Programme Management Intern, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) – Vienna, Austria

The internship in the Office of the Director, OOSA, is for two (2) months with an opportunity for extension up to a total of six (6) months, pending on the needs of the office and the availability of the intern.
The internship is UNPAID and full-time. Interns work five days per week (40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.
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Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual’s background; the intern’s assigned office as well as the internship period. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
1.Prepare inputs for publications, draft speeches, statements and presentations for the Director to major global conferences and meetings of the United Nations and space-related entities, the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its subsidiary bodies.
2.Prepare various written outputs of the Office, e.g. background papers, analytical and briefing notes, and sections of official reports and studies.
3.Support, as necessary, the implementation of outreach activities originating from the Office of the Director, capacity building initiatives, including Office’s public relations and outreach campaigns.
4.Assist in the preparation of programme planning, budget and performance outputs.
5.Draft background notes, papers, factsheets, spreadsheets and other documents in support of the Office’s programme budget, fundraising activities and other administration obligations, including updating internal databases and other planning tools.
6.Support the preparation of cost plans, monitoring and preparation of expenditure status reports and updates, and supporting review of donor reports.
7.Provide general administrative support,
8.Prepare monthly reports, summaries, meeting minutes, standard operating procedures and other management related outputs.
9.Perform other tasks as necessary.



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; (OFFICIAL PROOF FROM THE UNIVERSITY IN SUPPORT OF ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS HAS TO BE ATTACHED TO THE INSPIRA APPLICATION)
•Be computer literate in standard software applications; proficiency in preparing spreadsheets;
•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 include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must include:
•Degree Programme (What are you currently studying?)
•Graduation Date (When will you graduate or when did you graduate from the programme?)
•List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
•List your top three areas of interest.
•Explain why you are the best candidate for this specific internship.
•Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme.
In your online Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.


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