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Internship in United Nations, Switzerland

Internship in United Nations, Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Internship is available for application in the United Nations office in Switzerland. The position is in the Geneva office of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). The UNMAS/OROLSI/DPO Geneva internship is for six months. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the office.

Eligibility Conditions

  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
  1. be in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  2. be in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
  3. have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and also, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
  • 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;
  • Similarly, 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
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written), knowledge of French is desirable.
  • In addition, Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


  • Conducts research and draft official documents related to priorities of UNMAS;
  • Moreover, Supports the work of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Mine Action;
  • Supports the office’s engagement with the humanitarian community;
  • Furthermore, Assists on treaty-related matters, including the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, and the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons;
  • Attends conferences as well as meetings of interest to UNMAS, and provide verbal and written briefing notes to colleagues;
  • Also, Conducts specific research on current developments related to mine action and beyond;
  • Contributes to the team’s day-to-day tasks as needed, including administration and communications matters;

How to Apply

Submit a completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile). The Cover Note must include:

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing
  • Graduation date
  • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
  • Likewise, List your top three areas of interest/department preferences
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department (s)
  • Similarly, Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
  • Dates of your availability (Note: This is a full time internship for a period of 6 months)


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline31 December,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerUnited Nations



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