United Nations Internships In New York 2022

United Nations Internships In New York 2022
United Nations Internships In New York 2022

Description United Nations Internships In New York 2022

Applications are invited to United Nations Internships In New York 2022 This Internship is located in the United Nations Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence in Conflict (TOE), Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG-SVC). The TOE was created by United Nations Security Council resolution 1888 (2009) with the purpose of assisting national authorities in strengthening the rule of law, with the aim of ensuring criminal accountability for perpetrators of conflict-related sexual violence. The TOE Internship is for an initial period of three months, with an opportunity for an extension of up to six months, depending on the needs of the TOE.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns are required to work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.

Internship Details United Nations Internships In New York 2022
Hiring OrganizationUNO
Department/OfficeOffice of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence
Duty StationNEW YORK
Posting Period13 April 2022 – 30 December 2022
How To ApplyApply Online
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Duties & Responsibilities

Within the limits of delegated authority the Intern will be required to perform the following:

  • Support monitoring of relevant developments in countries of interest to the TOE;
  • Assist with routine administrative tasks related to the work of the TOE and its support to the Office of the SRSG-SVC;
  • Assist in organizing conferences, events, and meetings;
  • Assist with note-taking and writing summaries/action points of internal and external meetings;
  • Assist members of the TOE with research and other related tasks;
  • Accompany TOE members to meetings with delegates from Permanent Missions, meetings with other Secretariat offices and to sessions of the Security Council, General Assembly and other multilateral meetings;
  • Assist with the preparation of public information / social media material, presentations and documents for TOE members; and
  • Perform any other functions as requested by the supervisor.


  • Communication:
  • Teamwork:
  • Client Orientation:

Eligibility Criteria


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:

  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
  • Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)

Applicants must also:

  • 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 a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

For an internship with the TOE, a degree in law is preferred.


  • 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 internship advertised, fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of French is desirable.
  • Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


  • Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note 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.
  • List your top three areas of interest.
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
  • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
  • Provide us with your dates of availability for 2022.
  • In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY pre-selected candidates will be contacted.
  • In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.
  • Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations.
  • At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic background or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
  • 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. For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not United States citizens, permanent residents or not currently in the United States on a non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a G-4 visa. If already in the United States of America on another non-immigrant visa status other than G-4, interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization, allowing them to undertake the internship.
  • Interns will need to provide all necessary hardware (computer), software and internet connection to perform the internship remotely.

How To Apply

  • Interested candidates are advised to apply online via: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=179176&Lang=en-US

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