Department / Office: The Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries
Submission end: March 2021
Fundamental values of the United Nations: integrity, professionalism, respect for diversity
Training hours: Interns five days a week (35 hours)
Duration of training: two months. The possibility of extension for a maximum of six months
organisation. Preparation and reporting
The training is unpaid and full-time.
Day-to-day responsibilities depend on the individual’s background, the program assigned to the trainee, and the training period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
• Assist in drafting and preparing background information documents, reports, release briefs, talking points, articles, presentations, etc.
• Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings.
• Supporting the organization of meetings, conferences and side events to enhance strategic engagement with United Nations system partners.
• Helping to collect data on science, technology and innovation practices.
• Conducting research and providing analysis on science, technology, innovation and sustainable development issues.
• Research support in assessing technology needs and related topics.
• Helping in maintaining databases.
Supporting the review of major publications.
• Assist in setting up training and learning events and other capacity building initiatives for science, technology and innovation.
The core competencies of the United Nations include:
Communication: the ability to articulate good written and verbal language skills clearly and precisely.
• Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
• Client orientation: Everyone to whom services are provided is considered “clients” and seeks to see things from the customers’ point of view.
• Technology awareness: Understand the applicability of technology and its limitations to the work of the office
The intern is expected to be:
• Have a clear interest in the work of the United Nations and a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.
• Demonstrate the ability to interact successfully with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include the willingness to try and understand and tolerate different opinions and opinions.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Program, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
A) Enroll in a postgraduate program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
B) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first-degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
C) Graduate with a university degree (as defined above), and if selected, training must begin within one year of graduation
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience to participate in the program.
English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the training program. Knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage.
Prospective candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further study.
A completed online application is required (Cover Note and Personal History Profile). Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The cover note should include:
Certificate program (what are you currently studying?)
Graduation date (when will you graduate or when did you graduate from the program?)
• List the IT skills and programs you know best.
• A list of the three most important areas of your interests.
• Explain why you would be the best candidate for this specific training.
• Explain your interest in the United Nations internship program.
On your online personal history profile, be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills, and three references.
Due to the large volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.