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Call for Intern - Political Affairs at the United Nations in Kenya

Call for Intern – Political Affairs at the United Nations in Kenya

Partially Funded
Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
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Apply for the Internship – Political Affairs at the United Nations in Kenya. The deadline for the application is 16th October 2021.

Organization:  Office Of The Special Envoy Of The Secretary-General On The Great Lakes Region


Under the overall guidance of the designated Supervisor, the Intern will:

  • Conduct research on various issues, including political and security developments, human rights, economic and social developments, humanitarian issues in the Great Lakes region;
  • Contribute to the preparation of concept notes, project proposals, weekly reports, background papers, briefing notes, Talking Points and other relevant documents;
  • Provide support in the coordination and substantive servicing of meetings, including coordinating participation of key stakeholders, contributing to the preparation of relevant documents and undertaking other related tasks;
  • Support the preparation of presentations and other visual materials;
  • Assist in the development of databases and other office management tools;
  • Support the production of web stories and updating of social media; and
  • Undertake other assignments as required.



  • Demonstrates professional competence;
  • Additionally, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
  • Likewise, be able to interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs; and
  • Also, be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Likewise, listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately;
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication;
  • Furthermore, tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; and
  • 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;

Qualifications for Internship – Political Affairs at the United Nations


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:
  • Also, be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or
  • higher);
  • Likewise, be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum
  • Also, a Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Furthermore, have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Work Experience

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the program. However, exposure to political affairs and/or peacekeeping operations is an asset.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline16 October,2021
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUnited Nations



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