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The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, or UNAIDS, which advocates global action on HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, is inviting university students from around the world, to apply for Internships positions at UNAIDS. Interns will be based at multiple duty stations, for periods of 6 weeks to 6 months.
UNAIDS leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations -UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank – and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Interns are not remunerated and no travel or subsistence expenses will be covered. UNAIDS will however provide accident insurance coverage. Interns are responsible for, and must provide proof of, adequate health insurance.
Applicants must be engaged in a course of post-secondary studies leading to a formal qualification in an approved university programme at the under-graduate or post-graduate level.
They need to be able to work in teams, adapt and integrate easily with the team and work cooperatively in support of team objectives. UNAIDS is looking for candidates who are able to convey ideas and thoughts in a clear and convincing way in one-on-one discussions or group presentations and who can produce clear correspondence and written reports. It is also looking for candidates who show initiative and enthusiasm in their work, effectively organize and manage time, and who deliver high-quality results in line with agreed objectives.
They should be able to effectively apply their knowledge and skills to the job, and to consistently learn and improve performance. The ability to innovate and find new ways of working and improving results while maintaining a strong service orientation are desired qualities, as is the ability to take ownership of assigned responsibilities, be productive, fulfill commitments and use resources responsibly.
Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome; and those from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented UN member states are particularly encouraged.
Applications are to be done online by 31 March 2018.