Intern - Political Affairs, Geneva

  • UNOG - United Nations Office at Geneva 
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • May 20, 2020
Intern UNOG - United Nations Office at Geneva

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The post is located at the Office of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) in the SDG Lab. The internship will start as of 1 September 2020. The SDG Lab is a multi-stakeholder initiative that contributes to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by supporting Geneva-based actors in further leveraging expertise and knowledge into policy, practice and action.

The Lab works with a diverse ecosystem of actors that are focused on delivering the 2030 Agenda and identifies strategic opportunities for convergence in order to energize and maximize the added-value of International Geneva in supporting implementation of the SDGs, including but not limited to United Nations & Intergovernmental Organizations, Member States, Civil Society and NGOs, Academia and the Private Sector.

The Lab contributes to Geneva "walking the talk" when it comes to delivering the SDGs. It creates space for interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral collaboration while consistently testing assumptions and asking questions about what is needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda. This dynamic Lab model strengthens the individual efforts of governments and organizations by amplifying their unique voices, creating space for new partnerships to form, and providing a platform to innovate and experiment. It supports the collective knowledge and expertise within Geneva, making it increasingly relevant and actionable for national and local level SDG implementation.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.


Under the supervision of the Director of the SDG Lab in the Office of the Director General, the intern will:
-Assist in managing the network of actors in Geneva working on SDG implementation through contact management, stakeholder mapping and related activities.

-Support the development of SDG Lab communications activities (e.g. website, web content creation, social media, presentations, visual materials, etc.).

-Assist in supporting SDG Lab outreach activities such as preparing event documentation and materials, taking photographs and helping with event set up and tear down.

-Support the compilation of background research on SDG implementation topics as assigned by the SDG Lab team.

-Assist in scoping and developing SDG Lab programmes focused on engaging the community of SDG-related actors in Geneva.

-Support meeting coverage by attending key meetings (e.g. bilaterals and events) related to the SDG Lab including note-taking and recording action items for follow up.

-Other duties as required and determined by the SDG Lab team.

Organization type

UN jobs