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Political Affairs Internship United Nations in Kenya

Political Affairs Internship United Nations in Kenya

Country: Kenya
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The United Nations Office in Nairobi calls an application for Political Affairs Internship in Office Of The Special Envoy Of The Secretary-General On The Great Lakes Region at Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent reports directly to a designation Supervisor – OSESG-GL Nairobi and the duration of this Job Opening will be six (6) months only.


Under the overall guidance of the designated Supervisor, the Intern on this Political Affairs Internship United Nations in Kenya will:

  • Conduct research on various issues, including political and security developments, human rights, economic and social developments, humanitarian issues in the Great Lakes region.
  • Contribute to the preparation of concept notes, project proposals, weekly reports, background papers, briefing notes, Talking Points, and other relevant documents.
  • Provide support in the coordination and substantive servicing of meetings, including coordinating the participation of key stakeholders, contributing to the preparation of relevant documents, and undertaking other related tasks.
  • Support the preparation of presentations and other visual materials.
  • Assist in the development of databases and other office management tools.
  • Support the production of web stories and the updating of social media.
  • Undertake other assignments as required.


To qualify for this Political Affairs Internship United Nations in Kenya, the following conditions must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (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.
  • 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.


  • Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the program. However, exposure to political affairs and/or peacekeeping operations is an asset.
  • Applicants are required to be either a student enrolled in a Bachelor’s (final year), Master’s or
    Ph.D. program or equivalent. Applicants who recently completed their degree must be able to
    commence the internship within a year of graduation.
  • Applicants should be able to cover the cost of travel including visa, accommodation and other
    living expenses for the duration of the internship.
  • Applicants should have a field study closely related to the internship they are applying for.
  • Knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required.
  • Knowledge in managing data using excel or other tools to collate and present data effectively
    is desirable.
  • Applicants should have a field of study closely related to the internship they are applying for is desirable.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline16 October,2021
Open toAll



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