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United Nations 2023 Academic Impact Internship Opportunity

The Internship is in the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative, which is part of the Education Outreach Section within the Outreach Division of the Department of Global Communications. UNAI is an initiative that engages institutions of higher education with the United Nations in supporting and contributing to the realization of United Nations goals and mandates, including the promotion and protection of human rights, access to education, sustainability, and conflict resolution.

The internship is for a minimum period of four months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the Unit and availability of the candidate.

The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days a week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.

The internship will be undertaken either remotely outside the duty station, in a hybrid working arrangement or fully in-person at UN Headquarters in New York, United States. In case of a hybrid working arrangement, a minimum of two days a week in the office would be required.


United Nations Academic Impact Internship

Application DeadlineAugust 13, 2023
TypeInternship
SponsorUnited Nations
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of United Nations Academic Impact Internship

Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the intern will assist the UNAI team with its daily tasks.

The selected intern may perform some of the following functions:

  • Conducting internet research on thematic issues related to UNAI’s principles and mandate, including the Sustainable Development Goals, Human Rights and Global Citizenship Education
  • Drafting, formatting, editing and posting original web site content/news stories, including graphics, photographs and video
  • Drafting social media content for UNAI Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts
  • Assisting with planning and organization of lectures and events, including researching speakers, preparing invitations and promotional material
  • Maintaining UNAI databases
  • Providing general office support (processing, drafting and finalizing correspondence and other communications; setting up and maintaining files/records, organizing meetings etc.

Requirements for United Nations Academic Impact Internship

Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants 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).

Applicants must also:

  • Be computer literate in standard software applications
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN 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.

Skills and experience in writing, social media and multimedia production are strongly desired.

Work Experience

  • 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.
  • Experience writing for social media platforms and websites is desirable.
  • Experience producing multimedia communications materials is desirable.

Languages: English and French are working languages of the UN Secretariat. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment: Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Application Deadline

August 13, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations on to apply

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)
  • 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.

Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations.

Interns will need to provide all necessary hardware (computer), software and internet connection to perform the internship remotely.

This job opening is generic and further notice about any non-selections will not be issued due to the nature of the advertisement.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.


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