Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship position is located in the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), Investigations Division (ID), in New York and is available for a duration of three months, with the possibility of extension, depending on the needs of the office.
The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns usually work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
A flexible working schedule may be available to the intern, depending on the needs of the office. To successfully complete the internship under a flexible schedule, the intern must work the equivalent hours of a two-month full-time internship within no more than six months from the beginning of the internship.
Responsibilities of the internship position encompass the following:
Assisting with the collection and assembly of evidence, analysis of information and data related to investigations, and researching issues related to investigations
Individuals will work closely with investigation teams and participate in planning, execution and completion of investigation tasks
Individuals with IT interest/abilities will also have access to analytical tools and involvement with digital forensics
An individual workplan will be developed for the intern to ensure the most meaningful engagement
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
Planning & Organizing:
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
Uses time efficiently
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) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation;
(c) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
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.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experience in their UN Personal History Profile (PHP).
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is desirable. The official languages of the United Nations Secretariat are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.
Potential candidates will be contacted by the Hiring Manager directly for further consideration.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
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 programmes 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 your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Children and siblings of UN staff are not eligible for participation in the UN internship programme.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.