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Internship: Sport for Development and Peace

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Internship: Sport for Development and Peace

This internship position is located at the UNOSDP Liaison Office in New York. The UNOSDP Head of Office and the New York 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 NY Liaison Office as well as the office in general.

Starting date: As soon as possible

Duration: 3 – 6 months

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.



  • Drafting, editing, translating endorsements, letters, briefing notes, speeches, interviews, press releases, press announcements, op-eds, articles, ;
  • Undertaking research on specific topics related to sport for development and peace;
  • Assisting in meetings and preparing summaries etc.;
  • 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

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. Knowledge of other UN languages an asset.


New York,
United States

Application deadline

Thu, 03/02/2017

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