The United Nations calls application for Executive Internship in the Office of the UN Secretary-General. Interns can take up assignments with any team in the Office, including the Strategic Planning and Monitoring Unit; the Political, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Human Rights Unit; the Rule of Law Unit; the Sustainable Development Unit; the Policy Advisor’s Office; or other teams.
Track 1: Coordination and Executive Support
- Support the preparation of senior-level management meetings, conferences, and retreats.
- Support the preparation of background and options papers.
- Support the tracking and analysis of decisions and their implementation.
- Assist in the preparation of speeches and talking points.
Track 2: Strategic Planning and Analytics
- Support analytics on UN system-wide / cross-cutting needs, priorities, resources, risks and performance.
- Support the analytics teams in maintaining key data sets, data models, indices and reports.
- Develop dashboards and visualizations for senior managers and provide user support.
- Support data mining, process optimization, metrics development and forecasting.
Track 3: Policy Analysis and Assessment
- Help monitor, identify and analyze geographic, political and thematic global trends.
- Support the preparation of analytical reports, papers, talking points and correspondences.
- Assist in coordinating the formulation of strategies, programs and policies.
- Support the preparation of meetings, events, talks and visits.
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements to eligible for Executive Internship in the United Nations
- Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
- Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
- Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
- Be computer literate in standard software applications.
- Have a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
- 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.
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