We seek motivated interns to support the work of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. This position seeks interns to take assignments with the Gender Team in the Office of the Senior Adviser on Policy.
Interns report to full-time professional staff in our teams and focus on the work of the Gender Team.
The internship is for a minimum period of three months and maximum period of six months.
In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, interns may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. The intern must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.
Sector of Assignment: Political Affairs, Social and Economic Affairs, Humanitarian Affairs, Gender
Under the overall direction of the Secretary-General’s Principal Advisor on Gender, the intern will be responsible for:
？ Daily news tracking and news updates on topics of gender equality and women’s rights.
？ Tracking and summarizing relevant reports on gender related topics.
？ Contributing to background materials for meetings of Senior UN officials, when requested.
？ Conducting research and analysis on key issues related to gender and women’s rights in the Secretary-General’s priorities, including his Call to Action for Human Rights, his Common Agenda, climate change and COVID-19 response and recovery.
？ Supporting the collection of data on gender discriminatory laws and the use of temporary special measures and quotas to accelerate women’s participation and gender equality.
？ Liaise with other EOSG colleagues as required.
？ Performs other related duties as required.
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.
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.
Planning and Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme.
All interested candidates must:
？ Be computer literate in standard software applications;
？ Have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
？ 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 English is required for the internship. 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.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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.