United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Africa Internship Programme 2019


Brief Description

This profile is for the sole purpose of the Internship Programme of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development. There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above carrying international recruitment status in the Secretariat for a period of six months following the end of their internship. UN interns must have a valid visa.


The Internship Programme is unpaid and full-time, i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week (8:30 am to 5:30 pm).

This position is located in the front office of the Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes. The internship will start on 30 September 2019 for a period of 3 months.


Eligibility

• Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, much commence the internship within a one year period of graduation from an academic programme. Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

Applicants should as well: • 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

For this position, the university degree must be in the area of journalism, international relations, public administration or related area.


Deadline is September 9, 2019

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