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Intern - Remote Sensing at the UN

Call for Intern – Remote Sensing at the UN in Germany

Country: Germany
City: Bonn
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Apply for the Call for Intern – Remote Sensing at the UN in Germany. The deadline for the application is 20th October 2020.

Organization: United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.


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

  • Contribute to the systematic elaboration, compilation and dissemination of relevant information via the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal (www.un-spider.org).
  • Similarly, support remote sensing activities, especially in the area of drought monitoring and risk reduction.
  • Also, update databases under the ‘Links and Resources’ section on the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal.
  • Likewise, support the UN-SPIDER Bonn office with tasks related to the Global Partnership Using Space-based Technology Applications for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP-STAR) and the International Network for Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems (IN-MHEWS).
  • Also, contribute to the elaboration of technical documents on the use of remote sensing applications for disaster risk reduction.
  • Contribute to the elaboration and upload of ‘Recommended Practices’ to the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal.
  • Furthermore, give a presentation on his/her internship and write an internship report.
  • Perform other tasks as necessary.

Competencies for Intern – Remote Sensing at the UN

The United Nations Core Competencies include:

  • Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
  • Likewise, Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’s point of view.


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 (as defined above);
  • Also, be computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Likewise, have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Also, have the  ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Furthermore, applicants must have fluency in spoken and written English. Also, knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Additionally, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

Visit the official page for more information. Also, visit oyaop.com for more opportunities.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline20 October,2020
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUnited Nations



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