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UNOV - United Nations Office at Vienna

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Expected duration
6 months
Duties and Responsibilities
The internship positions are located in the Talent Development Team (TDT), Human Resources Management Service (HRMS), Division for Management (DM), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Talent Development Team (TDT) is responsible for implementing the Organization’s learning and development strategy at Headquarters and UNODC field offices, which emphasizes that staff development is an ongoing process and a necessary investment for UNOV/UNODC to successfully achieve the UN mandate. Among others, current projects and programmes in the team’s porfolio currently include learning initiatives related to UN 2.0 and the Quintet of Change (especially innovation), Career Development, Performance Management, Leadership and Management Development, Team-building and Team Performance, Language and Communication training, as well as initiatives to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Within Language and Communication, TDT administers the UN Language Programme in Vienna, aiming to promote multilingualism within the Secretariat and the language capabilities of its staff. The language courses are intended for non-native speakers who want to acquire language skills to communicate in a social and/or professional context. Likewise, it provides an extensive range of professional training courses and information webinars for all staff working around the world. For more information about the work of UNOV and UNODC, please visit and respectively. Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background, the ongoing TDT projects, as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to: • Undertake independent projects to include research, drafting training proposals, presentations on various training and development–related topics; • Prepare training-related statistics and gathering other data from existing databases, as required; • Provide support in preparation of training workshops and meetings, to include scheduling, review and preparation of materials, registrations, client communications and hosting webinars via Microsoft Teams; • Support the administration of the UN Language Programme in Vienna: compile and input students’ information, assist in managing the programme registration, produce statistical reports , follow-up the payment of students, conduct and compile results for end-of-semester evaluations, etc.; • Contribute to the TDT’s outreach activities which include training needs analysis, client satisfaction surveys and course evaluations, as well as regularly reviewing and updating content on the Client Support Portal, and marketing and promotion of various training programmes; • Assist with marketing campaigns and design diverse communication pieces such as brochures, flyers, guides and manuals; • Participate in team and project meetings and help to coordinate follow-up activities; • Perform other duties to support the team, as needed.
Qualifications/special skills
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, or have recently completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in, or have recently completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent); • 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. However, a field of study that is closely related to the type of internship that you are applying for is required. Applicants must be a student in the final year of the first university degree (bachelor or equivalent), Master’s or Ph.D. Programme or equivalent, or have recently completed a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PH.D. Programme. Do you meet any of the above criteria? If yes, please indicate which one and attach proof to the application. Please note that you will have to provide an official certificate at a later stage. Have a strong command of standard software applications including MS Office 365 (MS Word, OneDrive, SharePoint, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Forms, etc.). Are you familiar with the topic of Learning & Development within organizations? Familiarity with the topic is not a necessary prerequisite. How do you see this internship in Learning & Development contributing to your professional growth?
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 advantage. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
Additional Information
The internships are envisaged for a period of 6 months with various starting times throughout 2024. The first position has a starting date in May/June 2024. The internships are UNPAID and full-time; i.e. 5 days per week (40 hours). The selected interns will work under the supervision of a staff member in the team or project to which they are assigned. Based on individual requirements and on a case-by-case consideration, internships can be virtual, with interns serving from their country of residence. HRMS is committed to attracting and cultivating a pool of diverse talent, fortifying a dynamic and an inclusive organizational culture, and supporting a transformational and accountable leadership that aims to strengthen our organizational capabilities. HRMS strives to continuously develop a professional and mobile workforce equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to accomplish our ambitious and important organizational mandates together with key stakeholders. HRMS is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, including persons living with disabilities, to apply. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the hiring process and for selected candidates in carrying out their functions when requested and indicated in the application. A completed online application (Motivation Statement, Candidate Profile as well as proof of enrolment and/or graduation) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Motivation Statement must include: • Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?) • Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?) • List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in. • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship and why you are the best candidate for this specific internship. In your online Candidate Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Do not forget to attach your proof of enrolment or graduation. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
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Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
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