Intern - Information Management
U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
截止日期：31 October , 2017
A complete online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Cover Note must include:
- Title of degree you are currently pursuing- Graduation Date (when will you be graduating from the programme)
- List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
- List your top three areas of interest/department preferences
- Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s)
- Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experience, IT skills, and three references.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This internship position is with the United Nations ESCAP Library, which is part of the Strategic Publications, Communications & Advocacy team in the Office of the Executive Secretary. The internship is for two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, if required by the division. The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the division or office to which they are assigned.
Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background and the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
- cataloguing books, serials and multimedia materials in the Library's integrated library system (ILS);
- assisting in the Library's digitization efforts;
- assisting in collection management activities (shelving, weeding, etc...);
- assisting in reference and circulation services;
- designing and publishing publicity materials on the Library's e-resources and services;
- designing and delivering Library training modules and supporting materials on various topics (searching the catalogue, using online databases, accessing e-journals, etc...);
- taking part in the Library's information and knowledge management tasks and initiatives (i.e. editing intranet and internet pages, developing strategies for further improvements, etc...);
- reviewing and organizing ESCAP's photographic collection and selecting priority images for digitization; and
- preparing materials for temporary off-site storage.
- 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 the audience
- Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
- 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
- Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view
- Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
- Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions
- Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems
- Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects-Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client
Applicants must meet one of the following requirements, at the time of application :
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);
c) have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme;
shall 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 have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship. Knowledge of an additional official UN language is an asset. Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish are the official languages of the United Nations Secretariat.