Legal Intern (Executive Staff Support Team)

  • Added Date: Thursday, 12 October 2017
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 20 October 2017

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Duties and Responsibilities
  • Review and comment on all documents signed by UNDP China and its partners from the public, private and third sectors.
  • Perform intensive research tasks as required by supervisors and colleagues from other divisions.
  • Co-work with other teams (such as Resource Mobilization Team and Communications Team) in engaging potential partners.
  • Substantiate UNDP’s positions in certain projects from a legal perspective in a critical and pragmatic manner. 

Competencies
  • Good command of English and Mandarin, oral and written. Please indicate scores of IELTS, TOEFL, GRE or other standardized English tests in your CV. Previous experiences of working or living comfortably in a bilingual or wholly English-speaking environment are preferred.
  • Professionalism. As UNDP is an inter-governmental organization dealing with government agencies, other international organizations and high-profile corporations, interns are expected to have certain level of professionalism and sophistication, which may be indicated by your e-mails, written tests, CVs and phone communication.
  • Reliable legal research and legal translation skills, which may be indicated by former experiences (whether academic, industrial or volunteering).
  • Common sense. The work at UNDP is multi-faceted in nature and interns are expected to have a broad knowledge base or interesting backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of and/or experiences in international relations, business management, charity and/or government issues are highly preferred (yet not a must).
  • Students in the last year of their LLB degrees or of higher education are preferred.
  • UNDP is an equal-opportunity recruiter. We do not have a list of target schools for this intern position. Decisions of hiring are made on a merit basis.

 

Required Skills and Experience
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Laws.
  • Advanced command of English and Chinese/Mandarin.


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