Job Title: Internship
Organisation: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closing Date: 12 April 2021
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Not Stated
Sponsors international candidates? No
The Internship Programme is unpaid and full-time, i.e. an intern is expected to work 8 hours a day, five days per week.
These two two Internship positions are in the Trade, Gender and Development Programme, Division on International Trade and Commodities (DITC), Office of the Director. The Trade, Gender and Development Programme carries out analytical and capacity-building activities aimed to support member countries to assess the effects of trade policies on men and women, and to mainstream gender into trade policy formulation and implementation.
The internship is for a period of two months starting on 15 April 2021.
Role and Responsibilities
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Prepares briefing notes, inputs to speeches, powerpoint presentations, flyers and other communication material on trade, gender and development; Prepares inputs for analytical studies on development issues and policies related to gender equality and women's economic empowerment;
Follows intergovernmental and other meetings and prepares summary reports and similar material.
Assists in the organization and servicing of meetings, seminars, panels, etc.
Technical cooperation/Capacity building:
Compiles and analyses the data and other information necessary for the preparation of technical cooperation project proposals in the area of trade and gender.
Participates in the development and delivery of online courses on trade and gender.
Performs other related duties as required, necessary for the final delivery of the Programme’s services;
Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities (if available during the internship).
Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Staff within the Programme; staff of the Division on International Trade and Commodities; staff of other international organizations working on related issues; academics and representatives of civil society.
Contributes to the analysis of development issues, especially related to trade and gender and women's economic empowerment; provides practical assistance in project development; supports the organization of meetings and capacity building activities held in person or remotely.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
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 a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
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.
For this internship studies in the fields of economics, international relations or political sciences are required.