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Internship Call for Application - Sector for Culture (Headquarters)

Paris (France)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Paris (France)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Culture and Sport
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-31

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OVERVIEW

Grade : N/A

Parent Sector : [[ParentsSector]] CULTURE

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Non Staff INTERN

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 31-JUL-2020

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

ABOUT THE SECTOR Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity

UNESCO is convinced that no development can be sustainable without a strong culture component. Indeed, only a human-centred approach to development based on mutual respect and open dialogue among cultures can lead to lasting, inclusive and equitable results. Yet until recently, culture has been missing from the development equation.

 

To ensure that culture takes it rightful place in development strategies and processes, UNESCO has adopted a three-pronged approach. It spearheads worldwide advocacy for culture and development, while engaging with the international community to set clear policies and legal frameworks and working on the ground to support governments and local stakeholders to safeguard heritage, strengthen creative industries and encourage cultural pluralism.

 

UNESCO renowned cultural conventions provide a unique global platform for international cooperation and establish a holistic cultural governance system based on human rights and shared values. These international treaties endeavour to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage including ancient archaeological sites, intangible and underwater heritage, museum collections, oral traditions and other forms of heritage, and to support creativity, innovation and the emergence of dynamic cultural sectors.

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS
  • The Intern will have the opportunity to learn and support the over-all work of the sector / programme’s mission. 
  • The intern will be selected according to their specialization and needs of the sector.
  • Activities will vary depending on the requirements of the assignments.
  • Specific Terms of Reference and learning objectives will form part of the contract.
COMPETENCIES (Core) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Long Description

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNESCO internships must at the time of application meet the following academic requirements:

  • Completed university studies (bachelor's degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment.
  • Enrolled in a graduate programme (second university degree or Master's degree or equivalent, or higher), at the time of application. OR
  • Have graduated with a university degree (first or second degree as defined above), and must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Long Description
  • Age: You must be at least 20 years old to apply.
  • Languages: You should have an excellent command, both written and spoken, of English or French. A working knowledge of the other language (English or French) is an asset, and may be required for internships in secretarial and assistantship assignments at the headquarters.
  • Computer skills: You must have an excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.
  • Team player: You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
  • Communication skills: You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proof of health insurance coverage from a valid major global medical insurance company for the duration of the internship.
  • Provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship.
APPLYING INSTRUCTIONS

 

  • You are allowed to submit only one application,
  • The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months,
  • Even if you are eligible, there is no guarantee of placement. We receive more applications from qualified candidates than we can place,
  • Your application will be accessed by UNESCO managers around the world and will stay in our database for a period of six months,
  • We do not respond to each and every candidate. If selected, you will be directly contacted by the manager. If you do not receive any update within six months, it means that your application has not been successful.
COMPENSATION

UNESCO does not remunerate interns. There is no compensation, financial or otherwise for internship assignments.

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UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts. UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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