Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship is located in the Centre for Learning and Multilingualism (CLM), Human Resources Management Service, United Nations Office at Geneva. This internship is for a period of three months, from 13 January to 27 March 2020.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
The intern will work five days per week under the overall supervision of the chief of the Language Training Programme and under the direct supervision of the teacher responsible for the English Programme at the Centre for Learning and Mulitilingualism (CLM).
Under the supervision of the chief of the Language Training Programme and under the direct supervision of the teacher responsible for the English Programme (CLM), the incumbent will :
- Assist in developing and updating learning materials, resources and online activities using the platform on Moodle;
- Work on our internal testing system and other ongoing projects;
- Ensure a presence in the Language Resource Centre, which will entail assisting clients and organizing Resource Centre materials;
- Assist with other language and management&communication programmes in the Section as desired and required;
- Assist with international examinations or other tasks as required;
- Undertake a project related to his or her Degree or Masters' programme, or as required.
- Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
- Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
- Asks questions to clarify, andexhibits interest in having two-way communication
- Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
- Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
- Places team agenda before personal agenda
- Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
- Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team short comings time,
- Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated
- Keeps abreast of available technology.
- Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office.
- Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. -Shows willingness to learn new technology
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met :
- Applicants must meet one of the following requirements : (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) ; or (c) 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 ;
- Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter ; and
- 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.
Applicants to the UN Internship Programme are not required to have professional work experience. Are you a student in a Bachelor’s (final year), Mater’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have you completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a year of graduation?
Will you be able to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, health insurance and other living expenses for the duration of the internship?
Are any of your siblings, children or parents employed by the United Nations Secretariat?
Are you a student in a Bachelor's (final year), Master's or Ph.D. programme or equivalent, or have you completed a degree and are able to commence an internship within a year of graduation?
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English and a working level of French is required.
Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing.
- Graduation Date (When will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme?).
- IT skills and programmes 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.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.