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United Nations University-Vice Rectorate in Europe
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
DescriptionThe UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY Vice Rectorate in Europe (UNU-ViE) is an integral part of the Rector's office and the first Vice Rectorate of UNU outside the headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Established in May 2007 in Bonn, UNU-ViE strengthens the presence of UNU in Europe. UNU-ViE is dedicated to thedevelopment of knowledge-based sustainable solutions for global problems and is therefore an active organizer of international science policy dialogues for sustainability.
For more information regarding UNU-ViE, please visit our website, www.vie.unu.edu.
The section IDEAS of the Vice Rectorate of the United Nations University (UNU) in Europe aims at strengthening institutional growth of UNU in the world with particular emphasis on Europe, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). These institutional development issues are the core focus of the executive office.
The successful candidate will be based at UNU-ViE in Bonn on a full-time basis (35 or 40 hours per week) for a contractual period ranging between 3-6 months. The internship is not remunerated. Next to a set of interesting and unique tasks, we offer you insights into the structure and functioning of the United Nations
University. Your internship at the Vice Rectorate in Europe gives you the opportunity to collect work experience in a multi-cultural work environment.
As soon as possible.
Interested applicants should submit their application, preferably by e-mail, and must include the following:
· Curriculum Vitae in English;
· Cover letter in English:
outlining your motivations, possible contributions to the programme and future career goals;
· Completed UNU-ViE application form (downloadable at: http://www.vie.unu.edu/article/read/aboutthe-
internship-programme, under Working Conditions);
· Two letters of recommendation.
For more information about the UNU-ViE internship programme, please visit the website
For more information about the application procedure, please visit
Responsibilities· Translate different types of texts from English and French (and vice-versa), notably institutional,
strategic, scientific, and legal concepts and papers;
· Assist in the drafting and preparation of reports, concept notes, visit agendas, correspondence,
presentations, and other material relating to the Vice-Rectorate’s activities in Africa, including
legal documents such as Letter of Intents and Memoranda of Understanding;
· Develop an English/French glossary of the most frequently used terms with regards to Disaster Risk Management;
· Proof-reading and copy-editing activities;
· Support the Vice Rectorate’s strategic planning and institutional development related activities;
· Assist in the organization of events, acting as interpreter and translator if need be;
· Assist the Programme Coordinator / head of Executive Office in all necessary academic and/or
administrative tasks as the needs arise;
RequirementsProfile and Qualifications:
· Field of Study: International Relations, International Development, International Law, Translation,
Political Science, or related field;
· Excellent command of English, good command of French strongly preferred, other languages,
such as German, will be considered an asset;
· Ability to work productively and maintain effective working relationships with people of different
national and cultural backgrounds;
· Computer software skills (e.g. MS Office).