Intern - Administration, New York

  • DOS - Department of Operational Support
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Oct 15, 2020
Intern DOS - Department of Operational Support

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the Director in the UN Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety And Health (DHMOSH), Office of Support Operations(OSO),
Department of Operational Support (DOS).

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the Secretariat, including departments, offices away from headquarters, peace operations, and regional commissions.

The Division of Healthcare Management and Occupational Safety and Health (DHMOSH) provides services to Secretariat entities as well as to New York-based Agencies, Funds, and Programmes (AFP). The services include medical entitlement administration, occupational safety and health, medical workforce management, clinical governance, patient safety and public health. In addition, the Secretariat’s counselling services are located within DHMOSH.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time (five days per week), for a minimum duration of two (2) months and can be extended up to six (6) months.

Interns work five days per week (35 hours).


Under the overall supervision of the Medical Director, the incumbent may have responsibilities which include, but are not limited to:

1.Assist in development of critical health-related Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), plans and guidelines for the DHMOSH in UNHQ and field duty stations;

2.Contribute to the monitoring of latest health policy developments relevant for DHMOSH;

3.Assist in conducting research on other matters related to the work of DHMOSH;

4.Provide assistance in preparing, proofreading grammar, reviewing style and editing official documents, ensuring accuracy and consistency;

5.Conduct research, including document, medical and psychosocial policies, and internet searches;

6.Assist with reporting, drafting and editing of content for print, web and multimedia, events and publications;

7.Assist with information and knowledge management;

8.Create communication products (flyers, newsletters, graphics, videos, podcasts, multimedia materials);

9.Assist in organizing special events and meetings;

10. Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.


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Organization type

UN jobs