Intern - Political affairs, Geneva

  • UNOG - United Nations Office at Geneva 
  • Geneva, Switzerland
  • Jun 19, 2020
Intern UNOG - United Nations Office at Geneva

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

The internship is located in the Geneva office of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). Established in 1997, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) works to eliminate the threat posed by mines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices by coordinating United Nations mine action, leading operational responses at the country level, and supporting the development of standards, policies and norms. As a specialized service of the United Nations located within the Department of Peace Operations, UNMAS operates under UN legislative mandates of both the General Assembly and the Security Council. UNMAS also responds to specific requests for support from the UN Secretary-General or designated official. For more information, please visit: https://www.unmas.org/en. The UNMAS/OROLSI/DPO Geneva internship is for six months. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.

Responsibilities

Duties of the intern include, but are not limited to:

- Conducts research and drafts official documents related to priorities of UNMAS;
- Assists on treaty-related matters, including the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, the Convention on Cluster Munitions, the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;
- Assists on other relevant policy matters, including the use of explosive weapons in populated areas;
- Attends conferences and meetings of interest to UNMAS, and provides verbal and written briefing notes to colleagues;
- Supports the work of the Inter-Agency Working Group on Mine Action;
- Supports the office’s engagement with the humanitarian community;
- Contributes to the team’s day-to-day tasks as needed, including administration and communications matters;
- Performs other duties as requested by the supervisor.

 

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