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Intern - Legal Affairs Vacancy at the United Nations in the USA

Intern – Legal Affairs Vacancy at the United Nations in the USA

Country: USA
City: New York
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There is an application call for Intern – Legal Affairs at the United Nations in the USA. The deadline for the application is 3rd December 2020.

Organization: United Nations Investigative Team for Accountability of Da’esh/ISIL


The incumbent will have the following duties

  • The Intern researches and compiles legal materials for use in the preparation of legal opinions.
  • Additionally, he/she helps in the preparation of legal documents for electronic storage, access and circulation/publication. That includes document scanning and conversion. Under supervision, may review, summarize and index significant rulings, legal opinions, etc. Services committees or meetings, selects and compiles relevant background materials, assist in preparation of relevant documents, attends meetings and prepares minutes, as appropriate.
  • Also, drafts, edits, proofreads and finalizes for signature and/or processes a variety of correspondence and other communications. Sets up and maintains reference file/records (electronic and paper). Maintains and updates internal databases; generates a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from existing databases.
  • Similarly, schedules appointments/meetings, monitors deadlines. Logs in and tracks all incoming and outgoing correspondence.
  • Also, performs other ad hoc duties as assigned.



  • Shows pride in work and in achievements.
  • Also, the candidate demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
  • Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Similarly, shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
  • Also, asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication

Planning & Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
  • Also, identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning


The intern must make sure he/she can meet the given requirements


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); or

(b) Also, be enrolling in the final academic year of a first university degree program(minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) in international or administrative law or related area; or

(c) Furthermore, have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation

  • Be computer literate in standard word processing and software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel or similar; Be proficient in standard office automation equipment scanner, printer, etc.
  •  Likewise, have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have 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.

Work Experience

No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Program. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this internship, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline03 December,2020
CityNew York
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerUnited Nations



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