Work LocationNew York Expected durationThe internship ranges between 6 weeks and 3 months, with possibility of extension, subject to the needs of the Department. The internship is unpaid, full-time and five days per week. Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe internship position is located in the General Assembly and ECOSOC Affairs Division (GAEAD) of the United Nations Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM) in New York. GAEAD provides procedural and technical support to the General Assembly Plenary, four of its Main Committees (I-IV), and a number of its subsidiary bodies, dealing with the full spectrum of issues considered in and by the Assembly. GAEAD also services the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), as well as a number of its subsidiary bodies. Interns' responsibilities will depend upon the nature of the project(s) undertaken, the background of the intern, and the duration of the internship. Daily responsibilities might include, but are not necessarily limited to: • assisting in the preparation of procedural notes for intergovernmental meetings, and other preparatory tasks; • attending and summarizing intergovernmental meetings; • assisting with logistics during meetings, including interactive presentations, virtual connections and assisting with the list of speakers; • undertaking historical research and examination of procedural precedents; • undertaking media-based analysis and research; • compiling statistics, as well as design and tabulation of charts, tables, and graphs; • maintaining databases of meetings based on requests and actual conduct of meetings and assists with the collection and analysis of data; • contributing to the drafting/preparation of notes, talking points, and other papers and briefing materials; • updating/redesigning websites and links; • performing other tasks as necessary. Qualifications/special skillsCompetency: Professionalism: • Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration; • Ability to work under stress; • Shows pride in work and in achievements; • Demonstrates professional competence; • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; • Remains calm in stressful situations; • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Communication: • 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. Teamwork: • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; • 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. 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 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. Skills: 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 a demonstrated 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 views. Academic Qualifications: To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: 1. 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, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent); 2. Be computer literate in standard software applications. Experience: 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. Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the internship position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage. Additional InformationA completed online application (motivational statement and Candidate Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The motivational statement must: (i) include the name of your degree programme (What are you currently studying?) and your graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?); (ii) explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme and why you are the best candidate for this specific internship; and (iii) include your availability to undertake the internship. In your Candidate Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. 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. Interns who are not United States citizens or permanent residents will be required to obtain a visa and an employment authorization, allowing them to undertake the internship. No FeeTHE 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.

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