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UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022

UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022
UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022

Description UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022

UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022 The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) is responsible for providing leadership, operational support and oversight of the security management system to enable the safest and most efficient conduct of the security programmes and activities of the United Nations System. This internship opportunity is located in the Department’s Division of Partnerships and Specialized Support (DPSS), in the Strategic Planning and Policy Unit (SPPU). Besides serving as a secretariat for the Inter-Agency Security Management Network, the role of SPPU is to coordinate the development and promulgation of common United Nations Security Management System policies and to support senior management on key substantive issues related to the strategic planning of the Department. SPPU contributes to the UNDSS’ efforts to enable the implementation of the United Nations mandate while ensuring the safety and security of United Nations personnel.

The internship is for a period of two to six months depending on the needs of the Department. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days (35 hours) per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
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.

Internship Details UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022
Hiring OrganizationUNO
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:06 April 2022 – 05 May 2022
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Duties & Responsibilities

The intern will perform the following duties:

  • Provide assistance in preparing, reviewing and editing official documents, ensuring accuracy and consistency;
  • Provide assistance in maintaining records and data sets;
  • Attend and summarize conferences and meetings;
  • Conduct research, including document, legal and internet searches;
  • Provide assistance during conferences and meetings;
  • Fulfil other duties as required.

Competencies For UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
  • Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.
  • Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda.
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning & Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
  • Uses time efficiently.

Eligibility Criteria For UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022

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

  • The applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    1. Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
    2. Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level 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 includes the willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


  • 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 (both oral and written) is required.
  • Fluency in French is desirable.


  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by an interview.
  • Please note that due to a large number of applicants, departments are not necessarily in a position to reply to each request and only short-listed applicants will be contacted for further consideration.

Special Notice

  • A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.

The Cover Note must include the following:

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing, or have completed.
  • Graduation Date (When will you graduate/have graduated from the programme?).
  • IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
  • 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, as well as your availability (starting when and for how long).

In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.

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 nonimmigrant 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.

Additionally, all interns must adhere to the following:

  • A person who is the child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. An applicant who bears to a staff member any other family relationship may be engaged as an intern, provided that he or she shall not be assigned to the same work unit as the staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of the staff member. For purposes of this instruction, “child” means (i) the child of a staff member; (ii) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild); and (iii) the spouse of a child of a staff member or a staff member’s spouse (son- or daughter-in-law). “Sibling” includes the child of both or either parent of a staff member and the child.
  • Observe all applicable rules, regulations, instructions, procedures and directives of the Organization notwithstanding their status as described in section 4 of the UN Internship Programme Administrative Instructions ST/AI/2000/9, ST/AI/2005/11, and ST/AI/2020/1.
  • Provide the receiving departments/offices with a copy of all materials prepared by them during the internship. The UN shall be entitled to all property rights, including but not limited to patents, copyrights and trademarks, with regard to material that bears a direct relation to; or is made in consequence of, the services provided under the internship. At the request of the UN, the interns shall assist in securing such property rights and transferring them to the UN in compliance with the requirements of the applicable law.
  • Show respect for the impartiality and independence required of the UN and of the receiving department/office and shall not seek or accept instructions regarding the services performed under the internship agreement from any Government or from any authority external to the UN.
  • Unless otherwise authorized by the appropriate official in the receiving department/office, they may not communicate at any time to the media or to any institution, person, Government
  • or any other external source any information which has become known to them by reason of their association with the UN or the receiving department/office, that they know or ought to have known has not been made public. They may not use any such information without the written authorization of the appropriate official, and such information may never be used for personal gain. These obligations also apply after the end of the internship with the UN; and refrain from any conduct that would adversely reflect on the UN or on the receiving department/office and will not engage in any activity which is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the UN.

How To Apply For UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022

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UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022
UNO Political Affairs Internships in New York 2022