Internship Political Affairs United Nations

Internship Political Affairs United Nations
Internship Political Affairs United Nations

Job Details

Posting Title:INTERN – POLITICAL AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office:Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs-Department of Peace Operations-Shared Structure
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:26 November 2021 – 25 December 2021
Job Opening Number:21-Political Affairs-DPPA-DPO-SS-168826-J-New York (O)
Staffing ExerciseN/A

Description Internship Political Affairs United Nations

The UNOCC provides global situational awareness, crisis and risk management services. It supports UN leadership with cross-pillar decision-making support and serves as the primary cross-pillar analytics hub at UN Headquarters.
This internship will be located in the UNOCC’s Research and Liaison Unit, which delivers cross-pillar analysis, research, and data-driven services that help integrate peace and security, humanitarian, sustainable development, human rights and operational perspectives.
UNOCC internships are for an ideal period of six (6) months. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the team leader, the Intern may:
  • Support monitoring, research and analysis (quantitative and qualitative) of political and security developments, human rights, economic and social developments, and humanitarian issues aligned with UN system-wide activities and priorities
  • Assist in preparing visual slides and analytical briefs for cross-pillar and integrated-reporting outputs for senior UN leadership using standard methodology and templates; help process, organize, and transcribe structured surveys to support evidence-based decision making and internal consensus building; maintain dashboards for monitoring the status of senior leadership decision-making fora.
  • Support delivery of presentations to the Member States, including by compiling, processing, and visualizing information in a collaborative setting under time pressure;
  • Assist in identifying sources of data, maintaining established records and data sets and the further development of responsive sets of data/indicators for use on analysis products; and Participate in meetings and draft minutes/meeting summaries as required


  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Teamwork

Eligibility Criteria


To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:

  • Applicants at the time of application must meet one of the following requirements:
    • (a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
    • (b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and standard office automation equipment are required;
  • Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.
  • 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.
  • For the post advertised, data analysis and visualization skills and proficiency of related software applications (e.g. Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Adobe Illustrator) are a strong advantage.


  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advanced course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.



Internship Political Affairs United Nations
Internship Political Affairs United Nations