UNESCO INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN THE CULTURE SECTOR

UNESCO INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY IN THE CULTURE SECTOR


The UNESCO Culture Sector aims to promote culture and the creative economy and safeguard cultural and natural heritage in response to the global challenges addressed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well as conflicts, disasters and emergencies and it is hiring interns for this role.
These Interns will assist in the implementation of initiatives related to global priorities (Africa and Gender Equality), priority groups and transversal thematic areas, such as culture and education, culture and climate change, indigenous peoples, SIDS, and youth.

Duties and responsibilities of Interns for this role


Interns who qualify for this role will work under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Culture (ADG/CLT), and the general supervision of the Director/Chief of Entity, and the direct supervision of the Head of Unit/Programme Specialist to contribute to the work of the Unit/Entity, in particular to:
Assist in the implementation and monitoring of Culture programmes and activities.
Contribute to the preparation of documents, reports, work plans and communication content including briefings, talking points, speeches and online content for the Sector.
Assist in conducting research, compiling data and carrying out analysis, drafting and preparing materials pertaining to the implementation of the UNESCO Culture Conventions.
Participate and assist with upcoming meetings, training workshops, events, webinars and conferences organized by the Sector, taking notes and preparing minutes.
Assist in building and maintaining working relationships with other Sectors/Entities, donors/partners, relevant national and international organizations, etc.
Contribute to any additional tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Unit/Entity within the Culture Sector.
Duty Station: Headquarters, Field Offices, and Institutes
Duration of contract : 1 to 6 months
Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 30 June 2024

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


Candidates must be at least 20 years old to apply.
Academic qualifications:
At the time of your application to the internship programme:
Candidate must currently be enrolled in a graduate programme (Master’s degree, PhD, or equivalent, second university degree or higher).
You have recently graduated with a Master’s degree or PhD (or second degree as defined above), 12 months prior to the start of the internship.
Please note that candidates who have completed their full-time bachelor’s degree but are not enrolled in a graduate programme are not eligible to apply.
Applicants in secretarial/assistant or technical/professional assignments must be enrolled in a secretarial school or in a specialized technical/professional institution, and must have reached the last year of their studies, or have recently graduated (within the last 12 months) from their school or institution.
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.
You should be able to work well in a team and adapt to an international working environment.
You should possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS OF INTERNS
UNESCO does not remunerate interns. There is no compensation, financial or otherwise for internship assignments.
Interns are entitled to 2.5 days of leave per month during their internship.
Candidates will have the opportunity to develop skills in some of the following areas, depending on the needs of the team during the internship:
Develop a fundamental understanding and overview of the mission and structure of the UNESCO Culture Sector in protecting and promoting cultural heritage and creativity.
Acquire an understanding of the mandate of UNESCO as well as its role and functioning as an international organization of the United Nations System.
Develop skills to elaborate internal and external written materials with diplomatic awareness and professional tone in an international context.
Gain experience working in a multicultural team and for an international organization.
Cultivate communication, social media and project management skills.
SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS
The UNESCO Internships Programme is open in January and July each year. Candidates shall apply to the vacancy that matches their personal expertise and domain. Candidates who successfully applied will stay in the intern talent pool and will be further assessed. The candidature will be valid for 6 months. Candidates who have been selected will be contacted directly by the relevant hiring manager. Those who were not selected will need to reapply to the internship programme when the new internship vacancies are released.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING FOR THE UNESCO INTERNSHIP


Have your motivation letter and résumé ready before filling out the application form. You only have one hour to finish the process.
Make sure your contact details will be valid in next 6 months.
You can only use either English or French in applying.
Please provide an unofficial French or English translation of your documents if they are not in these languages.
UNESCO does not remunerate interns. There is no compensation, financial or otherwise for internship assignments.
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 further accessed by UNESCO managers 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.

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