INTERN - PUBLIC INFORMATION
Application deadline 5 hours ago: Thursday 26 Jan 2023 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Org. Setting and Reporting The intern will work in the Office of the Police Adviser in the United Nations Police Division, Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). The Police Division supports the implementation of policing and rule of law mandates of United Nations peace operations. The internship is for a period of six months and is UNPAID and full-time. Working hours for the intern are 35 hours per week. The internship will be undertaken in a hybrid working arrangement (New York City, USA, and remote. The Intern reports to the Special Assistant to the Police Adviser.
More information on the functions of the Police Division can be found on the below link: https://police.un.org/en
Responsibilities Duties for the Public Information Intern may include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in monitoring media coverage of United Nations Police and international relations issues. - Assist with media outreach and events. - Assist in United Nations Police policy, communication and outreach activities targeted at both internal and external audiences. - Research, compile, draft and edit basic information for use in the preparation and production of public information and policy materials, including website content in English and French. - Assist with preparing training materials, based on the existing UN Police guidelines under the supervision of a staff member. - Assist with the maintenance of and help develop United Nations Police Social Media tools (Twitter, Facebook, flickr, etc.). - Assist in liaison with police public information focal points in peace operations that have a United Nations Police component, particularly as relates to generating multimedia public information materials. - Assist in the preparation of policy and outreach material such as talking points, correspondence and presentations. - Administrative duties, such as organization of events, website management and preparing public information materials, may constitute up to 50% of the intern's workload depending on ongoing activities at the United Nations Police Division. - Perform other duties as necessary.
Competencies Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
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.
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.
Education To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme the following conditions must be met:
(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 above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
- Be computer literate in standard software applications including Microsoft Office suite (Excel and PowerPoint in particular);
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations.
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 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.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Working knowledge of other French or any other UN languages is desirable.
Assessment Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Special Notice The internship is UNPAID and may be either full-time or part-time. It should be noted that full-time internship working hours are 35 hours per week, while part-time internship working hours are 20 hours per week. The internship will be undertaken either remotely outside the duty station or in a hybrid working arrangement at the UN Premise, New York, United States.
It should be noted that the following guidance published by the Office of Human Resources on the return to premises will apply to interns: 1. Mandatory reporting of vaccination status (regardless of the location of the intern) 2. Flexible Working Arrangements for those working on premises for up to 4 days per week 3. Remote internships continue as an option if presence is not required at the duty station.
Duration of need : six (6) months
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
The United Nations does not financially remunerate interns. 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. For internships outside the United States, interns who are not citizens of the country, permanent residents, or not currently in the country's non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a valid visa and work permit, allowing them to undertake the internship.
Applicants who are children or siblings (including stepchildren, half-siblings, or stepsiblings) of a staff member and sons or daughters-in-law may not be engaged as an intern.
We recruit interns throughout the year for assignments of at least 2 months. In your cover note, please indicate when you would like to start your internship. Please note that start and end dates are flexible. A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must also include: •Title of degree you are currently pursuing. •Graduation Date (When will you be/are graduating/have graduated from the programme?) •List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in •List your top three areas of interest and please explain how your interests, skills and knowledge match either the strategic support or the analytics track. •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, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
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.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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.
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