Posting Title: INTERN - TRANSLATION (Chinese) - 4 internships, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: INTERN - CONFERENCE SERVICES
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Geneva
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 02 November 2022 - 01 December 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Conference Services-UNOG-194458-J-Geneva (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Org. Setting and Reporting
These internships are located in the Chinese Translation Section, Languages Service, Division of Conference Management, Department for General Assembly and Conference Management, Geneva, and are under the supervision of the Chief of the Section or the internship supervisor, as appropriate.
These internships are proposed for a period of two months, from 6 February 2023 to 31 March 2023. They will be organized on site or remotely subject to possible travel restrictions.
Internships are UNPAID and full-time, and interns work five (5) days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of staff members in the Chinese Translation Section.
Within delegated authority, the intern will assist with the following duties:
- Translates into Chinese documents drafted in English or in French, for training and other purposes and subject to revision.
- Performs other related duties as required, including terminological work, creation of translation memories and participation in other special projects.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations, 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 level or equivalent).
Interested candidates must be pursuing or pursued their degree in areas related to this Job Opening.
In addition, interested candidates must:
- Be computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point);
- 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.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For these internships, fluency in Chinese, which should be the candidate's main language, and knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Potential candidates may be contacted by the Hiring team directly if further information is needed during the review of their application.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY candidates who have been short-listed (identified as potential candidates) will be contacted.
Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The cover note must include:
- Date of availability.
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
- Graduation date (when will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme?).
- IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
- Top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
There should be no expectation of employment by the United Nations upon completion of the internship.
Interns are responsible for all internship-related expenses that they incur. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during an internship. Therefore, upon award of an internship, interns are responsible for securing adequate insurance coverage and are required to sign and return a statement confirming their understanding and acceptance of these conditions of service.
A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit of the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, "child" means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member's spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). "Sibling" includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child of the spouse of a parent of a staff member (that is, also half- and step-sibling).
Candidates of certain nationalities must obtain a visa authorizing their stay in Switzerland before they depart for Geneva to begin their internship. While this is the overall responsibility of the selected candidate, we will provide information and supporting documents in this regard.
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.