UN Volunteers is inviting applications for Internship in Global Programmes Section. Internship is awarded to students who have completed undergraduate degree (Bachelor) and be currently enrolled in a Master’s degree or equivalent. The duration of this internship is 4 month. Internship application deadline is 31st December 2015.
Field of Internship: Internship is provided within the department of Global Programme Coordination.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider: UN Volunteers
Internship can be taken at: Germany
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-Education: Completed undergraduate degree (Bachelor) and current enrollment in a Master’s degree or equivalent. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible;
-Field of study: Development-related fields such as economics, international relations, anthropology, sociology, public or business administration, or environmental studies. Other fields of study may be considered depending on the type of assignment;
-Language skills: Written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably in an additional official UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese);
-Demonstrated interest in the field of development and the work of international organisations.
-Previous experience in:
-organization of workshops/ events
-partnership building and stakeholder consultations
-and/ or communications and campaign management
-and/ or research and policy development as well as experience in developing countries is desirable.
-Knowledge of the UN work environment an advantage.
-Enthusiastic about the role of youth volunteerism and participation in peace and development and ready to learn.
-Experience in non – formal education an asset.
-Good oral and written communications skills and demonstrated research abilities and interest
-Internet proficiency as well as proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required.
-Experience with the development of statistics, charts in Excel and Web 2.0 tools (especially social networking) an asset.
-Experience in volunteering a strong asset.
Internship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these internships.
Is this paid internship? The Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. Costs and arrangements for travel, visa, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern.
Internship Description: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity.
Number of awards offered: Not Known
Internship Duration: The duration of this internship is 4 months.
Notification: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and called for a motivational interview that will take place on an ongoing basis.
How to Apply: Applications (Application form [MS Word], CV and a short paragraph on your motivation in English) should be sent via e-mail to kati.leipold-at-unv.org.
Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is 31st December 2015.