Vice Rectorate in Europe – United Nations University (UNU-ViE)


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    The United Nations University Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) recruits highly qualified applicants to work as interns at the Vice Rectorate in Bonn. Interns are recruited through a competitive application process through specific vacancy announcements or unsolicited applications for a minimum period of three months and a maximum period of six months. Students or recent graduates interested in the work of the United Nations and in particular the United Nations University are encouraged to apply.

    Selection criteria

    The qualifications which will be considered in the application process include, but are not limited to, the following. The ideal candidate

    • is currently pursuing or has recently completed under – or postgraduate studies (Bachelor’s or Master’s), preferably in a field related to the University’s priority areas as set forth in its Strategic Plan;
    • has a native or near fluent command of written and spoken English;
    • has excellent research, writing and analytical skills;
    • can establish and maintain effective working relations with people from diverse backgrounds
    • demonstrates resourcefulness and creativity in problem-solving;
    • has advanced computer skills: sound, hands-on, knowledge of standard office software (word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.) ;
    • has a demonstrated interest in the work of the United Nations and more specifically, in the work of the United Nations University.

    Interns responsibilities/Work assignments

    UNU-ViE interns have the opportunity to engage in a number of ongoing initiatives that provide a unique window into the working processes of the University. In broad terms, interns gain insight into and contribute to the priority areas of the University listed below:

    1. Capacity development and knowledge transfer through e-learning (regional focus: Africa)
    2. Science Policy Support, Science for Sustainability, Internationalization of Science
    3. Twinning initiatives and institutional development
    4. Communication and Outreach
    5. Administration and Finance
    6. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

    Facilities and services

    The Vice Rectorate’s Internship Programme accepts interns to work in different areas of the institute for a period of three to six months. Interns are selected throughout the running calendar year. Download the application form to apply for an internship within the Vice Rectorate in Europe.

    Interns work full time during the regular working hours of the University: 9:00–17:00, Monday to Friday. Weekends and official UNU holidays are days off.

    Interns are provided office space and facilities as appropriate for their work. Interns at the Vice Rectorate also enjoy free access to the in-house and electronic library and have the unique opportunity to learn about, contribute to and provide assistance in the organization of conferences, lectures and academic forums and symposiums that take place throughout the year.

    Please see the internships page on the UNU-ViE website as well as the UNU Bonn internship portal for changes or updates.

  • UNU Internship Programmes in Bonn

    Application Form - February 2015 (971.2 KB DOCX)