To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:
(a)Be enrolled in, or have completed, a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or,
(b)Be enrolled in, or have completed, the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent).
Studies/degree in the areas of Information and Communications Technology, Media Studies, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Management, Project Management, Business Management, Marketing, Communications, Library Science or related field is desirable.
Proficiency in standard office automation equipment (e.g. computer, scanner, printer, etc.) and software systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows 7 or similar; Microsoft Office or similar; Lotus Notes or similar, etc.) is required. Familiarity with cutting-edge technology and tools and/or have experience with social networking and collaboration platforms is desirable.
Candidates should also have demonstrated a keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter; and the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and view.