United Nations Volunteer Internship Programme for Young People from UN Member Countries

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Deadline: no deadline

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is awarded to young people from UN member States interested in contributing to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV provides the opportunity for a limited number of internships at its headquarters in Bonn, Germany.

The UNV Internship Programme offers the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to UNV’s work and is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in development and volunteerism. It may also complement other studies such as international relations, communications, media relations and social sciences.

The objective is to enhance the intern’s educational experience through practical work assignments and to allow selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the United Nations.

Eligibility

Minimum Qualifications & Experience:

  • Education: Completed undergraduate degree (Bachelor) and current enrollment in a Masters degree or equivalent. Only those students who will return to their studies upon completion of their internship assignments are eligible;
  • Field of study: Development-related fields such as economics, international relations, anthropology, sociology, public or business administration, or environmental studies. Other fields of study may be considered depending on the type of assignment;
  • Language skills: Written and spoken proficiency in English and preferably in an additional official UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese);
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of development and the work of international organisations.

Immediate family members of UNV staff are not eligible to apply.

Eligible groups
Citizens of UN member States

Participating Institutions
UNV headquarters in Bonn, Germany

Fields of study
See ‘Eligibility’ above

Internship duration
Interns are accepted throughout the year; for a period of normally two to four months

Internship benefits
The purpose of the Internship Programme is to complement an intern’s studies, not to lead to further employment with the organization. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with UNV, UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system. Note that there is no promise of employment upon completion of an internship with UNV.

Financial aspects, expenses and medical benefits:

  • The Internship Programme operates on a non-remunerative basis. Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of the intern or his sponsoring institution or government.
  • UNV accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance for the intern or for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness during the internship period. Applicants are required to provide evidence of adequate medical insurance coverage.
  • UNV is not responsible for any claims by an intern or third party in the case of loss or damage to property or death or personal injury as a result of actions or omissions on the part of the intern during the internship period.

Method of Application
Applications should be forwarded to the designated contact person (as indicated in the TORs). Due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted and/or selected candidates will be contacted. Applications (in English) should include the following:

  1.  An application form [MS Word];
  2. Recent curriculum vitae (CV); and
  3. A cover letter indicating the motivation and reason for an internship with UNV as well as the preferred field of work.

It is important to read through the current Internship vacancies, and also to visit the main Internship webpage (link to it is below) for complete information, and to apply to specific vacancies you are interested in.

DEADLINES:
Interns are accepted throughout the year. See the official website for specific deadline dates of specific internship vacancies

PLEASE NOTE:
An intern is not entitled to apply for a regular position or hold a consultancy or contractor agreement with the organization either during the internship, or within the following six months.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany but has other Headquarter locations (e.g. New York and Tokyo).

UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN volunteers, throughout the world. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation.

Application Deadline: Rolling
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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United Nations Scholarships at University of Bonn in Germany for Developing Countries, 2017

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Deadline: January 15, 2017.

The University of Bonn and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) are offering up to eight fully funded scholarships for developing countries. These scholarships are available for pursuing Joint Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.”

The ultimate goal of the scholarship is to foster intercultural exchange and enable the students to contribute to the sustainable development of their home countries by applying the knowledge they acquired during the study program.

Non-native English speaking applicants must prove sufficient proficiency in the English language.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Joint Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme

Study Subject: Scholarships are “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security.”

List of Subjects: Fields of expertise include Vulnerability Assessment, Ecosystem Services, Sustainable Development, Disaster Management, Climate Change Adaptation, Human-Nature Relationships, Science & Technology Studies, Development Geography, Geomorphology, Socio-Hydrology, Future Studies, GIS and Remote Sensing.

