Intern – Meetings Services Support

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    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Administration, Conference and Meeting Services
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Work Location
Expected duration
Maximum of 6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
Org. Setting and Reporting: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF) supports projects to reverse the deterioration of the Earth’s stratospheric ozone layer and reducing consumption of high global warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). It was established in 1991 as the financial mechanism of the Montreal Protocol to assist developing countries (Article 5 countries in the language of the Protocol) in complying with their obligations under the Montreal Protocol. The MLF is managed by the Executive Committee, which is assisted by the Fund Secretariat, located in Montreal, Canada and administered by UNEP ( This internship is located in UNEP/MLF at the Montreal duty station. Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. 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. Responsibilities: Under the general supervision of the Chief of Administration, and the direct supervision of the Information Management Officer, the intern will provide assistance to the Multilateral Fund Secretariat with the following duties: • Provide support in the coordination of translation activities related to the work of the Fund Secretariat; • Assist with providing translators with all references, terminology, and documentation necessary for accurate editing and translation of documents, publications and agreements; • Assist in reviewing documents submitted for translation to determine whether all or part of text has been taken from previously translated sources and identify these sources; • Provide support in the posting of documents on the Secretariat’s website; • Identify and retrieve documents from the Multilateral Fund network and databases, search and retrieve information from the Internet and other sources as required; • Identify and supply language versions of acronyms, quotations and background documentation useful for terminology and phraseology; • Perform some informal editing functions and bring errors in text to the attention of submitting officer; • Provide support in the organisation and holding of meetings of the Executive Committee and any other events of the Multilateral Fund Secretariat, including in the preparation of documents; • Assist with any other tasks, as required.
Qualifications/special skills
Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application 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); c. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above). d. Preferred area of study: Languages, translation studies, information, communications, or related fields. The applicant should have: a. Analytical skills, good communication skills both written and oral; b. Proficiency in computer skills, population of websites, use of databases, web-based platforms and relevant software; c. Keen interest in the work of the United Nations and personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter; d. The ability to interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter. 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. 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. For this internship fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Additional Information
Applicants who have previously served six months, in total, as an intern in one or more UN Common Systems cannot be engaged as an intern. Applicants who are children, siblings, and sons or daughters-in-law (including stepchildren, half-siblings, or stepsiblings) of an active staff member in a UN Common System cannot be engaged as an intern.
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
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