INTERN - POLITICAL AFFAIRS [Temporary]
New York City (United States of America)
Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship is located in the Office of the Special Coordinator on improving United Nations Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. The internship is for a period of three months, with the possibility for extension. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member within the office.Responsibilities
Duties may include but are not limited to:• Research on issues related to the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse including data collection and analysis; • Support in
implementing internal and external communications strategies through the use of web-based tools; • Providing general office support services; drafting and/or processing a variety of
correspondence and other communications • Assisting in preparing, updating and maintaining a variety of presentations and other communications materials; • Other responsibilities, as
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 Teamwork:• 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. Client Orientation:• 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
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); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above)
and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation; • Be computer literate in standard software applications, in particular Microsoft Word and Excel; •
Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have 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.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in this internship. However please list all experiences on your application.Languages
Fluency in English or French required with knowledge of the other required or desirable:
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English with knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.Special Notice
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required.Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:• Title of
degree you are currently pursuing • Graduation Date (when will you be graduating from the programme) • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in • Explain why you
are the best candidate for this role • Explain your interest in the United Nations.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.