Summer/Fall | NYC | Unpaid | Seniors & Graduate Students | Internship
• Graduate degree programme (What are you currently studying and where?) and undergraduate degree programme;
• Graduation date (When will you be graduating from the programme?);
• IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;
• Any skills and experiences relevant to IED’s function and work programme;
• Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship; and
• Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In the online Personal History Profile, it is important that applicants be sure to include all past work experiences, evaluation skills, and three references (academic and/or professional).
Owing to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
Org. Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED), Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), under the supervision of a chief of unit. OIOS-IED conducts independent evaluations on behalf of the Secretary-General and Member States. OIOS-IED’s objective is “To strengthen accountability, learning, efficiency, effectiveness and impact in the implementation of programmes and the relevance of administrative procedures and to assess whether the activities correspond to the mandates.” More information on OIOS and IED is available at: https://oios.un.org/
OIOS-IED is seeking graduate students who wish to gain professional experience in an international organization in order to supplement their studies. The internship provides practical educational experience working in a multicultural and intergovernmental organization. Under the supervision of senior managers of IED, the intern is assigned projects and tasks that are relevant to their educational background and interests and provides them with the opportunity to apply and further develop their theoretical knowledge.
The internship is based in New York City, is UNPAID and full-time, working five days per week. The internship is for Summer/Fall 2016, a minimum duration of 2 months, and can be extended up to 6 months.
Interns will be expected to work on one or more of the Division’s various inspection and evaluation projects. Within these projects, interns will:
• Undertake research and analysis on various issues as required by the Chief of Section and evaluation team leader, conduct quantitative or qualitative data analysis, as appropriate, and prepare presentations of analytical outputs;
• Assist with administrative and logistical aspects associated with planning and conducting the evaluation;
• Support/assist the Chief of Section in other Divisional matters, as required; and
• Perform other duties, as required.
CompetenciesIf accepted, interns will be expected to embody the following competencies:
• Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; Observes deadlines and achieves results; Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; Remains calm in stressful situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Teamwork: 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 decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Client Orientation: 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 with 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.
• Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others, and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits an 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.
EducationTo qualify for an internship through the United Nations New York Headquarters Internship Programme, applicants must:
Meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
Be computer literate in standard software applications, preferably including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint;
Have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
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