Internship - Terminology (English), Geneva
Internship - Terminology (English), Geneva

Job description

Organization:UNOG - United Nations Office at Geneva
Category:Internship Programme
Grade: I-1
Duration: 2-6 Months
Deadline: 8 February 2017

Background

Special Notice

Completed online application (Cover Note and Personal History profile) is required. Incomplete applications will
not be reviewed.

The cover Note must include

Title of degree you are currently pursuing;

Graduation date (when will you be/have graduating/graduated from the programme);

IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in;

Top three (3) 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, if any; IT skills and three (3)
references.

Due to the high volume of applications received, ONLY successful candidates will be contacted.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This internship position is located in the Terminology Unit, Translation and Editorial Support Section, Languages
Service, Division of Conference Management, United Nations Office at Geneva.

This internship will start early February 2017 for an initial period of 2 months and for a maximum period of 6
months.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time.

Interns work five days per week under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they
are assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitors documentation and other materials and identifies changes, developments, linguistic inconsistencies and
variations in different areas of terminology used in the United Nations.

Contributes to the development of new terminology for use where none exists in the target language.

Contributes terms and titles, along with definitions and notes in English and French to the terminology database.

Proposes solutions to terminology issues raised by staff members and conducts documentary research and
consultations to this end.

Education

To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, applicants must meet one of the
following requirements

Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or

Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor's level or
equivalent); or

Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, much commence the internship within a one year period
of graduation from an academic programme.

Applicants who are unable to commence the internship within one year of graduation shall not be accepted.

Applicants pursuing their studies in countries where higher education is not divided into undergraduate and
graduate stages must have completed at least four years of full-time studies at a university or equivalent
institution.

Applicants should

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
ideals of the Charter; and

Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs,
which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

The University degree must be in the area of translation, interpretation or terminology.

Work Experiance

Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for participation in the programme.

Competency:

COMMUNICATION

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.

Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication.

Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.

Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

TEAMWORK

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others.

Places team agenda before personal agenda.

Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own
position.

Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated tasks.

CLIENT ORIENTATION

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be 'clients ' and seeks to see things from clients' point of
view.

Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.

Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.

Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate
problems.

Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects.

Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Language

Fluency in English, which must be the candidate's main language is required. Knowledge of French is required.


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