Internship at United Nations Operations and Crisis Centre: Apply by Aug 22

UNOOC is inviting applications for internships at their office for a period of three months.

About the Organization

The UNOCC is a multi-party entity reporting to the Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Policy in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) and on peacekeeping matters to the USG for Peace Operations in the Department of Peace Operations.

The UNOCC supports UN senior leadership decision-making through the delivery of situational awareness, cross-pillar analytics, preventive engagement, and crisis and risk management.

The UNOCC provides rapid situational awareness and analysis of events in the field, in order to enable informed, coordinated and timely decision-making and strategic engagement on operations and crisis management at UN Headquarters (UNHQ) through 24/7 support to senior managers across the UN system.

About the Opportunity

We seek a motivated intern to support the work of the United Nations Operations and Crisis
Centre (UNOCC).

Internships are for an initial period of three (3) months with an opportunity for an extension of up to three (3) months, depending on the needs of the office. The internship is unpaid; full-time internship working hours are 35 hours per week under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned

Mode of Internship

The internship can be undertaken in an entire remote arrangement outside the duty station or a hybrid working arrangement from the UN Premise at the New York City, USA duty station.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Head of the UNOCC Watch Room, and in consultation with a Coordination Officer, the Intern will over the course of the assignment:
  • Support the Watch Room in the analysis and visualization of structured and unstructured data extracted from UNOCC Data Repositories
  • Support the drafting and formatting of meeting minutes, outcome notes, briefings, country profiles, visual aids and/or presentations to UN senior leadership
  • Conducting open-source monitoring and research
  • Support with the organization of enhanced monitoring and crisis management meetings
  • Undertake other assignments as required.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
  • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  • have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
  • Field of study to be preferably in political science, history, international relations, law or a related field;
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • 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 demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

How to Apply?

  • Applicants for this position are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as hiring will begin before the end of the vacancy posting period.
  • Interested applicants should be available to start as soon as possible, preferably for a period of three (3) months.
  • Please read the ‘Special Notice’ paragraph carefully before applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • We recruit interns throughout the year for assignments of at least 2 months.
  • The candidates will be assessed on a rolling basis and recruited when teams need to fill the post.
  • In your cover note, please indicate when you would like to start your internship. Please note that start and end dates are flexible.
  • A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • The link is provided at the end of the post.
  • The Cover Note must also include:
    • Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
    • Graduation Date (When will you be/are graduating/have graduated from the programme?)
    • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
    • List your top three areas of interest and please explain how your interests, skills and knowledge match either the strategic support or the analytics tracking.
    • 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.

Application Deadline

August 22, 2023.

Click here to apply.