Political Affairs Intern: Peace and Humanitarian

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Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 226535
Job Network : Political, Peace and Humanitarian
Job Family : Political Affairs
Category and Level : Internship, I-1
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Department/Office : Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs-Department of Peace Operations-Shared Structure
Date Posted : Jan 23, 2024
Deadline : Feb 11, 2024

Work Location
Hybrid at New York, USA or all remote.
Expected duration
3 to 6 months. The desired start date is 18 March 2024, or sooner.
Duties and Responsibilities
The duration of the internship is for three (3) to six (6) months. This internship is UNPAID and full-time (35 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.

The Intern will support the work of the Central African Republic Integrated Operational Team (CAR IOT), which covers the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).


Within the delegated authority the Political Affairs Intern will perform the following duties:
• Monitor and analyze key political and security developments, including as they relate to the implementation of mandate of MINUSCA;
• Based on situation reports, press clippings, and media reports from the mission area, provide a daily news feed for principals;
• Monitor general issues and summarize key public and academic articles, correspondences relating to peacekeeping;
• Draft weekly reports on the political and security situation for the Security Council;
• Assist in the preparation of communication materials, including presentations;
• Participate in meetings and draft minutes/meeting summaries;
• Carry out individual research assignments and contribute to briefing materials on peacekeeping related issues;
• Perform any other duties as requested.
Qualifications/special skills
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);
(b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or

Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work. experience. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required.

Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage.
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 advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

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