Internship Call for Application – Sector of Social & Human Sciences (Headquarters)
Grade : N/A
Parent Sector : [[Social and Human Sciences Sector]]
Duty Station: Paris
Job Family: Social and Human Sciences
Type of contract : Non Staff
Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months
Recruitment open to : External candidates
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 31-JUL-2020
UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism
ABOUT THE SECTOR
In today’s increasingly diverse societies, UNESCO continues to accomplish every day its fundamental humanist mission to support people in understanding each other and working together to build lasting peace. UNESCO also helps to enable people to create and use knowledge for just and inclusive societies.
On a daily basis, from its Headquarters and in the Field, UNESCO intervenes to accompany its Member States and all its partners to better understand and address the challenges of our more and more diversified societies, particularly through its intergovernmental Programme for Management of Social Transformations (MOST), its Youth Programme as well the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence Programme which include, inter alia, initiatives for democracy and global citizenship, intercultural dialogue, peace-building.
Furthermore, UNESCO seeks to promote the development and the practice of sporting activities, as well as the fight against doping to foster social integration in different cultural and political contexts, recognizing that sport disregards both geographical borders and social classes.
UNESCO also continues to build and reinforce linkages among ethicists, scientists, policy-makers, judges, journalists, and civil society to assist Member States in enacting sound and reasoned policies on ethical issues in science and technology.
OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST
COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework
Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNESCO internships must at the time of application meet the following academic requirements:
Completed university studies (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment;
Enrolled in a graduate programme (second university degree or Master’s degree or equivalent, or higher), at the time of application; or
Have graduated with a university degree (first or second degree as defined above), and must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Age: You must be at least 20 years old to apply.
Languages: You should have an excellent command, both written and spoken, of English or French. A working knowledge of the other language (English or French) is an asset, and may be required for internships in secretarial and assistantship assignments at the headquarters.
Computer skills: You must have an excellent knowledge of computer systems and office-related software.
Team player: You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
Communication skills: You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Proof of health insurance coverage from a valid major global medical insurance company for the duration of the internship.
Provide a medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship.
You are allowed to submit only one application.
The duration of an internship generally ranges between 2 and 6 months.
Even if you are eligible, there is no guarantee of placement. We receive more applications from qualified candidates than we can place.
Your application will be accessed by UNESCO managers around the world and will stay in our database for a period of six months.
We do not respond to each and every candidate. If selected, you will be directly contacted by the manager. If you do not receive any update within six months, it means that your application has not been successful.
UNESCO does not remunerate interns. There is no compensation, financial or otherwise for internship assignments.
UNESCO applies a zero tolerance policy against all forms of harassment.
UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts. UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.