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United Nations (UN) 2020 LEGAL AFFAIRS Internship for young motivated Graduates

The Administrative Law Division (ALD) in the Office of Human Resources (OHR), Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC) internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the department.

ALD is seeking highly motivated graduate students who wish to gain professional experience in administrative law within an international organization. This three to six-month internship offers a practical educational experience and provides interns with the opportunity to work in a multicultural, intergovernmental organization.

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Aim and Benefits of UN Internship

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.


Requirements for UN Internship Qualification

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

  1. 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); (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation; or (d) if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree in Law or an area related to Law;
  2. Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  3. Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  4. 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
  5. English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of French is desirable.

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Interview date, Process and Venue for UN Internship

Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.Special Notice


Application Deadline

April 7, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations on inspira.un.org to apply

ALD is offering an internship during the Summer of 2020. A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include:

  1. The exact title and receipt date of your most recent degree and the title of any degree currently being pursued;
  2. Graduation Date (when will you be graduating from the programme in which you are enrolled);
  3. List the IT skills and programmes in which you are proficient;
  4. Explain why you are the best candidate for the Administrative Law Division and how the internship fits within your career plans;
  5. The period for which you will be available during Summer 2020, along with your estimated and preferred start and end dates of the internship

For more details, visit United Nations (UN) Intern – LEGAL AFFAIRS website


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