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Intern - Sport for development and peace

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Intern - Sport for development and peace

This internship position is located at the UNOSDP (United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace) Liaison Office in Geneva. The UNOSDP Head of Office and the Geneva based Liaison Officer will supervise and direct the work of the intern. The intern will be expected to assist with all relevant activities of the UNOSDP Geneva Liaison Office as well as the office in general.

Starting date: As soon as possible.

Duration: 3 – 6 months maximum.


The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.



- Assists in the preparation of press releases, talking points, speeches, letters, notes and other related matters;

- Undertaking research on specific topics related to sport for development and peace;

- Assisting in meetings and preparing summaries;

- Collecting media articles and compiling press reviews;

- Participating in the development of an advocacy and fundraising strategy

- Supporting the day to day running of the office;

- Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.




-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

time, -Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated


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 (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

·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

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.



Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French and German would be an asset.


United Nations Considerations

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

No Fee - The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.




Application deadline

Tue, 02/14/2017

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