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INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS -- United Nations, SANTIAGO

Posting Title: INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS, I
Job Code Title: INTERN - LEGAL AFFAIRS
Department/ Office: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duty Station: SANTIAGO   
Job Opening number: 15-LEG-ECLAC-40397-R-SANTIAGO 

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC\CEPAL) is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. It was founded in 1948 with the purpose of contributing to the region's economic and social development. Its mission includes supporting the design, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and the provision of advisory services, expertise and training to Governments, as well as support for regional and international cooperation and coordination activities. Please visit our website at www.eclac.org, for further information.
The internship in the Policies for Sustainable Development Unit (SDHS) will last 3 to 6 months, depending on the needs of the Division/Section. Candidates may be selected throughout the posting period, on an "as-needed" basis.
Interns are expected to work on a full-time basis (work five days per week; 35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the Division/Section to which they are assigned, but they may undertake flexible working arrangements, subject to certain conditions.
The Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division contributes to the evaluation of progress in public policies, instruments and institutions, with a view to promoting more inclusive economic activity with a smaller environmental footprint in the Latin American and Caribbean countries. The Policies for Sustainable Development Unit hosts the Technical Secretariat of the Declaration on the application of Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development on the rights of access to information, participation and justice in environmental matters.
The internship is UNPAID. All costs of travel and accommodation, including living expenses, must be covered by the intern or any relevant sponsoring institution.
The child or sibling of a staff member shall not be eligible to apply for an internship at the United Nations. Interns shall not be eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, positions at the professional level and above for a period of six months following the end of their internship.

 

Responsibilities

 

Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Daily duties may include:
- Assistance in drafting and preparing official documents
- Attending and summarizing conferences and meetings
- Document, legal and internet research

Additionally, the Intern will also perform the following duties:
a.) Carry out research on selected environmental law and governance issues, including data collection and analysis of current trends and situation analysis in specific countries/sectors and presentation in written form of these data and related analysis for inclusion into internal and external documents, performance reports, annual reports, publications or websites, as specified below
b.) Assist the Technical Secretariat of the Declaration on Principle 10 in Latin America and the Caribbean in the drafting of documents, reports and notes and organization of intergovernmental meetings, conferences and workshops.
c.) Perform other related duties, as required.

 

Competencies

 

Professionalism:
Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

 

Education

 

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
-Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
-Be computer literate in standard software applications;
-Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
-Have a demonstrated 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.
-Field of studies should be related to Law, Political Science and/or International Relations

 

Work Experience

 

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

 

Languages

 

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Knowledge of Spanish (both oral and written) is required for the Internship Programme. Knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language would be an asset.

 

Assessment Method

 

Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
 
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