Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and needs of assignments within the Section, the interns assigned within the work team, as well as the internship period. Under the general supervision of the Chief of the Planning, Design and Construction Section (PDCS) and within delegated authority, the intern will assist in some of the following duties: Assist in administrative related work, Assist in filing and archiving documents related to the Gifts, Assist in creating inventory of documentation in Excel, Assist in drafting letters and other communications as required, Perform other related duties as required.
Communication: 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 decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
-Keeps abreast of available technology-Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office-Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks- Shows willingness to learn new technology.
To qualify for an internship by the United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met: 1. Applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(1) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
(2) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
(3) Have graduated with a university degree as defined in (1) and (2) above and, if selected, must commence the internship within one year period of graduation. 2. Applicants must be computer literate in standard software applications, including MS Suite (Word, Excel). 3. Applicants must have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations. 4. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.