Closing date: Thursday, 14 May 2020

Posting Title: INTERN - ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, I (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/Office: Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Posting Period: 14 May 2019 - 14 May 2020

Job Opening Number: 19-Economic Affairs-DESA-116943-J-New York (A)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

The Financing for Sustainable Development Office (FSDO) / Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, pending on the needs of the Department.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Department or Office to which they are assigned.


The position is located in the Strategic Engagement and Policy Integration Branch of FSDO/DESA. The intern will support FSDO staff in providing effective secretariat support to the Forum on Financing for Development follow-up and its preparatory and follow-up activities. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to: assistance in drafting and preparing official documents, attending meetings and preparing summaries, compiling research and statistics, data analysis.


The United Nations Core Competencies include: 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.

TEAMWORK - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals - Solicits input by genuinely valuing others‘ ideas and expertise, is willing to learn from others - Place team agenda before personal agenda - Supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, 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.