Traineeships in Legal Services – Frankfurt, Germany

Traineeships in Legal Services – Frankfurt, Germany

Functional Responsibilities

You will be assigned to one of the three divisions, where you will carry out research and prepare legal advice in close collaboration with experienced legal counsels. As a trainee in the Institutional Law Division you will:

  • contribute to the provision of legal advice on questions related to central bank law, the ECB’s privileges and immunities, and all aspects of ESCB and Eurosystem governance, covering EU civil service law, contracts (including non-financial contracts) and procurement law;
  • deal with legal issues concerning accounting, auditing, taxation, euro banknotes and intellectual property.
  • As a trainee in the Financial Law Division you will:
  • support the analysis of legal questions and the preparation of legal acts related to monetary policy, market operations, financial market infrastructures (including ESCB projects such as TARGET2 and TARGET2-Securities), the oversight of payment and settlement systems, statistics, financial services legislation and financial stability.
  • As a trainee in the Supervisory Law Division you will:
  • contribute to the interpretation of the rules which the ECB applies in its supervision of credit institutions, such as those concerning authorisations, fit and proper assessments, capital and liquidity requirements, supervisory reporting, crisis management, enforcement and sanctions;
  • assist in the preparation of advice relating to the SSM Regulation.
  • The position offers you excellent opportunities to gain experience in the provision of legal assistance in matters related to institutional, financial or supervisory law and to put into practice the knowledge and skills which you acquired during your studies. Working together with more experienced colleagues, you will have the opportunity to improve your skills and develop as a young professional. You will be part of a multicultural team that strives for continuous innovation and seeks to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.
  • Traineeship of between 3 and 12 months in total. The recruitment process for this position may include a pre-recorded video interview at the pre-selection stage and – if you are invited to participate in the subsequent selection phase – an online interview via WebEx.

Requirements:

Essential:
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in law, preferably obtained in an EU Member State;
  • An awareness of and interest in the role and functioning of the ECB, ESCB and SSM;
  • An advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B2) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Desired:
  • A specialisation, work or research experience, publications or a master’s or doctoral thesis in fields of law of direct relevance to the work of at least one of the three divisions mentioned above;
  • A sound knowledge of EU law, financial law, contracts and procurement law, or other fields of law of direct relevance to the work of at least one of the three divisions;
  • A working knowledge of French and/or German.
Closing date for applications 11 November 2019 before midnight.

 

Internship – Sustainable Development – Belgrade

Internship – Sustainable Development – Belgrade

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Energy Portfolio Manager, the Intern will be expected to perform an array of duties that support implementation of Energy Management System. These tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting general data on selected buildings (public buildings and PL system in competence of local self-governments) and entering data into EMIS;
  • Collecting data on energy and water consumption in selected buildings (public buildings and PL system in competence of local self-governments) and entering data into EMIS;
  • Providing support in the organization and conducting training of municipal/building energy managers/end-users on data collection and entering into EMIS;
  • Analysis of the obtained data (energy and water consumption) and comparing it to the appropriate on-line metering data;
  • Various technical and administrative matters related to the Energy Portfolio.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Enrolled in a graduate school programme related to Mechanical engineering (second university degree or equivalent, or higher), or have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Langauge requirements:

  • Excellent English and Serbian language skills, spoken and written.
Special Note

UNDP internships are performed strictly on a non-remunerative basis. The intern must make his/her own arrangements concerning all expenses associated with the internship, including living expenses and travel costs.

The intern is personally responsible for and must provide proof of adequate and regular medical insurance and must maintain such insurance during the internship.

Mandatory UNDP requirements for internship

In order to qualify for an internship at UNDP, the candidate needs to meet the following enrolment conditions:

Enrolment:

Enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher). Enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent). Have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation. Attended a course of Applied Thermodynamics.

Skills:

Computer literate in standard software applications; Demonstrates keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP’s Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter; Demonstrates interest and understanding of current events, globally, in Europe and in the region; Demonstrates 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 views.

Closing date for applications 11 November 2019 before midnight New York time.

