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Posting Title: INTERN - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, I (Temporary Job Opening)


Department/ Office: Department of Public Information

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Posting Period: 12 September 2017-14 December 2017

Job Opening number: 17-DOC-DPI-85427-J-NEW YORK

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

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

Special Notice

A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

The Cover Note must include: â Title of degree you are currently pursuing

Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the programme)

IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.

Top three areas of interest/department preferences

Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s).

Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The Internship is in the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. It is for a period of two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the division and availability of the candidate.

The internship is unpaid and full-time.

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


The intern will assist one of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjold Library units. The selected intern may perform some of the following functions:

Collect and analyse data related to the acquisition and use of the collection of the Library.

Help with the promotion of Library products (design posters, write short pieces to describe the databases, assist in the organization of talks).

Improve the Dag Hammarskjold FAQ related to the Library’s collection.

Create/edit short video stories to promote library services though social media (Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).

Create reports, program or manipulate data from different UN databases.

Participate in other projects in the Collection Development, Client Services, Digitization, Metadata or Digital Library Units.



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

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 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 in journalism, communication, media studies, filmmaking, international relations or related field (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;
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 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.

Work Experience

No professional work experience required.


English and French are working languages of the UN Secretariat. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable.

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