Call for Political Affairs Internship at United Nations Office at Geneva. The internship is located 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). Interns work for 40 hours 5 days a week in the assigned department. The internship is unpaid and full-time.
Candidates at this Political Affairs Internship at United Nations will perform the following duties
- Conducts research and drafts official documents related to the priorities of UNMAS.
- Assists in treaty-related matters, including the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
- Assists in other relevant policy matters, including the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
- Attends conferences and meetings of interest to UNMAS, and provides verbal and written briefing notes to colleagues.
- Supports the work of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Mine Action.
- Supports the office’s engagement with the humanitarian community.
- Contributes to the team’s day-to-day tasks as needed, including administration and communications matters.
- Performs other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Candidates for this position should have one of the following academic credentials
- Enrollment in or has completed a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent or higher).
- Enrollment in or has completed the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent).
- Candidates, the academic background must be in the field related to this job opening.
- Computer literate in standard software applications including MS Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
- 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.
Candidates must submit a complete online application with Cover Note and Personal History Profile otherwise the application will not be accepted. The cover note must include:
- Date of availability.
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
- Graduation date (when will you be/have graduated/graduated from the program?).
- IT skills and programs that you are proficient in.
- Top three areas of interest.
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
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