INTERN - ADMINISTRATION
Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship is located with the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), under the Policy, Strategy and Governance Division. The internship is for three months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Office. The internship is unpaid and can be either part-time or full-time depending on your status. Interns work four to five days per week (20-35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in OICT.
？ The Intern will support the AI Policy and governance initiatives of OICT.
？ Contribute to the development of an AI policy for the UN Secretariat.
？ Conduct research and produce briefs on key themes of relevance to the AI policy.
？ Develop content for an online (sharepoint) environment that communicates our work to clients.
？ Help with the coordination of the policy group, as needed.
？ The intern will also support Data Protection and Privacy (DPP) initiatives.
Concretely, the intern will:
？ Contribute to the advancement of technical elements outlined in the DPP policy, including but not limited to the development of a catalogue/wiki on the many different types of privacy enhancing technologies.
？ The intern will also contribute to the roll out of a Responsible Tech Playbook for the organization.
？ The intern will: Contribute to the introduction of Responsible Tech guidance in the UN Secretariat; Support the rolling out of the Responsible Technology Playbook, including through the development of promotional materials.
？ The intern may also support any other business that arises within the overall scope of Technology Governance.
？ The intern will have an opportunity to gain practical knowledge and understanding in the development of global technology governance at the United Nations.
Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, 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); or,
(b)Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent).
Studies/degree in the areas of Information and Communications Technology, Media Studies, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Management, Project Management, Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Library Science or related field is desirable.
Proficiency in standard office automation equipment (e.g. computer, scanner, printer, etc.) and software systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows 7 or similar; Microsoft Office or similar; Lotus Notes or similar, etc.) is required. Familiarity with cutting-edge technology and tools and/or have experience with social networking and collaboration platforms is desirable.
Candidates should also have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter; and the 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 view.
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 this position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.
Applicants are encouraged to clearly indicate their areas of interests and highlight their specific skills and/or experience in their cover note. They are asked to do so carefully in order to enhance the value of the internship for both themselves and the receiving UN department.
Potential candidates may be contacted by the hiring manager for further consideration.
A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. To complete an online application, please create and complete a personal history profile (PHP) and a cover letter in the UN e-Recruitment system (careers.un.org).
Please ensure that you indicate your proficiency in the English language in your PHP.
Please note that incomplete applications with not be reviewed.
The cover note should include:
(1) Title of the degree currently being pursued by the applicant and the specific subjects taken;
(2) Expected graduation date from the degree programme that the applicant is enrolled in;
(3) List the IT skills and software programmes that you are proficient in;
(4) Explain how an internship with the Office of Information and Communications Technology in the United Nations fits within your career plans and why you would be the best candidate for this team.
Please note that due to high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences (if any), education, skills, languages and three references.
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.