Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship is located in the Resident Coordination Office in Lima, Peru. The Resident Coordinator is the designated representative of – and reports to – the UN Secretary-General.
More information can be found here: https://unsdg.un.org/
The Intern reports to the Strategic Planning Officer.
This internship is for an initial period of three months and may be extended up to six months depending on the needs of the Division.
The internship is UNPAID and can be part-time.
Our interns support members of our team in the Resident Coordination Office in Peru:
•Assist in the design and development of new communication initiatives which will contribute to the visibility and positioning of the organization.
•Assist in the formulation, production and dissemination of communication resources (photography, video, graphic and editorial material) that will contribute the positioning of key messages.
•Support the design and implementation of awareness-raising campaigns to enable relevant UN issues to be introduced in the public agenda
Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.
Teamwork: solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Other Skills and Requirements
Candidates for our internship positions are not required to have professional experience, though it can be an advantage if you have interests, skills and knowledge in the areas below:
•Proficient in DSLR technology cameras, for photography and video.
•Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, with special emphasis on Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, and Audition
•Proficient in standard word processing and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint or similar; proficient in standard office automation equipment, scanner, printer)
•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.
•Sustainable Development Goals
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:
(a) be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree
or equivalent, or higher);
(b) Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree
programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent).
(OFFICIAL WRITTEN PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY SUPPORTING ONE OF THE
ABOVE POSSIBILITIES MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION);
•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 include 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, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required.
In their Cover Note, interested Candidates should indicate their availability (please specify
The internship is for a minimum period of three months, with possibility of extension up to
Considered candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager for further assessment.
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 software 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 in general and this
assignment in particular.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills,
and three references. Do not forget to attach your proof of enrolment or graduation.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be
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.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of
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
backgrounds 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.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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