vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Legal Intern,I, I (Temporary Job Opening)
Intitulé code d’emploi: INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS
Département / Bureau: Office of Legal Affairs
Lieu d'affectation: NEW YORK
Période de candidature: 13 décembre 2017 - 10 février 2018
No de l’appel á candidature: 17-Legal Affairs-OLA-90199-J-New York (A)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

The Office of Legal Affairs is recruiting interns for the 2016 Spring/Summer semester for its six
(6) divisions located in New York. We are seeking highly motivated graduate or
undergraduate students who wish to gain professional experience in international law within
an international organization in order to supplement their studies. This internship will include
practical educational experience which provides the opportunity to work in a multicultural
intergovernmental organization. Under the supervision of legal officers, interns are assigned
to projects and tasks that are most relevant to their educational background and interests. The
interns will have an opportunity to apply and further develop their theoretical knowledge.


Responsibilities of internship positions range widely, encompassing many aspects of OLA's
work. These responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: • Assisting in conducting
legal research on issues related to international law and other areas of specialization using
multiple research resources; • Assisting in the review of legal documents, instruments or other
material; • Assisting in drafting and preparing official and legal documents; • Attending and
taking notes at conferences and meetings; • Assisting in servicing conferences and meetings; •
Working on website and/or presentations.


PROFESSIONALISM: Applicants must demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the United
Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter of the United Nations.
They must have an ability to work effectively in a team in a multicultural environment, and to
work collaboratively with colleagues and external counterparts. In addition, they must have
good drafting and oral communication skills, and be computer literate in standard software
applications. 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping
people informed. TEAMWORK: 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. CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided
to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains
productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs
and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and
outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients
informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets 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 at the time of application 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. The degree programme which applicants are enrolled in or have recently
graduated from must be in law. Applicants must demonstrate their intention to study further
or to work in a field relevant to the work of OLA.

Expérience professionnelle

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the
programme. However, applicants are encouraged to list all relevant work experiences in their

Connaissances linguistiques

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat in New York
For the internship advertised, proficiency in oral and written English is required, and
knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official working
language, i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish, is an advantage.

Méthode d'évaluation

Should there be a need for an intern that matches the applicant's profile, she/he will be
contacted directly by the Division(s). Due to the large number of applications, only shortlisted
applicants will be contacted.

Notice spéciale

TO APPLY: • Please create and complete a personal history profile (PHP) and a cover letter
in the UN e-Recruitment platform, Inspira at In your PHP, please indicate if
you are proficient in the English language. PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE
APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. • It is imperative that the cover letter
includes the following details: (1) Title of the degree currently being pursued and the specific
subjects taken; (2) Expected graduation date from the degree programme or graduation date if
graduated within the past year ; (3) The applicant's objectives for undertaking an internship
with the Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) and how it fits within his/her education/career plan;
(4) Three (3) divisions of interest for internship from among the six Divisions in the Office of
Legal Affairs (in order of preference) with #1 being the most preferred. The six divisions of
OLA are: the Office of the Under-Secretary-General (OUSG), the Office of the Legal Counsel
(OLC), the General Legal Division (GLD), the Codification Division (COD), the Division for
Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea (DOALOS), and the Treaty Section (TS). (5) An
explanation why the applicant is suitable for the specific Division(s); (6) The applicant's
availability for the internship from May 2016 - August 2016. Important Note:• The
duration of an OLA internship is a minimum of two (2) months to a maximum of six (6)
months depending upon the particular needs of the programme. • OLA internships are not
paid. Travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas), and living accommodations are the
responsibility of the intern or their sponsoring institution. • OLA interns are not eligible to
apply for, or be appointed to, any position in the professional or above categories, within the
UN Secretariat for a period of six (6) months following the end of their internship. Any
employment with the UN at that point in time shall be subject to established recruitment and
selection procedures. • Internship positions are full-time. For more information on the terms
and conditions of the UN internship programme, please visit the UN internet site at: For details on OLA's mandate and
the specific functions of its divisions, please visit our internet site at:

Charte des Nations Unies

Les candidats devront répondre aux exigences de l’Article 101, paragraphe 3, de la Charte ainsi qu’aux conditions requises pour le poste. Les Nations Unies s’attendent aux plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité chez l’ensemble de son personnel, ce qui inclut le respect des droits de l’homme et du droit humanitaire. En conséquence, les candidats pourront être sujets à des procédures de vérification contrôlant, sans s’y limiter, leur perpétration, ou accusation de perpétration, de délit et/ou de violation des droits de l’homme et du droit humanitaire international.

Aucune restriction ne sera imposée par l'Organisation à l'accès des hommes et des femmes, dans des conditions égales, à toutes les fonctions, dans ses organes principaux et subsidiaires. (Charte des Nations Unies - Chapitre III, Article 8). Le Secrétariat des Nations Unies est un espace non-fumeurs.

Les candidats sont invités à suivre attentivement toutes les instructions disponibles sur la plate-forme de recrutement en ligne, inspira. Pour des conseils plus détaillés, les candidats peuvent se référer à « Aperçu... Procédure de dépôt de candidature » et le manuel d'instruction pour les candidats, qui peut être consulté en cliquant sur "Manuels" sur le côté supérieur droit du navigateur Web d’inspira dans la page principale de l’utilisateur.
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