Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship is within the Strategic Solutions Section, Policy, Strategy and Governance Division, Office of Information and Communication Technology (OICT), for a period of three months with an opportunity for extension up to nine months, if required by the section.
Our innovative team is looking interns that have interest in technology innovation and software solutions provisions to Member States.
The internship is UNPAID, full-time and for three months with an opportunity for extension, depending on the needs of the Office.
Interns work five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of an Information Systems Officer in the section to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned section as well as the internship period.
Duties may include, but are not limited to :
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 :
be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
For this internship position, Applicants must :
Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
Work in a field relevant to the work of Information and Communications Technology, Information Management, Communications, Customer Relationship Management Systems, Technology Innovation and / or relevant fields.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For this position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.
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 :
Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
Please note that due to the large number of applicants, the Office of Information and Communications Technology is not able to reply to each application and that only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences (if any), education, skills, languages and three references.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
The term sexual harassment means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship.
Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11 : 59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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.