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New York Internship Program At UN Department of Political Affairs 2022

The Peacebuilding Support Office would like to recruit an intern to support the work of the Peacebuilding Commission Support Branch

  • Tasks will include
  1. Conduct state-of-the-art research related to regional and national peacekeeping needs and programs
  2. Identifies sources and analyzes related data for peace-building
  3. Draft inputs for written products, such as background and conceptual notes, based on quality research and data analysis
  4. Participates in and supports the appropriate meetings of the Peace Commission
  5. Supports refinement of delivery services for the Assistant Secretary-General and other senior officials
  6. Performs other related tasks as required

The branch strives to offer interns an opportunity to work independently with substantive issues while also assisting colleagues in the day-to-day operations of the office. The intern will be encouraged to actively explore relevant training options from the wide range of training courses being offered on an ongoing basis to UN staff at Headquarters, including self-paced online training courses on conflict-sensitive planning and programming.



  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively;
  • Listen to others, interpret messages from others correctly, respond appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and shows interest in having two-way communication;
  • They sew language, tone, style and format to suit the audience;
  • Demonstrates ease in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • It works in partnership with partners to achieve organizational goals. Asks for ideas by truly appreciating the opinions of others and expertise;
  • Willing to learn from others; Put the group agenda ahead of personal agenda;
  • Supports and acts in accordance with the party’s final decision, even when such decisions may not fully reflect his position;
  • Credit sharing achieved by the team and accepts shared responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client Orientation

  • It looks at all those who provide services as “customers” and wants to see things from a customer perspective;
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers by gaining their trust and respect;
  • Identifies customer needs and aligns appropriate solutions;
  • Monitors the ongoing development inside and outside the customer base to stay informed and anticipate problems;
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or obstacles to projects;
  • It meets the timeline for the delivery of products or services to the client

Eligibility Criteria


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:
    • Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
    • Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent)
  • The field of study must be closely related to the type of internship you are applying for.
  • Proficient in standard word processing and software applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint or similar; Be proficient in standard office automation equipment, scanner, printer, etc.).
  • Have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.


  • 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.

Language Required

  • 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 an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

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