The Peacebuilding Support Office would like to recruit an intern to support the work of the Peacebuilding Commission Support Branch.
Tasks will include:
1) Conducts qualitative research related to regional and national peacebuilding needs and programs;
2) Identifies sources and analyses peacebuilding related quantitative data;
3) Drafts inputs for written products, such as background and concept notes, based on qualitative research and data analysis;
4) Participates and supports relevant meetings of the Peacebuilding Commission;
5) Supports the preparation of briefing materials for the Assistant Secretary-General and other senior officials;
6) Performs other related duties as required.
The branch strives to offer interns an opportunity to work independently with substantive issues while also assisting colleagues in the day-to-day operations of the office. The intern will be encouraged to actively explore relevant training options from the wide range of training courses being offered on an on-going basis to UN staff at Headquarters, including self-paced online training courses on conflict sensitive planning and programming.
- 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 shortcoming
- 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
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1.Applicants at the time of application 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); or,
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent)
2.The field of study must be closely related to the type of internship you are applying for.
3. Proficient in standard word processing and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint or similar; Be proficient in standard office automation equipment, scanner, printer, etc.).
4.Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.
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 French or English and knowledge of the other is required.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
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.
We recruit interns throughout the year for assignments of at least 2 months. In your cover note, please indicate when you would like to start your internship. Please note that start and end dates are flexible. A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must also include:
？Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
？Graduation Date (When will you be/are graduating/have graduated from the programme?)
？List your top three areas of interest and please explain how your interests, skills and knowledge match either the strategic support or the analytics track.
？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, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.