Intern – Political Affairs

negotiable / YEAR Expired 4 weeks ago
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Work Location
New York
Expected duration
Three months
Duties and Responsibilities
The position is located in the Office of the Victims’ Rights Advocate (OVRA). The OVRA was created as part of the four-pronged strategy set out in the 2017 report of the SG to the General Assembly on special measures on protection from sexual exploitation and abuse: a new approach (A/71/818). The mandate of the Victims’ Rights Advocate is directed to ensure that rights and dignity of victims are at the forefront of all elements of the UN system-wide response to sexual explotation and abuse alleged to be perpetrated by UN uniformed or civilain personnel and non-UN troops serving under a SC mandate. Within the delegated authority, the Political Affairs intern will perform the following duties: • Conduct research and analysis on matters of concern to the work of the VRA. • Prepare ad hoc short policy papers on topics related to the VRA’s mandate. • Draft or contribute to the drafting of notes, background papers, talking points, speeches and other materials in the area of responsibility. • Attend and take notes of the proceedings of meetings and conferences. • Provide support for meetings of the Senior Victims’ Rights Officers and Victims’ Rights Focal Points. • Assist in communication and public information activities and outreach. • Perform other related duties as assigned.
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: (1) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or (2) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent). Be computer literate in standard software applications; Applicants should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter. In addition, candidates should 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 internsh
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Additional Information
Visa and work authorization mandatory requirements; For internships in the United States of America interns who are not US citizens, permanent residents or on another non-immigrant (such as F1 visa) status, will be required to obtain a G4 visa. Interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization (CPT/OPT). allowing them to undertake the internship. Terms of the internship programme: -The minimum duration of this internship is three months which can be extended up to a total of six months Interns are expected to work on a full-time or part-time basis in the entity that has selected them under the supervision of a staff member at an appropriate level. The working hours will be discussed with the supervisor at the time of the interview. Internships may be undertaken on the basis of flexible working arrangements if: -The receiving entity agrees in writing to accept an intern on the basis of flexible working arrangements. -Interns agree that they are required to work the equivalent of a minimum of at least two months on a full-time basis or four months on a part-time basis in order to receive recognizion of service as an intern. An internship under such arrangements must be completed within a six-month period. -A record of attendance shall be maintained by the receiving entity in order to ensure that the intern meets this requirement. -Interns serving in one entity do not have a right to transfer to another entity. -Full provisions related to the conditions and terms of the UN Internship programme can be accessed on the following link: . Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration. A complete online application (cover note and candidate profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The cover note must include: -Title of degree you are currently pursuing -Graduation date from your current program -List of IT skills and programmes you are proficient in -List your top three areas of interest/department preferences -Explain why you are the best candidate -Explain your interest in the UN Internship Programme in your candidate profile, be sure to include all past work experiences if any, skills and three references. Due to a high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted
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
New York, United States
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