The intern shall support OHCHR in fulfilling its mission: to work for the protection of all human rights for all people; to help empower people to realize their rights; and to assist those responsible for upholding such rights in ensuring that they are implemented.
Daily responsibilities of Human Resources Management [Staff Development] interns will depend on the individual's background and duties may include but are not limited to supporting the Staff Development Unit in general and, in particular, the intern may: Update the content of the external website for the internship programme in preparation for the advertisement on inspira; Update the intranet page of the internship Programme for the Interns forum; Develop an extensive frequently asked questions (FAQs) page for interns; Assist with the processing of internship applications for the winter semester; Assist with the on boarding of interns; Support the administration of interns; and Perform administrative tasks as assigned by supervisor, as appropriate.
To qualify for the United Nations Secretariat internship programme applicants must, at the time of their submission, be enrolled in the final academic year of a first-level university degree programme programme (i.e. Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree); be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master's degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or have completed an aforementioned academic degree, preferably in the area of human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or a related field, AND, if selected, must commence the internship on the date indicated on the acceptance letter.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this internship, fluency in English or French is required, knowledge of the other is an asset. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).