Intern – Healthier Populations Division/Health Promotion Department

Intern – Healthier Populations Division/Health Promotion Department, Geneva, Switzerland

Descriptions of Duties

Terms of reference

Under direct supervision, the intern will support the delivery of activities related to the area of work as follows:

  • Undertake research and synthesize indicators from the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (GAPPA) Monitoring and Evaluation Framework to support the preparation of a Global Status Report on Physical Activity;
  • Support policy document analysis for the assessment of the implementation of policies to support GAPPA;
  • Support the preparation of case studies on best practices to promote physical activity (for example walking, cycling, play, and sport), in order to support the development of global guidance toolkits, increase levels of physical activity, and contribute to reduction in non-communicable disease and sustainable transport.
  • Support work programme of physical activity by contributing to additional work areas and participate in ongoing departmental projects.

Internship Period

  • The internship duration is 12 weeks, and will take place any time between 06 Jan – 30 June 2020 (exact dates to be determined between the technical unit and the selected intern).

Required Qualifications

Education

Have completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor’s level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; AND be enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they apply to the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).

Experience
  • Experience in research and/or in drafting reports
  • Experience in the subject area through academic work or research
  • More specific experience such as specialized computer programmes
Languages
  • Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable : Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Other UN language.
Closing date for applications 24 October 2019 before midnight.

Intern – Safe abortion/Reproductive Health and Research

Intern – Safe abortion/Reproductive Health and Research, Geneva, Switzerland

Description of Duties

Terms of reference

Under the supervision of a technical expert in the respective area, interns are assigned a project based on agreed terms of reference and in line with their skills set. These terms of references typically include some or all of the following responsibilities:

  • Support the evidence synthesis for the Population, Intervention, Comparison and Outcomes (PICOs) for the update of the Safe Abortion guidance
  • Support the ongoing activities related to the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) initiative
  • Support the drafting, formatting, and editing policy briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures and reports
  • Support the pre-scoping and guidelines-specific meetings
  • Support other work of the Safe abortion team as agreed between the supervisor and the intern
Internship Period
  • The internship duration will be for a minimum of 8 weeks to a maximum of 24 weeks, at any point between 02 January to 30 June 2020 (exact dates to be determined by the supervisor and the selected intern)

Required Qualifications

Education
  • Have completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor’s level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; AND be enrolled in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification (applicants who have already graduated may also qualify for consideration provided that they apply the internship within six months after completion of their formal qualification).
  • Desirable: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in medicine or public health
Experience
  • Experience in research and/or in drafting reports
  • Experience in the subject area through academic work or research
  • Field and/or developing country experience
  • Experience with data analysis, statistical packages and interest in the design of graphical display and analysis of health information in an international comparative perspective, such as for health system performance assessment
Languages
  • Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable : Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Other UN language.
Closing date for applications 30 October 2019 before midnight.

Intern – Nutrition for Health and Development, Geneva, Switzerland

Intern – Nutrition for Health and Development, Geneva, Switzerland

Description of Duties

Terms of reference

Under direct supervision, the intern will support the delivery of activities related to the area of work as follows:

Support the Office of the Director in the implementation of the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (which reaches its mid-term in 2020). The mid-term review (MTR) will assess and evaluate the achievements in individual policy areas of the ICN2 Framework for Action as reflected in the Work Programme of the Decade. Several tasks will be supported, including:

  • the preparatory processes of the mid-term review
  • preparation of background documents
  • the convening of consultations with various stakeholders
  • the organization of online consultation
  • regular updating of the Nutrition Decade website
  • the development of infographics and other communication tools.
  • Support the Office of the Director in fostering and strengthening nutrition in international forums and processes, including the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN), the partnership with FAO on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, and the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
  • preparing contributions to the CFS Advisory Group
  • supporting WHO contributions to the process of developing CFS Voluntary Guidelines for nutrition and food systems (based on the expert and normative work of WHO on effective policies and programmes shaping food environments and food systems supporting healthy diets that are sustainably produced).

These terms of references include the following responsibilities:

  • review literature and conduct literature surveys
  • undertake web research on the six action areas of the work programme of the Decade
  • organize related information in documents
  • assist in drafting, formatting and editing policy briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures and reports
  • assist in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, events and online consultations
  • participate in telephone and video conferences, draft meeting notes
  • participate in on-going departmental projects

Internship Period

  • The start date of this internship will be 20 May 2020, for a duration of 12 weeks or longer

Experience

  • Experience in research and in drafting reports
  • Experience in the subject area of nutrition and sustainable food systems through academic work or research
  • Experience in multisectoral approaches to nutrition
Languages
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate knowledge of French or Spanish. Intermediate knowledge of Other UN language.
Closing date for applications 23 October 2019 before midnight.

