Work Location
Expected duration
2 to 6 months. Estimated Starting date Mid-April, Early May 2024
Duties and Responsibilities
These positions are located in the Office of Supply Chain Management (OSCM) in the Department of Operational Support (DOS). The Department of Operational Support was established to provide end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the United Nations Secretariat, including other departments, offices away-from UN headquarters, UN field missions, and UN regional commissions. The Office of Supply Chain Management includes the Office of the Assistant Secretary General for Supply Chain Management, Logistics Division, the Procurement Division, the Uniformed Capabilities Support Division, Global Service Centre, Aviation Safety Section and the Enabling and Outreach Service. OSCM is committed to building efficient, agile, responsive, accountable, end-to-end uniformed capabilities and supply chain solutions for all our global partners and clients. Supply Chain Management covers a wide scope of services including supply chain planning and performance management, logistical support, procurement, vendor management and supplier diversity, aviation safety, and uniformed capabilities support. In addition to operational services and support, OSCM also provides advisory services and guidance to nearly 100 client entities globally, as well as to troop and police contributing countries (T/PCCs). The incumbent will report to the relevant Supervisor. Our interns work as full members of our team, pursue projects that are designed to make a significant difference in OSCM, and have opportunities to learn about the United Nations overall. – Strategic and Project Support This track resembles consulting-like work and draws on conceptualization, PowerPoint, and project management skills. • Help to analyze the performance across functional areas, including supply chain, uniformed support, planning and operational support, and administrative support • Support work on priority projects such as specific innovation initiatives • Support design, drafting, and implementing strategic priorities such as departmental-wide performance framework, client relationship models, etc. – Communications and Design This track aims at applicants with some experience with graphic design, working with the Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign, Illustrator) and/or experience in building websites. • Design core identity products that illustrate corporate vision, mission, and values • Design and prepare content/copy for corporate briefings, presentations, fact sheets, and snapshots • Support the development of websites, including layout, content, look and feel • Provide design support across a range of print and online products
Qualifications/special skills
To qualify for an internship with the UN, 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 university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above). No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship. We are open to a broad range of educational and professional backgrounds. For this Internship specifically, OSCM is looking for candidates pursuing studies and experiences in the following area: – Strategic and Project Support – Communications and Web Design
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Additional Information
The Cover Note must include: • Title of degree you are currently pursuing, and the specific subjects taken • Expected Graduation Date (when you will be graduating from the programme) • Your availability for the internship (start and end date), The internship programme lasts for at an equivalent of two months part time (up to 30 hours per week) and can be as long as six months. Full time or Part- Time. In person, hybrid (few days in person and few days remotely),or in specific instances fully remote. • List IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in • Explain why you are the best candidate for the Office of Supply Chain Management • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme • As internships with us focus on one of four areas. In your cover note, please indicate which work stream you are interested in: Executive and Management Support; Analytics and Business Intelligence; Strategic and Project Support; Communications and Design • In your Personal History Profile (PHP), be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in, and three references. Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted. Your application will be evaluated based on the information provided in the PHP and not on any attachments. • Your VISA status must be mentioned (Type of VISA and CPT/OPT including expiring dates). The intern will be responsible for obtaining and financing the necessary visas. • The internship is UNPAID All costs related to travel, insurance, accommodation, and living expenses must be borne by either the interns or their sponsoring institutions • Interns work five days per week (30 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned. Alternatively, Part- Time. In person, hybrid (few days in person and few days remotely), or in specific instances fully remote. as agreed with the supervisor in OSCM. • Confidentiality is a key factor. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Intern Specific text
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. Interns who are not citizens or permanent residents of the country where the internship is undertaken, may be required to obtain the appropriate visa and work/employment authorization. Successful candidates should discuss their specific visa requirements before accepting the internship offer.
No Fee