Scholarship Award: There are eight fully-funded scholarships available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must possess a first, higher education qualification (Bachelor’s Degree) in Geography or a related / comparable professionally certified study programme. Out of all higher education qualifications earned (Bachelor’s, Master’s, additional academic coursework, etc.) applicants must have accumulated at least 100 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) within courses related to the three following areas: Human Geography and Social Sciences with a focus on spatial patterns, society, development; Science methodology and empirical research methods; Physical Geography, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences with a focus on Earth System Science.
  • A strong motivation to contribute to the area of Human Security and management of risks related to Environmental Change is a pre-requisite to study in this Master’s Programme.
  • Applicants should be highly motivated to learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.
  • A minimum of 2 years of related professional experience is required for candidates from developing countries who additionally wish to be considered for a scholarship under the Development-Related Postgraduate programmes (Epos) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Nationality: Citizens of developing country can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Eligible candidates should fulfil the following requirements in addition to the general eligibility criteria for the Master’s programme:

  • Being a candidate from a “Developing Country” (according to the classification of the DAAD)
  • Having at least two years of practical work experience (e.g. with an NGO, GO, or the private sector) in a field related to the study programme
  • Having graduated from the Bachelor no longer than five years ago
  • Having completed no other Master in a similar field of studies
  • Aiming at a career as a practitioner in a field related to the programme of study

English Language Requirement: Non-native English speaking applicants must prove sufficient proficiency in the English language.

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: A completed application packet consists of the following documents:

  1. Completed and signed application form
    2. A signed Résumé/CV A current résumé including a chronological listing of employment and other significant activities must be submitted with any application.
    3. Official transcripts: Applicants must submit an official transcript from each college or university in which they were enrolled for any period of time, showing all courses, grades and degrees received
  • Only transcripts that have been certified by the university where the degree was awarded will be accepted
  • In cases where the transcript is written in any other language than English, a certified translation of the transcript into English or German is also required
  • Translated versions can be certified either by the originating university or an official national or international institution
  1. Letter of motivation: A written statement, one to two pages in length, describing their motivation, area of proposed research, background, past work in the intended field of study, plans for further postgraduate study and any other information they feel is relevant. Applicants who are currently registered in a postgraduate programme at another university should explain why they wish to change programmes.
    5. For non-native English speakers or applicants where English is not the official language, an English language proficiency certificate.
    6. Copy of Bachelor Thesis or academic essay written as part of the fulfillment of the first degree (preferably in English).
    7. If the candidate wishes to be considered for the Epos funding by the DAAD the candidate should add the DAAD application form, a motivation letter with reference to the current occupation, professional letters of recommendation from your employer (with recent date, stamped and signed), academic letters of recommendation from your university (with recent dates, stamped and signed), as well as a confirmation of employment from the employer in your home country and if possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon your return home.
    8. Other relevant documents to support your application:
  • Further certificates on professional experience and expertise (recommended for Epos applicants)
  • Additional Certified Transcripts in cases where additional academic credits were earned outside of Degrees awarded
  • Letters of recommendation

All documents must be scanned and sent together as one single PDF file. Only Epos applicants might organize their application in two files. The file size for each file should not exceed 8 Megabytes (MB). Send completed application packet to: master-georisk@ehs.unu.edu

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15, 2017.

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The United Nations & The Nippon Foundation of Japan Fellowship Programme, 2016

 

Deadline: 9 September 2016
Human Resources Development and Advancement of the Legal Order of the World’s Oceans

The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.

Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows should have an advanced awareness and understanding of key issues and best international practices in ocean affairs and are expected to return to their home-countries to contribute their experience to assist with the effective implementation of UNCLOS and related instruments and programmes.

Programme Structure

The 9-month Fellowship Programme is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chose fields:

  • Phase One: 3-month Research and Training – normally undertaken at DOALOS at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
  • Phase Two: 6-month Advanced Academic Research and Study – undertaken at one of the prestigious participating Host Institutions and under the guidance of subject matter expert(s) who have recognized in-depth expertise in the Fellows’ chosen field of study.

Eligibility Requirements:

 Candidates must:
  • Be Nominated by their Government, employer or competent organization;
  • Be between the ages of 25 and 40;
  • Possess a first university degree in a related discipline, and have a demonstrated ability to undertake independent advanced research and studies in an academic context;
  • Be mid-level professionals who can demonstrate the they work directly on ocean issues;
  • Be in a position to accept placement with host institutions for a period of no less that nine consecutive months;
  • Be in a position to obtain all relevant visas including transit visas.
  • The Programme is conducted in English and can accommodate Francophone fellows.

Application Procedure:

  • Do you work directly on law of the Sea and Ocean Affairs issues, including marine scientific aspects?
  • Could you benefit from a nine-month research and study fellowship which will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills?
  • Will your Government or employer or competent organization confirm the above by nominating you?

For more visit the Official Webpage UN/Nippon Foundation.

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