The Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension, if required by the division.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background and the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- To conduct supporting studies on the areas of sustainable agriculture, food security and poverty alleviation in the context of post-2015 development goals and sustainable development goals.
- Assist with relevant research for development of information and public awareness materials in the above mentioned areas.
- Assist with the preparation & organization of training events .
- Assist in maintaining, updating and further expanding database.
- Assist with the preparation of various outreach meetings and briefing sessions.
- Assist with liaison with partners.
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.
- Commitment to Continuous Learning: keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession, actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally, contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates, shows willingness to learn from others, seeks feedback to learn and improve
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); or
- be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
- have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation.
- are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
- shall 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 includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset.