工作地点：New York 截止日期：23 July , 2021
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Secretary-General recognizes that the United Nations is not immune to racism and racial discrimination and has called for action to identify, prevent and address racism and racial discrimination in the Organization in an 18-month campaign on awareness and action through December 2021.
In support of his efforts, the Secretary-General has established the “Task Force to Address Racism and Promote Dignity for all in the United Nations”, that will conduct its work through 30 September 2021.
The activities of the Task Force are supported by seven (7) sub-working groups that are required to examine the extend of personal, interpersonal, structural and institutional racism and racial discrimination in the Organization and make recommendations that will form the basis of the development of a Strategic Action Plan on addressing racism and promoting dignity for all in the United Nations.
The intern will report to the chairperson or alternate chairperson of the assigned sub-working of the Task Force.
Under the supervision of the chairperson or alternate chairperson of the assigned sub-working of the Task Force, the intern will:
Research, compile and organize information and reference materials from various sources in support of the activities of the assigned sub-working group and for reporting, workplan, studies, briefings, meetings, etc.
Participate and take notes in meetings involving external partners engaged to support the activities of the assigned sub-working group.
Compile, summarize and enter data on sub-working group deliverables; draft related status reports and identifiy delays in delivery and bring them to the attention of chairperson of the sub-working group.
Assist with simple statistical/data analysis.
Assist in the maintenance of websites by scanning, converting and posting a variety of documents onto the site.
Assist in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology/software.
Maintain electronic files and databases for sub-working group.
Show initiative and propose new ways to coordinate and streamline the work of the assigned sub-working group.
Provide other administrative and programmatic support to the assigned sub-working group.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed work assignment. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Communication: 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.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent) in administration or related area;
c) If pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time studies at an university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree in business or public administration or related area;
2. Be computer literate in standard word processing and software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar; Be proficient in standard office automation equipment scanner, printer, etc.
3. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.
4. 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. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Incomplete applications/personal history profiles (PHPs) will not be reviewed. Short-listed applicants may be contacted directly for an interview. For this reason, in the application cover letter it is important that you:
- Specify your general interest in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, including on addressing racism;
- Indicate, in order of preference, the top three sub-working groups of interest to you, i.e.:
(i) Staffing and career progression
(ii) Performance management, learning and development and abuse of office
(iii) Human resources strategies
(iv) Workplace culture and practices
(v) Implicit biases and how to address them
(vi) Awareness and action and communication
(vii) Development of the Strategic Action Plan
- Indicate recently obtained academic degree or the scheduled graduation for university study currently underway;
- Specify your period of availability and earliest commencement date; and
- Indicate information technology (IT) skills and programs in which you are proficient.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not United States citizens, permanent residents or not currently in the United States on a non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a G-4 visa. If already in the United States of America on another non-immigrant visa status other than G-4, interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization, allowing them to undertake the internship.
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.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.