Intern (Space Solutions for Sustainable Development)
Org. Setting and Reporting
The Office for Outer Space Affairs OOSA-Space Applications Section internship is for four (4) months with an opportunity for extension up to a total of six (6) months, pending on the needs of the office and the availability of the intern.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
For information on the work of OOSA and the Space Applications Section, please visit http://www.unoosa.org
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
1.Contribution to the Space Solutions Compendium opportunities
2.Contribution to space user needs analysis
3.Contribution to the design of a space related sub-website
4.Contribution to an information circular on space and the Sustainable Development Goals
5.Assistance in liaison with strategic partners for the execution of the Space Applications Section activities
6.Assist in programme management and administration related matters
7.Support the Office in its fund-raising efforts, including conducting in-depth research on related matters
8.Contribute to background notes, papers, factsheets, spreadsheets and other documents in support of the activities of the Space Applications Section
9.Provide general technical support, including updating internal databases and other planning tools.
10.Contribute to the preparation monthly reports, summaries, meeting minutes and other documents as requested.
11.Supports the creation, management and maintenance of webpages of the Space Applications Section, including the creation of access statistics
12.Perform other tasks as necessary
The United Nations Core Competencies include:
•Planning and organizing: Develops clear goals, identifies priority activities and assignments and monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary.
•Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with colleagues from different national and cultural backgrounds to achieve organizational goals.
•Accountability: Honours commitments and delivers outputs within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
•Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
•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 first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation; (OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN SUPPPORT OF ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION)
•Have a solid knowledge in space technology or related disciplines.
•Be computer literate in standard software applications; proficiency in preparing spreadsheets and databases management.
•Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
•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.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.
English is the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Applicants may be contacted by the Programme Manager as part of the assessment process.
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
•Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List the web coding skills that you are proficient in.
•List your top three areas of interest.
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
•Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, coding skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.