About the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme:
The UN Holocaust Programme was established in 2006 by UN General Assembly resolution 60/7 with a mandate to further education about and remembrance of the Holocaust, in order to help prevent future genocide. Since then, the Holocaust Programme has developed an international network of civil society partners and a multifaceted programme that includes many activities, including online educational products, study guides and DVDs, a journal, seminars, a film series, and the annual worldwide observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust on 27 January.
Description of duties:
The internship is UNPAID and full-time (Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm).
Effective immediately, for 2 months period.
Daily responsibilities include will include:
- Assisting the office with the preparation of special large-scale events (including the ceremony marking the International Day of commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust to be held on 27 January 2012 in the General Assembly Hall)
- Assisting with registering guests for upcoming events
- Assisting with maintenance of social media outlets
- Assisting in drafting event correspondence, timelines, website stories
- Conducting Internet research
- Providing general office support (processing, drafting and finalizing correspondence; registration; setting up and maintaining files/records, organizing meetings, etc.)
Good technical skills, experience in organizing events, web skills desired.
Communications: excellent spoken and written English, ability to draft clearly and concisely.
Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
Please note that:
- You must have a valid US passport or work visa.
- Applicants must be enrolled in a degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree or higher); or if pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and graduate stages, have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent institution towards the completion of a degree.
- There should be no expectation of employment within the UN after this period of service.
To apply, please use the UN career portal by registering at: https://inspira.un.org and completing internship application for the Department of Public Information (search for job ID #21996 in advanced search). In your application please indicate that you are interested to intern with the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme. (Download Intership Applicant's Manual).
Please email a PDF file of the completed application along with a short cover letter stating why you think you are the most qualified for this position, along with contact information for reference (3 contacts) to:firstname.lastname@example.org
(Please state the following in the subject line: Internship application)
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
No phone calls please, thank you!
Applications from students from developing countries, underrepresented or unrepresented countries in the UN are encouraged.
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 DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.