Internship in Turkey in Programme Management from the UN
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Internship in Turkey in Programme Management from the UN

Turkey 02 Mar 2021

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OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

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Deadline
02 Mar 2021
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The United Nations Technology Bank  is offering an internship in Turkey in the programme management field  for a period of two months with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six months depending on the needs of the Technology Bank. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in drafting and preparing background documents, reports, issue briefs, talking points, articles, presentations etc.
  • Attend and summarize conferences and meetings.
  • Support organization of meetings and conferences, side events to strengthen strategic engagement with UN system partners.
  • Assist in data collection of science, technology and innovation practices.
  • Conduct research and provide analysis on science, technology and innovation and sustainable development issues.
  • Support research on technology needs assessments and related topics.
  • Assist in maintaining databases.
  • Support the review of key publications.
  • Assist in preparing training and learning events and other capacity-building initiatives for science, technology, and innovation.

Requirements:

The intern is expected to:

  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes a willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications.
  • Education: To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher).
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent).
    • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
  • Work Experience: Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the Programme.
  • Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an asset.

Competencies:

The United Nations Core Competencies include:

  • Communication: Ability to draft clearly and concisely, good written and oral language skills.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.
  • Technological Awareness: Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. 

Conditions:

The internship is unpaid and fulltime.

Internship Duration:-

The internship program lasts for a period of two months with an opportunity for extension up to a maximum of six months depending on the needs of the Technology Bank. Interns work five days per week (35 hours).

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