UNAIDS 2024 Internship Apply Now for Global Opportunities

UNAIDS 2024 Internship Apply Now for Global Opportunities

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Attention to all students and graduates seeking internships,

Exciting news! UNAIDS has just announced the commencement of applications for new internships, with the application window closing on May 31, 2024. If you possess a fervor for developing a global career, seize this opportunity to nurture and enhance your talents.

Background About UNAIDS:

UNAIDS, or the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an organization dedicated to tackling the global challenges posed by HIV/AIDS. Here’s a simplified background:

UNAIDS brings together 11 different United Nations agencies to work collectively in the fight against HIV/AIDS. These agencies include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO, and the World Bank.

The organization aims to achieve three key goals: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS plays a crucial role in coordinating efforts on a global scale to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Their work is aligned with broader international goals, specifically aiming to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. For more information, you can visit their website at unaids.org.

Background About the UNAIDS Internship Position:

  1. Eligibility Criteria:
    • Open to individuals currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate degree programs.
    • Recent graduates who completed their studies within the past year are also eligible.
  2. Practical Experience:
    • Designed to provide hands-on experience in contributing to global efforts against HIV/AIDS.
    • Opportunity to apply academic knowledge and skills to real-world situations.
  3. Key Qualities and Skills:
    • Effective teamwork and adaptability.
    • Clear communication skills in both individual and group settings.
    • Commitment to continuous learning and performance improvement.
    • Initiative, enthusiasm, and a service-oriented approach to work.
  4. Collaboration with Professionals:
    • Interns work alongside professionals in the field, gaining insights and practical knowledge.
    • Contribution to the overall mission of achieving zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths.
  5. Age and Language Requirements:
    • Candidates must be at least 20 years old at the time of application.
    • Proficiency in at least one of WHO/UNAIDS’s official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish).
  6. Documentation and Previous Participation:
    • Candidates should hold a valid passport/ID from a WHO/UNAIDS Member State.
    • Previous participation in UNAIDS’ internship program may affect eligibility.
  7. Global Impact:
    • Internship aligns with UNAIDS’ broader mission of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
    • Provides an opportunity for interns to contribute to global health initiatives.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  1. Age and Language Proficiency:
    • Candidates must be at least 20 years old at the time of application.
    • Proficiency in at least one of WHO/UNAIDS’s official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish) is required.
  2. Educational Background:
    • Enrollment in an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate degree program at a recognized educational institution.
    • Recent graduates who completed their studies within the past year are also eligible.
  3. Passport/ID Requirement: Candidates should be holders of a valid passport/ID from a WHO/UNAIDS Member State.
  4. Familial Connections: Persons with immediate family members employed by the UNAIDS Secretariat (e.g., son/daughter, brother/sister, or mother/father) are not eligible for internships.
  5. Previous Participation: UNAIDS may only offer an internship to candidates who have NOT previously participated in UNAIDS’ internship program.
  6. Key Skills:
    • Effective teamwork and adaptability.
    • Clear communication skills for both one-on-one discussions and group presentations.
    • Proficiency in producing clear correspondence and written reports.
    • Ability to apply knowledge and skills to the job, with a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
    • Initiative, enthusiasm, and effective time management.
    • Innovation and a service-oriented approach to work.
    • Ownership of assigned responsibilities and resourceful use of resources.
  7. Clearances: Applicants must meet any necessary clearances required for the internship.

Closing Date : 31 May 2024

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