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This internship is located in the Office of the Director (OD) in the Division for Special Activities (DSA) in the Department of Operational Support (DOS) at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
DOS was established to provide operational advisory services to operating entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices-away-from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.
DSA oversees a range of specialized or cross-cutting operational capacities. A large part of its responsibilities is to support start-up, surge, transition and liquidation requirements and to exercise authority on behalf of entities to which authority has not been granted owing to a lack of capacity or from which authority has been temporarily withdrawn.
The OD/DSA helps coordinate all of Division's activities and supports priority projects as needed, including strategy, analytics as well as communication and coordination.
The Intern reports to the Administrative Officer.
This internship is for an initial period of two months and may be extended up to six months depending on the needs of the Division.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time.
Our interns work as members of our team in the Office of the Director/DSA, pursue projects that are designed to make a significant difference in DOS, and have opportunities to learn about the United Nations overall. We offer internship opportunities in two areas:
AREA 1: STRATEGIC SUPPORT
•Support strategic analysis to improve operational support provision across the UN Secretariat
•Support strategic peacekeeping reviews, including through analytics
•Support mission support planning activities
•Support priority projects such as business continuity through COVID-19
•Support activities related to operational partnerships
This track resembles consulting-like work, and draws on conceptualization, PowerPoint and project management skills.
AREA 2: ANALYTICS
• Help analyse resource and cost drivers in missions
• Support strategic peacekeeping reviews through analytics
• Support the teams in preparing data, data models, and surveys
• Develop dashboards and visualizations for senior managers, and provide user support
• Support data mining, optimization, metrics development, and predictive analytics
This track focuses on working with data and data models, as well as data visualization.
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