Within the delegated authority the Political Affairs Intern will perform the following duties:
• Conduct research and reference searches on various issues related to the children and armed conflict mandate, including on political and security developments and humanitarian issues;
• Monitor and report on EU policies, initiatives and processes relevant to the children and armed conflict mandate;
• Attend and take notes at conferences and meetings;
• Assist in servicing conferences and meetings;
• Assist in preparing reports, concept papers, policy documents, talking points, articles and other materials;
• Perform other duties as assigned.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
1. 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); or (3) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
2. Be computer literate in standard software applications.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter. In addition, candidates should 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.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French are required. Knowledge in Spanish is desirable.