Job Opening

Posting Title: INTERN - Public Information and Communication, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Business Transformation and Accountability Division
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 07 October 2021 - 05 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Public Information-DMSPC BTAD-164695-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This internship is located in the Analytics and Visualization Team of the Analytics and Project Management Section (APM) of the Business Transformation and Accountability Division (BTAD) in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC).

The Analytics and Visualization team of DMSPC/BTAD/APM designs and develops advanced analytic and visualization solutions for global clients. The team responds to client requests based on a complex question that requires analytical treatment and visualization methods that are not possible using standard approaches. The team provides a data science training as a service and produces several thematic real-world articles/narratives as part of training material (including web platform, ebooks and Github repository). The team organizes live events such as outreach communication, formal training overview for potential training audiences as well as webinars and Q&A sessions to enrolled participants.

The internship programme is for a period of three months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, pending on the needs of the department.

The internship is UNPAID and interns work remotely up to five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.


As part of the DMSPC/BTAD Analytics and Visualization team, the technical intern will be responsible for the following duties:

•Edits narratives and reshape them in news articles format using fair and unbiased perspective
•Designs and produces graphic arts to the articles
•Conducts internet research on thematic real-world events
•Drafts and finalizes correspondence and other communications to specific audience
•Drafts, formats, edits and posts news stories/articles including graphics, photographs, and videos
•Prepares background documents, reports, talking points, presentations, etc
•Assists with development and implementation of surveys
•Supports clients’ requests using above mentioned approaches


oDemonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
oIs conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
oIs motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
oShows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

oSpeaks and writes clearly and effectively
oListens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
oAsks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
oTailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
oDemonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

oWorks collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
oSolicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.
oPlaces team agenda before personal agenda.
oSupports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
oShares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

•Client Orientation:
oConsiders all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
oEstablishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
oIdentifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
oMonitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
oKeeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
oMeets timeline for delivery of products or services to client


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);

-Applicants are required to:
(a)be computer literate in standard software applications;
(b)have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
(c)have 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 must have a background or experience on at least one of the following areas:
(b)Graphic design / visual communication
(c)Public information
(d)Global or international affairs

Work Experience

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.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.


Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

Special Notice

Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. For internships in the United States of America, interns who are not United States citizens, permanent residents or not currently in the United States on a non-immigrant visa status will be required to obtain a G-4 visa. If already in the United States of America on another non-immigrant visa status other than G-4, interns will be responsible for ensuring that they have a valid visa, and if required, employment authorization, allowing them to undertake the internship.

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.

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)
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
•Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee


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