouse of a parent of a staff member (that is, also half- and step-sibling).
Candidates of certain nationalities must obtain a visa authorizing their stay in Switzerland before they depart for Geneva to begin their internship. While this is the overall responsibility of the selected candidate, we will provide information and supporting documents in this regard.
“In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship？remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.”
？？Dans le contexte de la pandémie de maladie à coronavirus (COVID-19), et compte tenu des contraintes liées à la délivrance des visas, aux voyages internationaux et à l’accès aux locaux de l’ONU, il peut être demandé aux candidates et candidats d’effectuer leur stage à distance, en tout ou en partie？？.