Job Opening INTERN – PUBLIC INFORMATION
Posting Period: 13 August 2014-12 November 2014
A 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 graduating from the programme)
‐ IT skills and programmes that you are proficient in.
‐ Top three areas of interest/department preferences
‐ Explain why you are the best candidate for that specific department(s).
‐ Explain your interest in the United Nations Internship Programme
In your Personal History Profile, be sure to include all past work experiences, IT skills, and three references. Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
The Internship is in the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information. It is for a period of two months with an opportunity for extension up to six months, depending on the needs of the division and availability of the candidate. The internship is unpaid and full-time. Interns work five days a week (35 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the office to which they are assigned.
Responsibilities: The intern will assist one of the United Nations outreach programmes. Examples of duties to be performed include the following:
- Assisting with planning and organization of conferences and other outreach activities
– Providing logistic support for the organization of public events, guided tours and briefings
– Conducting internet research on thematic issues
– Coordinating with special guests and VIPs
– Overseeing RSVP lists and volunteers
– Providing general office support (processing, drafting and finalizing correspondence and other communications; setting up and maintaining files/records, organizing meetings, etc.)
– Developing web content and web site maintenance
– Drafting, formatting, editing and posting original web site content/news stories, including graphics, photographs and video
– Maintaining databases
– Assisting with development and implementation of surveys
-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
To qualify for an internship with the United Nations Internship Programme, the following conditions must be met:
- Be computer literate in standard software applications;
Work Experience: No professional work experience required.
Languages: English and French are working languages of the UN Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Assessment Method: Potential candidates will be contacted by the hiring manager directly for further consideration.
Registration for the comprehensive examination is now open. If you are taking the exam, please make sure to register by the deadline of September 26.
The Learning Center (LC) provides free peer and professional tutoring in courses across the curriculum. We are open 7 days a week: M-TH: 10 AM – 7 PM, F: 10 AM – 3 PM, and S/SU: 12 PM – 4 PM. Students will find it a congenial place to share ideas, consult with a tutor, and improve their skills. Computers are also available for use. Students working on writing assignments can get support at every stage of the writing process, from outlining to revising, and everything in between. For graduate students, the Learning Center hired a tutor, Ted Demos, to work specifically with graduate students. He is available to meet with you to discuss writing strategies and to help you take advantage of all resources available in the Center. To make an appointment, please call the center at 718.951.5821, or stop by. For all non-writing subjects, students may drop in during our posted days and times. Tutorials are conducted in small groups or one-on-one depending on availability. Our full schedule is available on our website at http://LC.brooklyn.cuny.edu and updated throughout the semester.
The Human Rights in Iran Unit (HRIU) seeks interns for the Fall 2014 semester to help the team research and analyze, from a variety of quantitative and qualitative perspectives, the performance of the Iranian Government on the 126 recommendations it accepted during its 2010 United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Interns will help conduct research, produce info-graphics on Iran’s rights practices, participate in public outreach, and support other activities in preparation for the United Nations General Assembly and Iran’s November 2014 UPR. Schedule is flexible, but will approximately one full day per week for 14 weeks. Through POLS 7950, 3.0 credits will be counted toward the MA degree. Contact Mark Ungar at MUngar@brooklyn.cuny.edu for more information.
The Department of Political Science at Brooklyn College welcomes requests to co-sponsor speakers and events from all student groups, departments and programs. We co-sponsor events because we as a department value the open and free exchange of ideas. As educators, we place great value on learning, inside and outside the classroom. At our commuter campus, students’ time is scarce, as most have jobs. We want our students to care enough about ideas and about politics to plan and attend such events. By sponsoring and co-sponsoring speakers, we are not endorsing the ideas expressed; in the past we have sponsored and co-sponsored speakers as various as Omar Barghouti, Alan Dershowitz, Kathleen Cleaver, Elliot Abrams, Glenn Greenwald, Judith Butler, and Leonard Garment. We are instead acknowledging and encouraging students’ contributions to the intellectual life of the campus.
For our soon-to-be graduates, please note that filing for graduation is not the same as requesting tickets to walk in the commencement ceremony. If you would like to participate in the ceremony and would like tickets for friends and family members, call the Division of Student Affairs at 718.951.5352 to request tickets.
The MA program would like to get your input on your preferred times for masters courses. We now offer most courses in the evenings, but can schedule them in the afternoons and other times if there is enough interest. When you can, please take this two-minute survey. It will help us tremendously in knowing when, and where, you would like your classes to take place: http://bit.ly/poli-sci-Fall2012