Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship is in the Facilities and Asset Management Services Section (FAMSS) of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA - unescwa.org). The intern reports directly to the Chief of Section.
The duration of an ESCWA internship is normally two months on a full-time basis - this may be exceptionally extended for a maximum period of six months. The internship certificate is awarded on the recommendation of the supervisor.
Interns are not financially remunerated by the United Nations. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of interns or their sponsoring institutions. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance of the intern or costs arising from injury, illness or death that may occur during an internship. Applicants for internship must show proof of valid medical insurance coverage to cover the full period of the internship at the duty station and provide a medical certificate of good health prior to the commencement of the internship. The United Nations accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to personal effects that may occur during the internship. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
1 - Assist in modification works and projects for the UN House, prepare specifications, bills of quantities and cost estimates;
2 - Assist in preparing and updating project documentation, including project plan, project schedule, scope of work, drawings and technical documents;
3 - Attend and summarize meetings;
4 - Assist in overseeing and supervising the on-site works;
5 - Assist in calculation of quantities of executed works and in preparing reports.
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