OLA - Office of Legal Affairs New York, USA
Mar 06, 2020Intern
Org. Setting and Reporting The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Office of Legal Affairs (DOALOS/OLA) is recruiting interns for the period from May 2020 to October 2020. We are seeking motivated applicants who wish to gain professional experience in ocean affairs and the law of the sea within an international organization in order to supplement their knowledge, skills and studies. This internship will provide practical experience in ocean affairs and the law of the sea and an opportunity to work in a multicultural, intergovernmental organization. Under supervision, interns are assigned to projects and tasks which will provide them with the opportunity to apply and further develop their knowledge in ocean affairs and the law of the sea. This internship is for an initial period of two months, without leave, and with the possibility of extension depending on the needs of the department. The internship is NOT PAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned. Travel costs, travel arrangements (including visas), and living accommodations are the responsibility of the intern or their sponsoring entities. Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any position in the professional categories within the UN Secretariat for a period of six (6) months following the end of their Internship. Any employment with the UN at that point in time shall be subject to established recruitment and selection procedures. For more information about the United Nations internship programme in general, please visit https://careers.un.org/lbw/home.aspx? viewtype=IP&lang=en-US . For details on OLA's mandate and the specific functions of its divisions, please visit our internet site at: https://legal.un.org/ola/Default.aspx For details on DOALOS/OLA's mandate and functions, please visit: https://legal.un.org/ola/div_doalos.aspx?section=doalos Responsibilities Responsibilities of internship positions range widely, encompassing many aspects of DOALOS/ OLA's work. These responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: • Assistance in conducting legal research on issues related to ocean affairs and the law of the sea using multiple research resources. • Assistance in the review of legal documents, instruments or other material. • Assistance in drafting and preparing official and legal documents. • Attending and taking notes at conferences and meetings. • Assistance in servicing conferences and meetings. • Working on website and/or presentations. • Perform other duties as assigned.