Passenger and Cargo Border Team (PCBT) Intern

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Passenger and Cargo Border Team (PCBT) Intern
Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 225288
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Drug Control and Crime Prevention
Category and Level : Internship, I-1
Duty Station : VIENNA
Department/Office : United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date Posted : Jan 10, 2024
Deadline : Jan 26, 2024

Work Location
Vienna, Austria
Expected duration
6 months, either 15 April 2024 – 11 October 2024 OR 07 October 2024 – 04 April 2025
Duties and Responsibilities
The internship is located with the Passenger and Cargo Border Team (PCBT) in the Border Management Branch (BMB), Division for Operations (DO), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna (Austria).

We are looking for two positions, one with a desired starting date of 15 April 2024 and one with a desired starting date of 07 October 2024. The internship is for six months, is UNPAID and full-time. Please indicate in your application which period you are interested in. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of professional staff of the office to which they are assigned.

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

•Undertake research work, using electronic sources, in the field of transnational organized crime with particular emphasis on illicit trafficking as well as other relevant topics as required;
•Assist in the drafting of concept notes and background documents taking stock of existing knowledge on a specific issue in order to suggest operational ways forwards for the Programme;
•Assist the PCBT team in desk work, with fact-checking, editing and proof-reading;
•Prepare training material for technical assistance activities such as training workshops;
•Assist in the preparation of ad hoc events such as side events for CND/CCPCJ;
•Assist in the preparation of promotional materials, social media tweets and website updates;
•Ensure the efficient and accurate collection and organization of data through such tasks as establishing and maintaining files using accepted organizational methods;
•Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications/special skills
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(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 (OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY TO SUPPORT ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION).

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.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

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