INTERN - ENGINEERING - SUSTAINABLE BUILDING EXPERT
United Nations
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Responsibilities

Our interns work as full members of our team, pursue projects that are designed to make a significant difference in UNGSC, and have opportunities to learn about the United Nations overall.

The Intern will be performing the following duties :

  • Conducts research on ITACA standards or similar using multiple sources; selects relevant material, analyses information, and presents findings for internal review.
  • Assists in Assessing buildings according to ITACA standards or similar :
  • Assist in designing, organizing, planning and managing the collection, evaluation, analysis, compilation, reporting and dissemination of statistical data.
  • Assists in preparing background documentation and creates graphically engaging power point presentations incorporating analytical data.
  • Participates in meetings, conferences, and seminars, drafts summary reports and minutes as well as monitors and follows-up on relevant actions.
  • Brings creative thinking to the team and being willing to share.
  • Communication

  • 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.
  • Tailor’s language, tone, style, and format to match the audience.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning and Organizing

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
  • Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
  • Technological Awareness

  • Actively seeks to apply emerging technology across tasks.
  • Keeps abreast of available technology.
  • Understands applicability and opportunities of technology for the organization.
  • Education

    Please note that to qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the applicants must meet one of the following requirements :

    a) Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

  • b) be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent);
  • The field of studies must be closely related to the type of Internship you are applying for : Engineering, Architecture or related area.

    The Intern is expected to :

  • 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;
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of ITACA Protocol is an advantage.

    Work Experience

    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.

    Assessment

    Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    Special Notice

    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.

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises.

    Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship.

    The internship is UNPAID and full-time (i.e. an intern is expected to work five days per week (8 : 00 a.m. - 4 : 30 p.m.

    and there should be no expectation of employment within the UN after an internship.

    A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

    The Cover Note must include :

  • Title of degree you are currently pursuing (what are you currently studying?), and the specific subjects taken.
  • Graduation Date (when will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?).
  • Your availability for the internship (start and end date) : the minimum duration of an internship is two months and can be extended up to a total period of six months.
  • List IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
  • List your top three areas of interest / department preferences.
  • Explain why you are the best candidate for the Technical Cell of Campus Support Unit.
  • Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
  • 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.

    Interns shall not be eligible to apply for or be appointed to any position in the Professional or higher categories or at the FS-6 and FS-7 levels in the Field Service category during the period of the internship and the six months immediately following the expiration date thereof.

    Applicants who are children or siblings of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations.

    Applicants who are otherwise related to a staff member may be engaged as interns, provided that they are neither assigned to the same work unit as such staff member nor placed under the direct or indirect supervision of such staff member.

  • For purposes of this instruction, "child" means : (a) the child of a staff member; (b) the child of the spouse of a staff member (stepchild);
  • or (c) the son- or daughter-in-law of a staff member. "Sibling" includes a half-sibling or step sibling.

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