Intern

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    INTERN
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Administration
  • Deadline:
    08/03/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Work Location
In-Person, Full-time
Expected duration
The duration of the internship is for a period of four but no more than six months subject to the needs of the office and the availability of the intern with starting dates as of March 2024.
Duties and Responsibilities
The internship positions are located in the Secretariat of the International Narcotics Control Board (SINCB), Division for Treaty Affairs (DTA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna (Austria). The INCB is the independent, quasi-judicial control and treaty monitoring body for the implementation of international drug control treaties. In accordance with its functions and mandate, the INCB closely monitors international trade in controlled substances to ensure sufficient quantities of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursor chemicals are available for medical, scientific and industrial use, and that there is no diversion from licit sources to illicit traffic. For more information on INCB, please visit the following website: www.incb.org. The internships are UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The internship will be in person at the duty station, local conditions permitting, with the option of flexible working arrangements. The intern shall undertake the following duties which may include, but are not limited to: – Collect and analyze information on approaches and developments in drug control, including legislation, policy approaches, demand and supply reduction measures, and trends in drug abuse, illicit cultivation, manufacture and trafficking; – Assist in the evaluation of Government compliance with the three international drug control conventions (1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and 1988 Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances); – Provide support to the Secretary of the Board, the Chiefs of Section and professional staff of the Secretariat in the substantive servicing of the INCB sessions, including assisting in the preparation of session documentation by undertaking specific research activities, and other duties as required; – Contribute to the preparation of documents, background information, newsletters, presentations, public information material, background notes and speeches, including informal translation of documents as required; – Assist in the analysis of responses to various INCB questionnaires; – Assist the Secretary of the Board, Chiefs of Section and professional staff of the Secretariat in the implementation of INCB decisions; – Assist the Chiefs of Section in the analysis of data submitted by competent national authorities as required by the conventions; – Attend and take notes at various meetings as required; – Perform other tasks as required.
Qualifications/special skills
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: • 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 recently graduated with a university degree (as defined above) (OFFICIAL WRITTEN PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING ONE OF THE ABOVE POSSIBILITIES MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION); • 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 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. 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 United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French, Spanish or another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Additional Information
Not available.
Intern Specific text
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. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
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