Communication Intern – UNICEF

Communication Intern – UNICEF

Scope of work and objectives

The communications intern will assist in creating evidenced-based communication materials that increase visibility, and to leverage public advocacy and supporter engagement for the promotion, protection and fulfilment of children’s rights and to assist and support in the development and implementation of U-Report’s communication activities in 2019.

Under the guidance of the Communication Specialist, the Intern will assist with the following tasks:
  • Draft human-interest stories, take photographs for donor reports, social media and other advocacy platforms;
  • Maintain UNICEF Zimbabwe’s up-to date files of communications materials such as photographs, video’s, press releases and publications.
  • Plan and participate in special events and workshop such as UN Day and World Children’s Day.
  • Support the Communications Specialist in the implementation of the Social Media Plan;
  • Provide logistical support for all advocacy initiatives and events. This includes but is not limited to organizing meeting rooms, placing information kits in folders, inviting media, maintaining an attendance list.
  • Develop content for the U-Report website and post updates on social media (Facebook and Twitter) and/or blog
  • Support the planning and implementation of the UNICEF Brownbag Dialogue Series, and provide logistical support for all sessions;
  • Follow up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., videos, audio-visuals, etc.), and oversee the qualitative aspects of production, (e.g., quality control, translations, reviews of layout and graphic design etc.) to meet UNICEF Zimbabwe standards.
  • Work closely with other UN agencies Communication Officers to ensure coordination and consistent messaging across all channels.
  • Responsible for inviting the media and organizing UNICEF Zimbabwe project site visit in the field to bring to fore the work UNICEF is doing on grassroots levels in Zimbabwe.
This will be a full-time internship; the duration will be for 6 months from date of assumption of duties.

Requirements for Intern: Key Competencies, Skills and Experience

  • Current eligible undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students in Journalism or Mass Communications Studies or any other related Social Science discipline/ have graduated within the past two years.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have excellent academic performance as demonstrated by recent university or institution records.
  • Outstanding interactive skills with multidisciplinary groups and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and sound knowledge of content management systems (Google analytics) an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English and local language is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is considered as an asset.
  • Have no immediate relatives (e.g. father, mother, brother, sister) working in any UNICEF office
  • Have no other relatives in the line of authority which the intern will report to.
  • Previous Work Experience in Communications, youth organization programming or youth engagement is an added advantage.
Closing date for applications 27 October 2019 before midnight.

UNDP Social Media Internship – New York, NY

UNDP Social Media Internship – New York, NY

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Engagement and Partnership Manager in UNDP’s Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy, the intern will specifically be required to:

Social Media
  • Collect, organize in central location, and prepare for optimal social media presentation: stories and other content, photos and other assets from The Lion’s Share events, projects, partnerships and other developments.
  • Draft and prepare engaging content and schedule posts for The Lion’s Share’s social media accounts, e.g., Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Provide support to drafting news stories and updates.
  • Provide support in designing and producing multi-media graphics.
  • Manage and engage with The Lion’s Share community / audience on its social media platforms. Monitor & report risks to supervisor.
  • Update influencer lists and other relevant lists and assist in the creation of editorial workplan calendars, and marketing research.
  • Assist with data extraction and compilation of marketing analysis reports of The Lion’s Share social media accounts.
  • Assist in live coverage of global events.
The intern may also be requested to assist with additional research and administrative tasks:
  • Research private sector and specific company environmental initiatives, marketing data and other needed information.
  • Undertake research on evolving private sector motivations, individuals, marketing campaigns and related events.
  • Provide administrative support on an as-needed basis.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Applicants to UNDP internships must at the time of application meet one of the following academic requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.
Skills and Experience
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and visual.
  • Strong social media knowledge and skills, including in creating engaging content; managing and monitoring different social media channels; maintaining influencer lists; and performing related tasks to increase The Lion’s Share audience and audience engagement.
  • Solid experience in creating written and visual content for high and effective engagement in social media platforms;
  • Good design skills and a creative flair.
  • Strong research, analysis, and reporting skills.
  • Computer proficiency: excellent command of MS Office.
  • Familiarity with design software (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus.
Language

Fluency in English is mandatory.  Proficiency in French is an asset.

Closing date for applications 27 October 2019 before midnight New York time.