INTERN - ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMME, LEARNING SECTION, I
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INTERN - HUMAN RESOURCES
Department of Management
28 July 2014-22 August 2014
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
A completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History Profile) is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Cover Note must:
Include the title of the degree you are currently pursuing or have recently completed (within the past six months) and the graduation Date (when will you be graduating/graduated from the programme)
List the IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in
Explain why you are the best candidate for this particular internship
Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
The Personal History Profile must include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references.
Due to a high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.
Organizational Setting and Reporting
This internship is located in the English Language Programme (ELP), Language and Communications Programme (LCP), Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development Section (LLODS), Learning, Development and HR Services Division (LDSD), Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), Department of Management (DM).
The internship is for an initial period of three months, ideally starting 10 September 2014 with the possibility of extension.
The internship is unpaid.
Interns work full-time: seven hours per day (35 hours), five days per week (Monday-Friday).
Interns report to the Coordinator of the English Language Programme.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Researching and evaluating online tools for e-learning (blended learning and self-study);
Researching and compiling information relevant to the current ELP projects (e.g., aligning courses with the Common European Framework of Reference; preparing/piloting blended and online courses) and contributing ideas to these projects;
Assisting with creating and piloting an online English placement examination;
Setting up and maintaining Unite Connections communities (the UN's in-house social media site) for ELP courses and projects;
Updating various record-keeping databases and Google docs;
Assisting with placement testing and other assessments;
Assisting with course registration;
Assisting the Coordinator with the daily work of the ELP.
Interns will have the opportunity to:
participate in the pedagogical work and attend meetings of the ELP and attend some meetings of the LCP;
sit in on ELP classes and co-teach some sessions;
attend classes in the other Language Programmes (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish).
Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application 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);
(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in 3.1 (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.
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 ideas 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.
Educational background in learning, ideally in teaching English as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics or a field related to language learning and teaching, is an advantage.
Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the internship programme. However, experience in teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language to adults is an advantage.
Applicants should be familiar with file hosting services (such as Dropbox) and ideally, Web 2.0 tools (such as Blackboard or Canvas).
Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to successfully work and interact in a multi-cultural environment.
Fluency in English, both oral and written, is required. Applicant must have a C1 or above level of English, as determined by the Council of Europe Framework of Reference (CEFR). Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.