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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Intern, Information Management, Multimedia. UN HQ, DM, ARMS, New York. Open until 11 November 2014

INTERN - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, MULTIMEDIA, I
INTERN - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Department of Management
NEW YORK
27 October 2014-11 November 2014
14-IMA-DM-37653-R-NEW YORK

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


 
 

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

The Cover Note must include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing
- Graduation date (when will you be graduating from the Programme)
- IT skills and video software that you are proficient in
- Top three areas of interest
- Explain why you are the best candidate for this work
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.

In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills or multimedia, and three references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship is within UN Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS), under general guidance of the Chief of UN ARMS, the intern reports directly to the Information Management Officer in charge of digital preservation and continuity. The internship is for a minimum two months with an opportunity for extension to a maximum 6 months. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours).
Responsibilities
The intern will assist one of the United Nations Archives and Records Management multimedia initiatives. Examples of duties to be performed include the following, but are not limited to:

- Posting web content and support website content management
- Support the maintenance of content databases and electronic resources
- Creating metadata for digital collections
- Supporting the activities of Information Management Unit activities, as needed.
Competencies
Core Competencies:
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
-Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
-Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed

Teamwork:
-Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
-Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
-Places team agenda before personal agenda
-Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
-Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings

Client Orientation:
-Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
-Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
-Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
-Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
-Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects
-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
Education
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations New York Headquarters 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;
• 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; 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.
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 French is an asset.
Assessment Method
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS

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