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UN Internship in Lebanon (Governance Affairs)

UN Internship in Lebanon (Governance Affairs)

Country: Lebanon
City: Beirut
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UN Internship in Lebanon (Government Affairs)


This internship is within the Governance, State-building Section, Emerging and Conflict-Related Issues Division (ECRI) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. The intern reports directly to the Chief, Democratic Transition and State-building Section and will be under the overall supervision of the Director of ECRI. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office. The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months with the possibility of an extension of up to six months.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conducting research and reference searches on issues relating to ECRI’s areas of work;
  • Assisting in compiling, processing and working with Governance databases derived from a variety of sources;
  • Also, assisting in the construction of Governance and reform indicators;
  • Doing surveys and preparing reports on the reform policies undertaken by countries afflicted by political transition and/or conflict;
  • Assisting in preparing charts and tables and drafting content for inclusion in the outputs of the Division;
  • Furthermore, performing other duties as assigned.


  • Candidates must have an active enrollment in a graduate school program (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), or in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
  • OR, candidates must have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
  • Must be computer literate in standard software applications, in particular Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations. Candidates should also have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter.
  • Candidates should also have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs. Moreover, it includes the willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Furthermore, fluency in written and spoken English is necessary for this position. In addition to that, knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Application Process 

Candidates must apply online for this UN Internship in Lebanon. Interested applicants must submit an online application and Cover Note which must include

  • Title of degree that candidate is currently pursuing
  • Graduation Date (when s/he will be graduating from the program)
  • List the IT skills and programs that candidate is proficient in
  • In addition to that, an explanation of why s/he is the best candidate for this role. Similarly, an explanation of their interest in the United Nations.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline04 January,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerUnited Natiosn



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