United Nations Internship Opportunities For Zambians

The United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) is a service provider for international peacekeeping, special political and other field operations. Our mission is to help these peace operations succeed with support solutions that are rapid, effective, efficient and responsible. We work with UN and non-UN partners to plan, mobilize and sustain field missions in the world’s most complex environments. Our core services range from budget, personnel, technology, and logistics support, to supply chain, facility, and asset management. In 2015/16, our operations span 36 field missions across 30 countries, with nearly 170,000 authorized civilian and uniformed personnel, and a total budget of $9 billion.
The Strategic Support Team in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General of Field Support provides direct executive and management support to DFS leadership. Our work covers DFS strategy, performance, and analytics; as well as communication, coordination, and external relations.
Our interns work as full members of our team, pursue projects that are designed to make a permanent difference in DFS, and have opportunities to learn about the UN beyond field support. We offer internship opportunities in three broad areas:
• Support the preparation of senior-level meetings, conferences and engagements
• Prepare research, analysis and policy options for improved support to peace operations
• Attend meetings with UN counterparts and committees, and coordinate follow-up to decisions
• Assist in speechwriting, messaging, preparation of reports and background documents
• Help analyse the performance of the global mission support portfolio against key indicators
• Support the analytics teams in preparing data, data models, and surveys
• Develop dashboards and visualizations for senior managers, and provide user support
• Support data mining, optimization, metrics development, and forecasting
• Design core identity products that illustrate corporate vision, mission and values
• Design and prepare content/copy for corporate briefings, presentations, fact sheets, and snapshots
• Support the development of web sites, including layout, content, look and feel
• Provide design support across a range of print and online products
We recruit interns throughout the year for assignments of at least 3 months. In your cover note, please indicate when you would like to start your internship. Please note that start and end dates are flexible:
• Fall (September to December)
• Winter/Spring (January to April)
• Summer (May to August)
Internships with us focus on one of three areas. In your cover note, please indicate which work stream you are interested in:
• Executive and Management Support
• Analytics and Business Intelligence
• Communications and Design

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