The United Nations calls application for Economic Affairs Internship in New York, United States of America. The Regional Commissions New York Office (RCNYO) internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six (6) months, depending on the needs of the department. The internship is an unpaid and full time while interns will work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Attend and take notes of intergovernmental and UN inter-agency meetings; (e.g. meetings of the General Assembly Committees and of the Economic and Social Council).
- Draft official documents (e.g. background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.) and weekly reports to be disseminated to the Regional Commissions.
- Conduct analysis and research of regional trends and regional dimensions of sustainable development.
- Logistical assistance during conferences/meetings of the Regional Commissions.
- Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
- Students must be law students who have enrollment in a graduate program or the final academic year of a first university degree program; and law graduates who can commence an internship within a one-year period of graduation.
- Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications.
- Fluency in spoken and written English is necessary for this internship. Furthermore, knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset.
Candidates must apply online for this Economic Affairs internship in the United Nations. Interested applicants must submit an online application and Cover Note which must include
- Title of degree that candidate is currently pursuing
- Graduation Date (when s/he will be graduating from the program)
- List the IT skills and programs that candidate is proficient in
- In addition to that, an explanation of why s/he is the best candidate for this role. Similarly, an explanation of their interest in the United Nations.