• Graduate Intern Recruitment at The United Nations

  • Posted on: 24 January, 2017 Deadline: 13 February, 2017
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  • The United Nations is the one international organization with the reach and vision capable of solving global problems.

    The United Nations Foundation links the UN's work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations.

    The United Nations Foundation is honored to work with you and the United Nations to foster a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.

    Graduate Intern, Communications

     

    Ref: UNODC-73289-R-Abuja (O)

    Responsibilities The intern shall undertake the following duties which may include, but are not limited to:

    • Assistance in drafting and preparing documents for publication on the website of the Office
    • Document and internet research for communication products on UNODC work in Nigeria
    • Assistance during conferences
    • Working on web-presentation
    • Compiling statistics
    • Media analysis
    • Speech-writing
    • Assistance in the management of the website
    • Perform other duties as assigned.
    • Competencies

    Org. Setting and Reporting

    • The internship in UNODC's Country Office in Nigeria is for two months with an opportunity for extension, dependent upon the needs of the department.
    • The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
    • Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of the Representative and in cooperation with the Communications Officer.

    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 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.

    Technological Awareness:

    • Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

    Education
    To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation (officical proof from the University to support one of the above options has to be attached to the inspira application).

    Requirements
    Applicants are additionally required to:

    • Possess an academic background in the field of political science, international relations, security studies, criminal justice or related discipline;
    • Be computer literate in standard software applications, including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
    • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
    • 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.

    Work Experience

    • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme, but are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their application.
    • Applicants must have a keen demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.

    Languages:

    • 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.

    Assessment:

    • Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager 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:
    • Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
    • Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
    • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
    • List your top three areas of interest.
    • 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, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to career website on careers.un.org to apply

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