Internship at United Nations
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30 Sep' 21
ESCAP-APCTT provides interns with an opportunity to enhance their understanding of i) Challenges related to the national innovation systems in countries in the Asia Pacific region; ii) the processes of regional and multilateral cooperation; iii) mandates and operations of United Nations in developing countries as well as in countries with special needs in its efforts to provide policy advice, capacity building, and platform for governments for achieving SDGs.
About United Nations
The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the world's largest, and most familiar, international organization.
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About the internship
Under immediate supervision, the intern is responsible for contributing to the technical cooperation project(s) related to the work program of ESCAP-APCTT for the implementation of the SDGs. The topic of the project will depend on the intern's background, skills, and interests.

Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include:

1. Work on the regular monitoring of relevant developments, policy trends, and news articles related to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in the subregion
2. Monitor and collect details on national policies on selected sustainable development issues of member States of ESCAP
3. Collect data, generate figures and tables, describe and analyze the tables and results to support ESCAP-APCTT staff in related research and analytical work
4. Attend conferences, seminars, meetings, and other events and provide written highlights and briefing notes
5. Provide administrative, organizational, and conference management support for ESCAP-APCTT events
6. Handle other activities as may be decided by the supervisor
Who can apply

Only those candidates can apply who:

1. are available for full time (in-office) internship

2. have relevant skills and interests

Other requirements

1. Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills

2. Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals

3. Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients' and seeks to see things from clients' point of view

4. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work and

5. monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary

6. Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments, and delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within the prescribed time, cost, and quality standards

Additional Information

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher)
2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent)
3. Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation

Note: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

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