Utility Deadline: Ongoing

This internship programme is aimed toward graduate college students and is out there on the Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights – OHCHR. These internships are supposed to:

  1. enhance the intern’s understanding of present human rights points on the worldwide stage and provides them an perception into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR particularly; and
  2. present OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the help and contribution of excellent younger college students or graduates.

To be eligible for an internship with OHCHR, it’s important to apply by means of the UN Careers web site . When finishing your utility, kindly point out a time interval within the present 12 months when you can be found to start out your internship.

Function of the internship programme

Internships for graduate college students can be found on the Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). These internships are supposed to:

  1. enhance the intern’s understanding of present human rights points on the worldwide stage and provides them an perception into the work of the United Nations and OHCHR particularly; and
  2. present OHCHR and the United Nations Human Rights mechanisms with the help and contribution of excellent younger college students or graduates.

The connection between the Group and the intern is one in every of mutual profit. Interns are assigned to an organizational unit of OHCHR based on the wants of the Workplace and their very own areas of curiosity. They’re concerned, inter alia, in: researching human rights points, drafting analytical papers and reviews, offering substantive and technical servicing of conferences, backstopping fact-finding and technical cooperation actions in addition to area operations and supporting different OHCHR actions, relying on the exigencies of the Workplace. As a part of the internship programme, OHCHR endeavours to temporary interns by means of a sequence of knowledge periods on human rights points carried out by workers of the Workplace.

{Qualifications} required

Please remember the fact that even if you happen to meet the {qualifications} described under, there isn’t a assure of an internship. You’ll be contacted immediately by the Hiring Supervisor if you’re chosen.
Candidates to the United Nations internship programme should on the time of utility meet one of many following necessities:

  1. Be enrolled in a graduate faculty programme (second college   diploma or equal, or greater);
  2. Be enrolled within the remaining educational 12 months of a primary college diploma programme (minimal Bachelor’s stage or equal);
  3. Have graduated with a college diploma (as outlined in 3.1 (a) and (b) above) and, if chosen, should start the internship inside a one-year interval of commencement, as offered for in part 11.four of the current instruction.

Situations of service

  1. In line with the prevailing Swiss laws, asylum seekers should not permitted to hunt any type of employment, whether or not paid or unpaid, together with internship. The laws additionally extends to worldwide organisations akin to OHCHR.
  2. Interns are assigned to work with a supervisor who’s accountable for offering them with an outline of duties and a workplan. Upon completion of the internship, each the supervisor and the intern are required to finish a remaining report describing what was achieved in the course of the internship. As well as, each intern is requested to finish an analysis questionnaire on his/her task and to submit it to OHCHR’s Administrative Part.
  3. United Nations internships should not remunerated and interns should not thought of officers or workers members of the Group. Journey prices and dwelling bills have to be borne by the interns themselves or by a sponsoring establishment. Interns are accountable for making their very own journey preparations and for acquiring visas. In Geneva, interns are offered, upon arrival, with a Swiss ID card during the internship by OHCHR’s Administrative Part. They’re additionally supplied with a U.N. floor go, a library card and normal details about OHCHR and the United Nations.
  4. The United Nations accepts no duty for prices arising from accidents and/or sickness incurred throughout an internship. Interns should have their very own medical insurance. In case of sickness or different circumstances which could forestall the completion of the internship, interns will inform their supervisor and OHCHR’s Administrative Part.
  5. There is no such thing as a expectancy of employment on the finish of the internship and interns can’t apply for any common or momentary place with the United Nations in the course of the internship and for a interval of six months following the expiration date thereof.
  6. Interns are anticipated to work full-time and to hold out the duties assigned to them. They don’t accrue annual depart in the course of the interval of the internship. In any other case they’re sure by the identical duties and obligations as common workers members; particularly, all confidential and unpublished data obtained in the course of the internship will not be utilized by interns with out the written authorization of the United Nations.

For data see additionally the Administrative Instruction in regards to the Internship Programme (ST/AI/2014/1).

Internship Programme – Internship Coordinator – Administrative Part (internships)

Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights
Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
E-mail tackle: [email protected]

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the 2020/2021 Internships on the Workplace of the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights

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