The internship at the ESCAP East and North-East Asia (ENEA) Office
located in Incheon, Republic of Korea, is for two months with an
opportunity for extension up to six months, if required by the division.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
five days per week (37.5 hours) under the supervision of a staff member
in the division or office to which they are assigned.
The intern will assist SRO-ENEA in undertaking outreach activities for
the short, medium and long term as well as in updating and improving a
website of the Office and general information requirements and providing
public information design services to the SRO: Competencies
•assist in preparation of outreach strategies of promotional/advocacy materials for SRO;
•assist staff in outreach and information dissemination-related activities;
•assist in maintaining SRO’s website;
•assist staff in supporting the implementation of relevant public events;
•select from scientific literature information relevant to the subject scope of SRO;
•develop and maintain up-to-date public information strategy of the SRO;
•maintain an up-to-date list of contact addresses, publication distribution lists.
responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the
intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may
include, but are not limited to:
• Support for production and distribution of outreach materials
•Support for the production of office newsletter
•Support for SNS activities
•Working on web-presentation
•Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
•Proofreading of documents
•Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings
•Assistance during conferences
•Logistics and protocol support for office events
•Document, legal and Internet research
•Other administrative support, upon request
The United Nations Core Competencies include: Education
•Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with
colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to
whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from
clients’ point of view.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship
Programme, applicants must met one of the following requirements: Work Experience
a)be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
b)be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected,
must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
-are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
-shall be computer literate in standard software applications;
a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have
a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of
different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness
to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the
internship, and fluency in spoken and written any language of ENEA
member countries is preferred. Assessment
Knowledge of an additional
official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French,
Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History
Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
•Intended duration of internship (starting and ending dates)
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying or what have you studied)
•Graduation date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List of the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
•List of your top three areas of interest
•Explanation about why you are the most suitable candidate for this specific internship
•Explanation of your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
note that due to the large number of applicants, divisions are not in a
position to reply to each application and that only short-listed
applicants will be contacted for further consideration.
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. No Fee
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
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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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