Org. Setting and Reporting
The internship is with the Human Security Unit. For more information and case-studies on the Human Security Approach, please consult: http://www.un.org/humansecurity/
The internship with the Human Security Unit, located in New York, is for a duration of three months.
Depending on the needs of the unit and upon satisfactory performance of the intern, there is a possibility for an extension for another three months. The total duration of the entire internship period is six months at maximum. Under no circumstances will there be extension beyond six months. The internship is UNPAID and full time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the unit to which they are assigned.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.
The intern will assist the Human Security Unit (HSU) in providing support to programme management, undertaking outreach activities and providing substantive and logistical support as required in line with the Unit’s strategic objectives and workplan. The HSU and the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) work across and at the intersection of major global agendas to support the UN system in addressing complex challenges in diverse contexts through people-centred, comprehensive, context-specific and preventive strategies. Some of the areas of focus include: inequalities in treatment and persistent poverty, supporting the most vulnerable, prevention of crises, the multidimensional consequences of climate change and disasters, urban violence, and migration, among others.
Tasks include the following:
• Assist staff in conducting research, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources; prepare various written outputs, draft background papers for the Unit; analyze sections of reports and studies, provide inputs to publications and statements, as well as participate at meetings and teleconferences when required.
• Provide support in the provision of content and maintenance of the HSU website, social media and the Human Security Newsletter, and assist in the preparation of ad hoc and quarterly reports.
• Undertake outreach activities; assist in developing advocacy and communication strategies that increase awareness on the added value of the human security concept among UN and non-UN counterparts, including the Advisory Board on Human Security.
• Provide substantive and logistical support to participation and organization of meetings and teleconferences including supporting the identification of participants and preparation of background and logistical documents and minutes.