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Call for Intern - Drug Control & Crime Prevention at the UN in Austria

Call for Intern – Drug Control & Crime Prevention at the UN in Austria

Country: Austria
City: Vienna
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Apply for Internship – Drug Control & Crime Prevention at the UN in Austria. The deadline for the application is 14th November 2020.

Organization:  United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime


The incumbent will do the following duties

Work includes data collection, validation and analysis, desk research and drafting of documents. Consultations with other UN bodies, international, regional and national Government Organizations as well as individual experts and staff from other relevant units/sections within UNODC.

The intern shall undertake duties which may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in background research and reviewing of data collection instruments and methodological guidelines;
  • Also, assist in the analysis of trends in time series on drugs and crime by using internal and external databases;
  • Likewise, collect information from a variety of sources, carry out research and assist in the preparation of statistical products and inputs for inclusion in UNODC reports, documents and regional studies;
  • Also, assist in the preparation of international workshops and meetings related to data on drugs and crime;
  • Carry out other relevant assignments as required.



Has good research and analytical skills, has good record of analytical work based on quantitative methods. Experience in managing large datasets through statistical packages (including R, Stata and Excel) is an asset.


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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


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 decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Also, shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings



To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Program, the following conditions must be met:

  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree
  • Some experience in research on crime or drugs (or comparable study area) would be an asset.
  • Also, be computer literate in standard software applications; working knowledge of MS Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint is essential. Knowledge of R, Stata and MS Access is desirable.
  • Furthermore, have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline14 November,2020
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUnited Nations



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