Enhance your UN internship application with M&E skills

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is a critical part of the United Nations and implementing partners project management and implementation. It is also a crucial mechanism necessary for donor reporting and enhancing resource mobilisation opportunities. As a result, if you intern at the UN in any role which is related to project management and implementation you will definitely encounter M&E.

Showing that you have skills, competencies and knowledge in M&E in your UN internship application may be key to getting you that placement you desire. Today we would like to feature a free online course run by UNICEF and other international partners that you can participate in, receive a certificate of accomplishment and add to your CV to attract attention to your skill-set when you apply to the UN for an internship.

mymande.org is a fantastic web platform that provides interesting courses (with short quizzes) to increase your knowledge and skills on M&E and best of all it is all free! With famous lecturers from the UN and other international organisations, this website is a great way to enhance your skills and your CV! For more information on the free available courses check out www.mymande.org

Have a great weekend!

From the team at UN-internships.com

Submitting Unsolicited Applications to the UN

One of the easiest ways to get an internship placement at the United Nations is to simply send in your CV and a letter stating why you would like to intern with that particular agency. They may or they may not have internships placements available, but we are sure that they will appreciate your expression of interest and there is a need that they think you can fill, they will contact you! Today we would like to feature one of the lesser known UN agencies, UNFPA – the United Nations Populations Fund – and help you out by providing some details of how to send in an unsolicited application.

UNFPA works with population issues, ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and family planning to improving the lives of youth and women and advancing gender equality. UNFPA collaborate with national governments and NGOs to raise awareness of the above issues and to help support the implementation of programmes that respond to these humanitarian concerns.

If these issues interest you, why not make an unsolicited application to the UNFPA!

UNFPA works in 158 countries globally! Why not write to one of the country office, submit your CV and your expression of interest outlining the skills and attributes you believe can contribute to their team via an internship. Information about each of the country offices can be located on the UNFPA website here. We wish you luck!

Featured UN Internship Openings – Apply Today!

Good morning all!

It’s Wednesday… Hump Day – that middle of the week day where the weekend gone seems far and the weekend to come seems further still. Utilise today to look into some current openings for UN internships and start dreaming ahead to your future as a UN intern! Today we are featuring a few positions open for applications! Can you find the time to apply for one of the below?

Intern to Support the Regional Programme on Empowering Women – UN Women, Regional Office in Bangkok. Click here to find out more.

Intern to assist the French Web Team – UNDP, UN Headquarters, New York City. Click here to find out more.

Intern to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. Click here to find out more.

Intern to support Advocacy and Reporting at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Click here to find out more.

Next week we will be featuring some of the lesser known (and thus less applications received) UN agencies that you can make unsolicited applications to inquire and express your interest in undertaking internships with as well as information on how to finance your internship once you secure your place (with a special insight for our Swedish followers on national funding opportunities).

Keep tuned and all the best with your applications!

From the team at UN-internships.com

increase your knowledge, expand your opportunities

Hello future UN interns!

We hope your week is off to a great start.

Here at UN-internships.org we believe that to expand your opportunities you have to increase your knowledge. One of the keys to having a stand-out internship application to attract the attention of UN Human Resources is to emphasise what knowledge and experiences you have. Even if your work experience is limited, look to other sources of online opportunities to increase your knowledge. Today we would like to feature a great free online seminar that you can attend to gain knowledge and to list as ‘learning experiences’ in your CV to attract the attention you deserve when applying for that coveted internship position…

Free online UNOPS Seminar on Sustainable Project Management
Project management skills are a must for any field job within the United Nations. Typically, social science university courses do not provide a wealth of opportunities for students to expand on their project management knowledge and skills. This free online UNOPS seminar is a great way for you to get an insight into how the operational arm of the UN coordinates and manages projects with a focus on sustainability.
To find out more about the UNOPS seminar to be held on 28 November 2013 and how to register please see the UNOPS website here.

Watch this space!

Later this week we will be sharing with you a list of some of the UN Internship vacancies worldwide currently open for application. Don’t forget, you have to be in it to win it, never doubt your ability to go out and reach your dreams!

And the fantastic ebook on getting the UN internship of your dream will be coming out in the next few weeks – this will be a great resource with a wealth of tips and hints on how to get that foot in the door to further your international development career!

Kind regards from the UN-internships.com team